Friday, April 30, 2010

Emerald Mountain in Downtown Steamboat Springs

Emerald Mountain: This hike is one of the busiest trails in Steamboat, but locals flock to it for the great workout and some of the best views of Steamboat (call us for directions). Located right out of downtown, this hike climbs through exposed meadows and a few groves of trees. Bikers are plentiful, but when you turn around, the world opens up before you. The trail system up Emerald Mountain expands from downtown to Tree Haus Drive. There are game trails to follow as well as more established trails. From Emerald, there’s an incredible view of Mt. Werner, the Sleeping Giant and the Zirkel Wilderness. There are no water sources, so bring lots of water during the upcoming summer months!
   
     For more info call Jon at 970-819-6930 or send me an email. I respect your time and will answer your questions without a sales pitch. You can also click back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page or go to my Steamboat, CO Real Estate page if you want to search for property in Steamboat.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Black Bears and Wildlife in Steamboat

     Black Bears: Seeing a black bear in the wild is a breathtaking experience. However, with Steamboat expanding, black bears are starting to become more familiar with human habitat. Those who move to Steamboat come here for the wilderness, the wildlife and the sense that there are still wild places. There are a few things to know about black bears in order to have a safe wildlife encounter. Black bears do not attack humans as a general rule. However, if you come between a momma bear and her cubs, she is more likely to attack. If you see cubs, be very careful away. The mother is close by.

     Bears like trash. While many people who visit Steamboat are thrilled by a bear sighting and are happy to leave food out for them, this causes on-going problems with bears. From dumpsters they are more likely to break into houses. Storing trash in secure dumpsters or in your home until you can properly dispose of it, will help keep bears wild.

     For natural bear sightings, the best times of year are in the fall and spring. In the spring bears are fattening up after a long winter’s hibernation. They will feed lower on the mountains where there is fresh vegetation. In the fall, head up the mountain to the raspberry patches that can be found throughout the mountain to see some wildlife in the wild. Best times of day to see a bear are in the early morning and early evening. Steamboat bears like to scavenge for food at all hours of the night. If you do see a bear, be respectful and keep your distance and enjoy!
 

     For more info call Jon at 970-819-6930 or send me an email. I respect your time and will answer your questions without a sales pitch. You can also click back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page or go to my Steamboat, CO Real Estate page if you want to search for property in Steamboat.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

New Sale at One Steamboat Place

A new sale at One Steamboat Place that isn't from a pre-construction contract is great news. We are seeing buyers return to the market and One Steamboat Place delivered a product that people have been very happy with.

■ 2550 Apr├ęs Ski Way

Seller: SV Timbers Steamboat LLC Buyer: Williams S. and Michelle C. LerachSale Date: April 1, 2010 Sale Price: $3.8 million

Property Description: Condominium unit 711 at One Steamboat Place — represents a new sale and not one resulting from a pre-construction contract

To contact Jon Wade call 970-819-6930 or send him an email. Jon values your time and will answer your question without a sales pitch. For more of his Steamboat blog click back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page.