I just got back back from a long weekend in Lake City, Colorado. Beth Goralski, Jen Olson, Katie Bono and I met up in this remote section of Colorado for some pre-season (ice/mixed climbing) training. Lake City is a beautiful area, much like Ouray, as it’s just on the other side of the San Juan Mountains, yet it’s totally different. Unfortunately, it seems a little more tainted with Texans than Ouray. I guess that’s because Ouray’s local population is generally from other places other than Texas, and the Texans only come to visit in the summer. Regardless, I didn’t actually see many people aside from the girls this weekend, and once they left, I was in a world of silence. It was almost kind of eerie how quiet it was. Nothing but the sound of the wind and the river, and an occasional owl’s call.