State Bridge readies for re-opening, tweeting from the summit of Mt. Everest, no Buffalo Springfield in Telluride, and more….
State Bridge – a great road trip leading to a magical destination.
Much anticipation awaits the grand opening of the newly built State Bridge amphitheater in Bond, Colorado. Volunteers have been busy helping to ready the new venue for the opening — check out the activities at the State Bridge Facebook page. The State Bridge Lodge burned down in 2007, and the new amphitheater has been built in the burned-out footprint of the old lodge. Every seat in the new multi-terraced amphitheater has great views of the stage and the river. State Bridge was the first public bridge across the Colorado River in Colorado, and has been a popular gathering place since the late 1800′s.
The inaugural event is Campout for the Cause III — check out the great lineup for this year’s event here. In addition to great music, attendees will enjoy rafting, drum circles, yoga and more. Future concerts include Leftover Salmon on June 12.
Tweeting from the summit of Mt. Everest – accompanied by product placement?
On May 6, British mountaineer Kenton Cool tweeted from the summit of Mt. Everest: “Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!”. The shoutout can be explained by the fact that the company sponsored his climb.
Hopefully Cool meant the first tweet for him, since he isn’t the first person to tweet from the summit. That honor goes to Eric Larsen, who six months ago simply tweeted “Everest summit!” (last year Larsen also tweeted from The North Pole.) The mast used to tweet from the lofty heights of Everest was constructed by a Nepalese mobile operator in October 2010. Read the full story at PlanetSki. (more…)