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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column toasting the cable guy.

We were crawling around on some boulders near the Peak One summit last Sunday when we received the call. He was early.

And rescheduling was no option ” certainly not with a week of politics and Olympics leading up to the NCAA football season kickoff. So we asked if he could return in an hour to connect our television.

Peering upon the town of Frisco, over the sea of rock and pine, we pondered whether the estimate was rational. It seemed about right; the descent began.

It was a steep jog, but we kept a decent pace and managed to keep our tracks on the trail, despite slipping and tripping ” flailing, cursing and spitting.

Then as we passed a handful of European tourists, well below tree-line but not yet close, the phone rang again and cable guy said he was at our residence, waiting.

So an hour was a bit of an underestimate.

We negotiated a 20-minute extension and took a deep breath.

We arrived 30 minutes later, covered in dirt and tired. Suffice it to say, we got to see the Rockies beat the Reds in the 12th inning.


Now here’s some feedback on the Butt Bobber. Frankly, we’d sooner wear water wings than such a silly-looking apparatus…Steven L. King (we’re pretty sure it’s not the horror writer) writes:

“I was amused to see your article on the Butt Bobber in this weekend’s paper. Been there, done that for the past 10 years. Take a conventional life jacket (which you need anyway when skiing), turn it upside down, put your legs through the arm holes with the buckles facing forward, and ‘wear it like a diaper.’ Works like a charm. The only problem they’ve got (Butt Bobber makers) now, is the first drunk that drowns with one of these on (head in the water, feet in the air) they’ll be outlawed anyway.”

On the other hand, maybe he IS the horror writer!


It’s Thursday, and we’re inside, getting the scoop from the likes of Anderson Cooper and Bill O’Reilly.

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