mark hartless

mark hartless 1 day, 5 hours ago on Our View: Steamboat bear regulations falling short

Corn is plummeting. The price is getting so bad farmers are stockpiling it rather than selling into a lousy market.

And here's the kicker... Those who DO want to sell can't get their corn on rail-cars because the rails are tied up HAULING OIL!! Oil that COULD HAVE BEEN in a pipeline, except for the gubbamint officials that keep blocking the private sector's attempts to build it.

So, keeping government out of private business is just as important as keeping people (regular people) out of wildlife management.

Hillariously, I watched this report from Iowa where the reporter stood in front of a corn harvester/ combine. Any idiot could see that it was made to take in some sort of standing crop, not designed to engage the ground in any way. But the person on the other end said "That's a PLOW, right!!??"... Then I'm thinking God, please let these idiots in Washington DC and New York City STOP managing our country. They don't even recognize a simple piece of farm equipment and yet they presume to know how much of EVERYTHING we need.

Central planning helped sink the Soviet Union and we're determined to try it here anyway.

If there as so many bears that you see them on main street then there are plenty for rugs. When they get tired of being rugs they will go away.


mark hartless 1 day, 23 hours ago on Altitude adjustment: The story behind the summit

Longs isn't the hardest at all. It was just the hardest of the ones I've done. Others down in central CO are really easy, like Democrat, Lincoln, Bross, which we ran off of the summit in a thunder snow storm in mid August. It hailed, rained, snowed, sleeted, and was sunny all in the same 15 minute period. And BIG lightening...

Longs is just a challenge for many folks because of the vertical. It's a long day. I did the Keyhole route too. The whole world changes when you step through that wall of rock. People mostly die there because of ice/ snow on that home stretch, and they are goofing off or don't take it seriously, I think... Longs is a high, REAL mtn.


mark hartless 2 days, 2 hours ago on Altitude adjustment: The story behind the summit

Good luck climbing all 58, as there are only 53 with geographical prominence worthy of being called their own.

Nevertheless, climbing all of them is an accomplishment. I've managed only about 15; Longs being the most serious.