Just got back from a great (but much too short) trip to Colorado. Just enough time for two hikes, but managed to get a couple of great photos, taken by my companions.
The sky was clear and it was a new moon, so the stars were brilliant. This picture was also made possible by awesome cameras that could do 30 second exposures, and a red bike light.
It's fine to tap the Rockies, just take your garbage with you! And be careful not to step on the fragile arctic tundra plants!
Here's a Coors beer factoid for you: the premise of the movie "smoky and the bandit" was based on hauling a truckload full of coors beer from texarkana to atlanta because at the time it was illegal to sell coors east of the Mississippi.