Latest News – July 12
Leadville Named #3 in Geocaching Colorado Top Spots
Are you a geocacher? Well, then you’ll be happy to know that Leadville was just named as #3 out of the top 10 places to geocache in Colorado by the Vacations Made Easy blog.
Think of it as present-day treasure hunting. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
And with as many rock hounds, gold panners and trail lovers, it’s no wonder that Lake County also has an active group of geocachers. Want to fin dout more? Read about it here.
Johnny Canoe Paddle Fest Marks Year 2 at Twin Lakes
The second annual Johnny Canoe Paddle Fest was held yesterday at Twin Lakes, Colorado under a nearly perfect summer day with lots of paddling enthusiasts.
“We had twice as many people as last year, “ said Paddle Fest organizer Johnny “Canoe” Gwaltney who was enthusiastically busy setting people up with addles to navigate everything from canoes, to kayaks to stand-up paddle boards.
Competitors competed in one of four divisions: three-person canoe, tandem kayak, single kayak and stand-up paddle boarding. Each division has subcategories such as men, women, mixed and senior. The day’s results, when they are compiled can be found: HERE.
The competition took place at the upper Twin Lake, at the Red Rooster boat ramp parking lot. The race course is a one-mile across and back to Interlaken Resort on Twin Lakes, with timed intervals determining the winners.
Johnny Canoe and his helpers have certainly shown their commitment to make this annual event, one that brings people out to enjoy all of the natural beauty that Twin Lakes has to offer. For more info, call or log on: 719-251-9961; www.twinlakescanoeandkayak.com