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Re: A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

GarryRF ·
Does winter arrive early in these gardens ? Is that due to the elevation? Does it remain cool in the Summer too ? I'm thinking of the likes of Mexico City where it should be tropical but its elevation keeps it cool all year. Lovely photos of the Flora and Gardens. Was it really that empty ?
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Re: A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Yes, winter arrives early because of the very high altitude. Over a mile and a half above sea level. Summers are very nice -- warm (75-80F) dry pleasant days (no humidity to speak off), and it always cools down nicely at night, so most places don't even have air conditioning. It really was that empty. No more than 6 folks in the garden including my wife and I, and of course not counting the hundreds of birds flying about.
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U.S. ski resort giant takes a bite of Australia

PHeymont ·
U.S. ski resort operator Vail Resorts has paid $136 million to take over Australia's popular Mount Perisher ski area in the Snowy Mountains.   Vail, which owns a dozen or so ski areas in the U.S. (Colorado, California, Utah, Michigan and...
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Vail Farmers' Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
During the summer months there's a nice Farmers' Market in Vail every Sunday.  It's situated on the north side of Gore Creek, on Meadow Drive, in close proximity to the town's large parking structure.  It compliments the nearby ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 20, 2014: The Ski Trooper, Vail, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  When you first see him at a distance, your impression is that he's real.  Walking on the bank of Gore Creek is a white garbed figure carrying skis and... a rifle?!?  You do a double take and realize it's an amazing life-sized,...
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A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
The  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens  is the world's highest botanical garden, situated at the foot of Vail Mountain in the Colorado Rockies, in gorgeous Vail Valley.  The Garden rests at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) and is...
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July 2, 2016: A summer visit to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Colorful flower blossoms captured in early summer in the thin air of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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Re: July 2, 2016: A summer visit to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

Marilyn Jones ·
All your photos are fantastic! So beautiful!
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