Frisco is buzzing, but in a laid back way. It is the first Arts and Music Festival in a decade. Apparently there is something going on here every weekend. As an events organiser (ooops make that ex events organiser) I am very interested to see how things are going. As a kick off to the day they held a running race up a local mountain. 65 competitors doesn't pay the bills, but the street is blocked off, stalls are everywhere, and the whole event seems to be going okay.
Scott and Margarita are in Vale at a wedding, Ju's back is still sore, a local bike shop is not very helpful about which trails are the best (they're all good man) so we wander the main street, which
despite the festival is very relaxed, and then go and find a lovely campsite next to the Dillion Reservoir. Ju is going to rest, and I'm going to go exploring on my bike.
Scott has recommended the Peak trail which I can ride all the way to Breckenridge. I follow a trail around the lake that hooks on to a sealed trail that takes me into town, and follow a couple of bikers to the trail head. All too easy. Frisco seems to be another bike conscious community. The trail is well marked and climbs gently up the valley. A little technical at times but I take my time, although those technical bits really tire me out, altitude? I reach a saddle and junction and decide to turn around. It is only then that I realize how rough the trail is....But as always great to be out and about exploring. Great scenery. Chatty friendly bikers and walkers. And such a relaxed atmosphere...very laid back.
Frisco has no ski mountain of its own, but within an hours drive there must be at least six or seven other ski areas. Nice. Ju likes the idea of having a lake to swim in every day. Great for her "ocean swimming" training. Quite a few sail boats and Sups about too. And a big hospital, with a seemingly very busy rescue helicopter. I can sense
her scheming. (I'll carry your bags and do the house work honey). There is also a pretty exciting "jump park" for mtbers (next step up from pump track) right next to the skateboard park, and the Nordic Ski Area. Yep I could keep myself occupied here.....
The late afternoon thunderstorm is a doozy. Forked lightening, massive thunder cracks right above the van, and 10mins of hail, and it looks like new snow on a couple of the higher peaks. A couple of the nearby tents are thrashed.
Ju's back pain is easing, so we go for a lakeside wander just on dusk. Denver tomorrow. We have missed Scott and Margarita, but Ju is very excited about a visit to REI (shopping) At least it's an outdoor shop......