yeah... you and i have a very different definition of the term "rest day," as well.
definately sounded like some good bonding time with the kid. my boy has about 10 years, or so, before i can start taking him along (according to my old lady, anyway). i can't think of a more beautiful place than the Elks, for him to have his first experience in the mountains.
So when are we climbing Snowmass? (p.s. I here there is a pretty narly traverse between Snowmass and Capitol Peak... are you up for it?)
My friend Rob actually refers to me as insane (which I take as a compliment)...but Machine sounds good. I usually plan a pretty full itineraly when I go to Colorado. When you only get one full week a year, you might as well get in every mile you can. Assuming I get back to the Bells this summer, Snowmass will be on the proposed agenda.