Sunday, September 30, 2007

Labor Day Hike 2007


We went hiking on Labor Day. It was supposed to be a little hike into Diamond Lake, which is by Nederland, Colorado. To get to the trail for Diamond Lake you have to start by going up the 4th of July Trail. After about a mile you veer left off the current trail onto the Diamond Lake trail. There is a very large wooden sign marking the intersection of these two trails.

We were in a little bit of a hurry that day. As such, we were moving along at a good pace. Somehow we completely breezed by the huge wooden sign. After about another 1.5 hours of hiking we ran into some friendly people. They instructed us that we had missed the turn of about 3 miles back. Our short hike had become a lot longer than anticipated.

About 1/4 of a mile from the spot were we recieved the bad news was another little lake. We decided to see it before turning back for the car. On our way up we also found an old boiler and winch from a mine shaft that has long since been closed.

In the video below you'll see the pictures we took along the way. We got a little carried away with boiler pictures but we thought that Mom Burningham might like to use them for references for her student's art work. Take a look and enjoy. Bonus points for anyone that can tell me the band that plays the song.


Sunday, September 9, 2007


Once upon a midnight dreary,
On a Friday while I was weary,

My new white pants were too long,
Thought to myself, "Something must be done."

Preferring more refined then ruff
I said, "I'll add a cuff."

By sewing standards I'm no ace,
In the 9th grade I made a pillow case.

After some imaginative guessing,
I found myself doing some pressing.

Affixing some pins to hold it just right,
I began sewing into the night.

The time spent, the dream realized,
A cuffed pant, and Nat surprised.