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Jul 21, 2012
Stones
Its 100 in Denver! Estes is the place to be! But what to do on a budget when u r butt tired from climbing and hiking the day before? ??? Opinions? BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 21, 2012
Sounds like a great day to see a therapist. Leeroy
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Jul 21, 2012
Get a coffee and sit and look at all those turists a while. What a scene (I was one of them last week!) mcarizona
From Flag
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Jul 21, 2012
me at eldo
so many tourists Addison
From Boulder, CO
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Jul 21, 2012
Stones
Serious answers please btw a massage therapist would sound good but cha ching! BigJuggsjohnson
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The Notch
Go flyfishing...with beer of course. Ben P
From Fort Collins, CO
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Jul 21, 2012
Get an iced coffee. Sit by Big Thompson or somewhere staring at longs.

Go for a hike.

Margs

Beers

The library

Ice cream

Chocolate

Pick up tourists
Copperhead
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Jul 21, 2012
Looking at a 5.7 crack with Nick
Go up to Lumpy, and hike to Gem Lake. Then go to Ed's Cantina. Josh Olson
From Durango, CO
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Jul 21, 2012
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Estes Park Brewery. Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
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Jul 21, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Brian wrote:
Estes Park Brewery.

+1 for a rest day activity, then sit by the Big Thompson and soak your feet with a cold one in hand.
Woodchuck ATC
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Jul 21, 2012
After you get done climbing be sure to head up to ...
Go up trail ridge road and hike down the ute trail for 10 minutes to have a nice section of tundra to yourself... with beer in hand. Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
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Jul 21, 2012
Stones
I don't have fly fishing stuff, don't drink beer, not interested in tourists, too sore to hike, saving my calories to eat chocolate, already had a pot of coffee. Today's solution: we went consignment store hopping! BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 21, 2012
Go to Moraine Park and walk/wade down the river. KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
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Jul 21, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Luke Skyrocker wrote:
Go to Moraine Park and walk/wade down the river.

?? Often means getting swept down the river. I got my shorts pulled halfway off by the current once., but I was down near the curve in the road where it is faster.
Woodchuck ATC
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Josh Olson wrote:
Go up to Lumpy, and hike to Gem Lake. Then go to Ed's Cantina.


Am I the only one that thinks Ed's Cantina is crappy food and no atmosphere?
Robert Buswold
From Longmont, CO
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Jul 21, 2012
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
?? Often means getting swept down the river. I got my shorts pulled halfway off by the current once., but I was down near the curve in the road where it is faster.


I was thinking of the flat curving sectionsin in upper Moraine Park. Also, the river is low because of the drought. However, I am inclined to be really good in rivers. I have saved two people on seperate occassions from drowning in the past.

Nevertheless, the river in Moraine Park is pretty mellow right now.
KevinCO
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Jul 21, 2012
Stones
Yea I did just what u said and got swept by river. Typical MP advice! Haha funny... BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 21, 2012
What more can you ask for...an adventure on your rest day! KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
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Jul 22, 2012
I second the motion that Ed's ain't all that. Much prefer The Rock Bar. Cheaper and way better service.
Estes has a public indoor pistol range if you like to shoot.
Or go fishing.
Rogerlarock
From Nedsterdam, Colorado
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Jul 22, 2012
Living the High Life.
Rick Mix wrote:
I second the motion that Ed's ain't all that. Much prefer The Rock Bar. Cheaper and way better service.


The Rock is more expensive, but the food is great. I like Ed's because almost everyone who works there, including the owner, is a climber. The bartender who pours your marg just got off the diamond, and that cute server just broke the speed record on the Nose. It's a climbers joint.
Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
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Jul 22, 2012
Option number one - Get slightly buzzed at Ed's Cantina

Option number two - Get completely fucked up at Ed's Cantina

Climber owned and operated with great food /drink / service.
Kevin Landolt
From Fort Collins, Wyoming
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Jul 22, 2012
I like to hit up the local rec center on rest days. Get a shower, do some swimming, sit in the hot tub. The one in Estes is pretty nice too. Tom Fralich
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 12, 2006
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Jul 22, 2012
Rick Mix wrote:
I second the motion that Ed's ain't all that. Much prefer The Rock Bar. Cheaper and way better service. Estes has a public indoor pistol range if you like to shoot. Or go fishing.

I used to like ed's before they remodeled. Used to be a bunch of grungy types in there late in the day. Now it seems sterile, with few interesting patrons.
Copperhead
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Casual Friday on Serenity Crack, Yosemite
mmm. Service at the rock? Really? I like it there mucho, but the service?
Estes Brewery? If you grew up going to Hockey games and find enjoyment in shitty nachos that give you gas and beer that tastes...mmm... well like urine...then maybe the Brewery is the place for you. I hear the ladies dig your mullet, p.s!

I might be biased in my agreeing with Andy Novak, Ed's *fishtacos* and water sports!!!
I highly recommend a river float from the post office to Kind Coffee, pop into Ed's for a marg, walk back to the post office and repeat.

Sorry, what is a rest day anyway?
quinndalina
From Estes Park
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Mar 4, 2013
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned chilling out on the veranda at the Stanley Hotel, great views, tourist watching, have a beer. jhn payne
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