Here in the Yampa Valley we are very lucky. We are lucky that we get to wake up to beautiful scenery everyday including picturesque mountain sides, hills covered with green aspen leaves, bright blue rivers and streams and some of the friendliest people in Colorado. Another thing that I particularly love about the location of Steamboat Springs is our vicinity to lakes and reservoirs. Lake Catamount, Steamboat Lake and Stagecoach Reservoir are all less than 40 minutes from town. It has become a favorite weekend pastime to go boating on the weekends with close friends usually out to Stagecoach Reservoir for long, sun filled days wakeboarding, wake-surfing and tubing. We went this past Saturday and although it was a gorgeous day, the fall wind has officially arrived and the water temperatures (even with a wetsuit) were down right chilly. It looks like boating season might be over for 2008, but I will still be sure to check out the fall leaves change color out at Stagecoach Reservoir. It will be a kaleidoscope of colors not to be missed.