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Things to do/see in Gunnison/Western State
I am going up there today for a few days and I know some of you guys go there. What are some fun/cool things to see/do? i will be going up with my mom to tour the campus. What are some good places to eat? thanks! like always, karma will be given
hit up luvs for the late night action
get drunk go to blue mesa, go rafting/fishing, mtn biking, go to cb get drunk go to long lake, go to the punch bowls behind gothic and jump in (gnarly), rock climbing up taylor, get drunk, mtn bike in cb, restuarants r good in crested butte, skateboard parks in cb/gunni, stop by cfs and rent paddleboards, swim at irwin, go hiking, hit rails up scholfield (there's still snow), and, oh yeah, get drunk.
i think i forgot getting drunk.
just a small list of some of the things here in cb/gunni.
ps i am a local western student and work at colorado freeskier so i can answer most skiing/activity/western related questions. pm me or stop by the shop and say whats up.
Go up to crested butte if you have time there are a lot of hikes longs lake has a super sick rope swing up in crested butte. check out hartman rocks and blue mesa. come up during the school year and ill show you around and get ya drunk
Haha I'll be going up this winter to ski crested butte so if your down with getting a 16 year old drunk
Is that all you do at western state? Get drunk and go outdoors. I'm going to the fort (durango) starting this spring. I hope that's not an issue.
getting drunk is a very popular pastime here. that being said gunni/crested butte have just about everything you can think of to do outside. cliff jumping, waterskiing/wakeboarding, swimming, climbing, mountaineering, rafting, kayaking, surfing (yes it might be on a river, but the whitewater park has a surfable hole), gold medal fishing, camping, hiking, and mountainbiking are all minutes from your door. crested butte is the birthplace of mountain biking, and teh valley has 300+ miles of ridable trails.
cb has sick skiing terrain, but the snow is hit or miss, and the backcountry aruond the area is pretty easy access and gets 2-3 times more snow than the resort.
the terrain park and skiing is better at cbmr than at dmr (purgatory), but given the opportunities to get to silverton, wolf creek and the surrounding backcountry from durango the skiing is comparable on the whole.
you will find that durango has way more population and less of a rural feel, and therefore more opportunities to do things like shop and eat. it has good access to outdoor recreation, but not the way the access is in gunnison/cb.
there are tradeoffs to being in either location, but i bet you will find yourself doing the same amount of drinking regardless of where you go (both schools have reputations as being party schools).
That's cool. My dad lives in Pagosa so I would definetly be skiing wolf creek pass. I was never interested in park skiing. I love ski mountaineering. I have a few places in the southern San Juans and weminuche wilderness area I want to ski (multiday backpacking trips). I want to ski around summitville around elwood pass, Montezuma and Summit are on my hit list. I know CB has some good backcountry. Though the CDT around Wolf Creek doesn't yield good terrain, it is known for being remote and have LOTS of snow.
Skiing aside Western didn't have my major.
That's sucks about the drinking. I like to drink occasionally, but every weekend or 4 days a week is too much. I guess college is what you make it though.
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