Saturday, June 02, 2007

2007 Steamboat Balloon Rodeo at Bald Eagle Lake

The Steamboat Springs Balloon festival is moving to Bald Eagle Lake this year (this picture is from last year). Bald Eagle Lake is south of town a little just past the last gas station on Hwy 40. It is also Steamboat's only private water-ski lake (more here and here) that I am lucky to be a member on. If you click on the link just before this you can see that it will be a beautiful setting for the event. I am looking forward to some spectacular pictures during this years event because the location is much better suited for photography and the Meadows location was not. It was convenient but difficult to find a good angle for pictures given the layout and how the sun came up in relation to that location. I also hope to make a few runs in the water-ski course surrounded by balloons if we can safely keep the lake open for skiing.

Some details from the Steamboat Pilot "One of Steamboat’s more popular events has found a new home at Bald Eagle Lake. The 27th annual Balloon Rodeo will be held July 7 and 8 at a field by the private lake south of Steamboat Springs on the south side of U.S. Highway 40. The lake is a little less than one mile south of the U.S. 40-Walton Creek Road intersection. The early morning event features about 40 hot air balloons flying above the Yampa Valley. Admission is free. Click here for the story in the Steamboat Pilot. Float back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page for more.

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