Lenawee Trail

Summer is winding down fast in the Colorado High Country so this past Wednesday we decided to take advantage of a beautiful summer/fall day and ride the Lenawee Trail which start at the top of Arapahoe Basin and ends in Peru Creek near the town of Montezuma.  The ride start with a grueling uphill from the base of A-Basin to the top.  1,600 feet in only 2.5 miles.  The reward is 10 miles of descent from 12,5000 feet back down to Keystone at 9,500 feet.  If you ever want a really nice, relatively short, ride that winds through mountain tundra, spruce forests and aspen groves I highly recomend this one!

Dc making the first turn on Lenawee Trail.  The first few miles is all above treelike.

Jake enjoying the scenic downhill.

Panoramic image made using the iPhone app DMD.

The iPhone camera and apps

After reading Cole Barash's and Chase Jarvis' blog yesterday I got a bit excited to shoot more photos with my iPhone.  I never really messed around with all the apps that are available, and I must say 5 minutes later and $8 broker, I was way impressed and hooked.  Messing around with all the many features available to edit photos right on the iPhone I ended up with this image within the first few minutes.  I thought it made a cool stamp and was definitely a direct influence of the new NEW YORKER cover, which was taken with an iPhone and then manipulated with one of the many apps.  I'm excited to use my iPhone in this manner much more in the future.  For now, step back into time.  Or at least that is how this image makes me feel.  It was actually taken at the REI parking lot in Denver two weeks ago.