Colorado 2013: The Adventure Begins

In the summer of 2013 I started as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.  This page lists all of the posts that don’t belong in their own separate page and that show the beginning of my adventure in Colorado.

The First Weekend in Colorado

On my first weekend in Colorado, Heather joined me to see some of the state.  She had never been to Colorado before and wanted to come visit before she moved here with me permanently.


 The First Week at Mines

Adventures in September

October Outings

November Happenings

Our First Foray into the Colorado High Country

Late November Activities

A December to Remember

Go West, Young Man

  • Berthoud Pass in the Snow – On my way west back to Oregon for the holidays, I took US 40.  The first pass was well over 11,000 feet tall and covered in snow.
  • Frozen Wolford Mountain Reservoir – Any icy lake under a blanket of snow in the middle of nowhere.
  • Rabbit Ears Pass – The last pass on US 40 before Steamboat Springs.
  • The “I Do” Fire – An old Colorado wildfire site now memorialized with a BLM sign in the middle of nowhere.
  • Starvation Reservoir – The reservoir was completely covered in ice.  I wouldn’t want to be starving here.
  • Driving Toward Park City – I drove through the starts of a blizzard on I-80 heading west toward Park City.
  • Snow Storm in Pendleton – I woke up to a full-blown snow storm in Pendleton.  It made driving on the freeway exciting.
  • Horsetail Falls – One of the majestic waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Lower Oneonta Falls – Most likely this is Lower Oneonta Falls but it might be another falls.
  • Multnomah Falls – The most famous waterfall in the Gorge.  It is a fascinating, beautiful waterfall in any weather.
  • Wahkeena Falls – Just to the west of Multnomah Falls, another beautiful waterfall presents itself.


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