News and notes from the great outdoors…
Quartz Mountain Fall Gathering
I’ve been told that this weekend is the Fall Gathering for climbers at Baldy Point in Quartz Mountain State Park. The Fall Gathering is one of two annual events at Baldy Point, considered to be the prime rock climbing destination in Oklahoma and one of the finest in the Southwest. The Fall Gathering is usually on the first weekend of November.
Here’s a link about Baldy Point: http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/151409/Baldy-Point-Quartz-Mtn-.html
I’ve been trying to find information on this, but haven’t been able to. It’s not like I can be there anyway; work is going to get in the way. But I’m sure many climbers from Oklahoma and beyond will be there. If you’re planning on being there or have information on the Fall Gathering, reply here or e-mail me. I’d love to know more and would like to see pictures from any activities that may be going on there this weekend.
More ski season openings
About a month ago I mentioned some early openings in ski country, namely the Oct. 7 opening at Loveland and, two days later, Arapaho Basin.
More snow in the high country has meant more places are ready for skiers and boarders. Copper Mountain opens Friday; Winter Park on Nov. 18; and Steamboat Springs on Nov. 25.
All of these places are pretty close to Denver, so it’s a quick trip from there to the slopes. As soon as we start seeing regular ski reports, I’ll be posting them. Just one reason to love winter!