Aspen Misc.: Bears in Aspen; Balloon Festival sights

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A mom and two cubs in Aspen – teaching the kids bear stuff.
Laurie Rosedale/Courtesy photo
Snowmass balloon festival, a mind-blowing success, according to one observer. “Woah!” Oliver Smith exclaimed.
Jeremy Smith/Courtesy photo
Season’s first snow on Mt. Sopris.
Jerry Parker/Courtesy photo
Mead Metcalf, long-time Aspen icon and the musical genius/founder of The Crystal Palace, and wife Diane took a morning stroll by Maroon Lake, together with visiting daughter Kelly Bryant and granddaughter Taylor.
Robin Smith/Courtesy photo
Metcalf enjoys the always-spectacular view of Maroon Lake and the Maroon Bells, joined on the bench by wife Diane and daughter Kelly Bryant holding her own daughter Taylor.
Robin Smith/Courtesy photo

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