Ben Tiffany

Ben Tiffany 3 days, 13 hours ago on Altitude adjustment: The story behind the summit

All of Colorado's 14ers (including the ones that don't quite make the criterion of "fourteener") are special,even the easier walkups. Anyone who climbs even one should be commended.The feeling one gets on the summit on a beautiful clear day can't be adequately described to anyone who has never experienced it. I've climbed something like thirty-five of the 14ers,and hope I someday manage to climb the rest. There are also many,many magnificent peaks of lower altitude,a lot of which are much tougher than virtually all of the 14ers. My hat is always off to anyone who gets off the couch and heads for the top.


Ben Tiffany 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Major U.S. 40 construction about to change Steamboat's summer at both ends of town

What a good idea;simultaneous roadwork on both ends of town to maximize the inconvenience and frustration of all road users. I don't suppose they could finish the work on one end of town before starting in on the other? It certainly seems like better planning could have happened.


Ben Tiffany 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Aggressive cow elk relocated to Flat Tops as search continues for her calf

This seems to be one of those rare occasions when most of the regulars agree on something. What a poor move on the part of the DOW,moving a mother elk and leaving her calf unattended and "vulnerable."You bet it's vulnerable! For anyone who complained about the trail closures or ignored them and contributed to this travesty occurring, shame on you.The distinct possibility that this calf will not make it is on your head.


Ben Tiffany 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Aaron Alpe: Climate change spurring wildfires

Hey Rhys, I remember that bitter cold (definitely in the mid to late 80's,perhaps '86?) and that was when the record for coldest recorded temperature in Colorado history occurred; -61 degrees in Maybell. Don't remember if that record has since been broken. I would be happy to never see a temperature that cold ever again.


Ben Tiffany 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Camino a la Copa: Where there are no roads

Attaboy,Roddy! What an adventure you and your crew are having! I'm always glad to read your latest reports. All this and the World Cup too...


Ben Tiffany 5 months ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

Let's not forget about a few other shows over the years. John Hiatt and the Goners(with Sonny Landreth,both at Howelson and at the base of the mountain in different years),Robben Ford on the Courthouse lawn (David Grisman too),Al Stewart on Headwall,Los Lobos at Howelson,Dark Star Orchestra at Headwall;wow! We've had some great shows here over the years! (At least for those that enjoy such music.)