To PMags, I feel your pain on the I-70 congestion and don’t understand how “you/those” people do it during ski and summertime weekends. I’m usually fortunate enough to be heading the opposite direction of the congestion during those periods :D
Well, I rarely do the I70 corridor for that reason. My buddy and I took his son out for his first backpacking trip and he wanted to do something different than the usual haunts around here (Boulder). Something different that felt a little more of an adventure.
Avery, the not-quite-six-year old, also agrees with my assessment of I70 traffic; IT STINKS! :D
Luckily, though I am an avid skier, it is backcountry almost 100%. No need to go to Copper, A-Basin and what-have-you.
Yeah, most of the population is on the Front Range..but all that population pops over the tunnel on weekends and holidays.
So it goes.
And in a few years, so does my fiancee' and I. ;)