This past weekend, we went up to Aspen and stayed in a baller-condo about 100 yards from the Aspen Mountain ski resort gondola.
Saturday we drove up to Ashcroft ghost town, hiked a little of the Cathedral Lake trail (only partially, not enough time for all the way up and down), then took the Express Creek Road (turns into Taylor Pass eventually) up to the first hut before turning back (all while having 6 people in the wk2, including one in the back).
traildamage link: TrailDamage.com - Taylor Pass
View from the short hike:
Crossing a small stream:
On Sunday, we drove up Aspen Mountain on the "summer road". We only made it a little ways up before the passengers wanted to turn around. Trail was a little slick / muddy, and being near the edges caused some to be nervous.
traildamage link: TrailDamage.com - Aspen Mountain
Underneath the chair lift:
You can see the "summer road" on the right side of the pic:
Rest of album: Aspen - 10-12-2013 Photos by whitesnakeMSU | Photobucket