gether intoa recipe for a great time at the
Durangocelebratesthe Winter sea-
son each year with a variety of activities at
venuesthroughoutthe area. Theballoon
launch site is north in an areaslowly being
Butno. The property developer is soex-
cited by the beautiful bubbles floatingon
the morning breezes, he is writing into the
homeowner covenantsthat they must al-
every year duringSnowdown.
A footof new snow made excellent
Of course it meant careful flight to: a. stay
west, whilethe next valley is close...if you
are a crow...it is a long drive for the chase
meanton plowed roads or walking aero-
Puttogether a horse andrider, jumps, an
obstacle orslalom course and a skier at the
endof a rope...well, you get the idea.
Pilots could not have asked for better
winds were light and variable while aloft
Reminiscent of Albuquerque, there was a
landings within feetof launchsites.
at the 2001