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Spring Time in North Park

You’ve probably been wondering all winter, when spring might arrive.  Well it’s here, and then again, you should always be prepared for that sudden, spring time snow storm that could dash your plans. So, always have a back up plan and make sure to be prepared just in case that picnic in the wilderness has to get changed to camping at the local motel.

We are happy to see the warmer temperatures, the singing of the many birds, the migrations, and the welcoming of open streams and an abundance of trout.

Hope you all wintered well, now come on up to the Moose Creek Cafe for some great food and friendly advice.

Planning a tour group to view the serene mountains, the grand pastures, and the many species of wildlife that call North Park home then Moose Creek Cafe welcomes all visitors with fast friendly service and your info center. If you are the group leader and bring in your group, bus, bike or otherwise 20 or more, the tour leader gets their meal on the house. Just mention you saw it on the blog.

Have fun folks and see you all soon, and God Bless.

Where’s Winter?

Well, here we are wondering where all the snow went this winter. I suppose it’s all back east. Actually, Buffalo Pass is doing just fine and I don’t mind not having to plow it out of the way. Snowmobiles still have a great place to play and hey, gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in decades.

This weekend coming up is the Ron Sessions Memorial Ice Golf Tournament which is held on the Walden Resevoir. Thirty six holes (occasionally there could be an extra one for those that remember). Anyway, 90 teams compete for the best score and proceeds from the event go to the sponsor of the event, the Jackson County Lions Club.  They use the funds for scholarships and to assist with eye care for individuals in need.

Then of course, February 7th is the Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest where hundreds of ice holes will be drilled to find the prize fish of the day. The North Park Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event and is sporting a $1000 Grand Prize this year.

For your culinary delights, come on into Moose Creek Cafe on Main Street in Walden, serving up specialty burgers and southwestern dishes. Open every day at 6 AM for you early birds.

Walden – #7 on the list of best little mountain towns

What Walden lacks in residents (just 585 at last count) the little home on the range makes up for in outdoor opportunities.Moose first snow 2012   

Anglers converge on it for the world-class fall trout fishing found in the North Platte River and nearby lakes at Delaney Buttes, while hunters hike the surrounding peaks of the Routt National Forest following herds of bugling bull elk. Of course, there are pronghorn and mule deer here too, along with Walden’s best-kept hunting secret—waterfowling that’s surprisingly good considering the town is centered on a wide, flat plain known as North Park. Dollars spent by visiting outdoorsmen and local ranchers give the town a few amenities typically found in much larger burgs. It seems like the whole town gathers for breakfast at the Moose Creek Café……

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School Starts and hunting begins

Here we are, end of summer vacation for the kids, back to school they go. Soon the leaves will begin their annual change to gold and the weather will begin to cool down. What are your plans for this coming fall? If your in North Park or planning a trip up here, whether for a weekend or coming up to hunt one of the huge and trophy type animals, stop into Moose Creek Cafe for a sandwich or a steak. We will be running some great specials through November.

Enjoy a relaxing beverage on our patio before the weather changes and a white blanket is thrown across the sage brush.

What will you do this Weekend?

Well, the Memorial Day weekend is upon us and some are scrambling around trying to stay dry down on the front range. Meanwhile, the sun is shining in Walden and the temps are a moderate 65 degrees. We are out enjoying some fresh air, getting ready to smoke a brisket and ribeye for a great BBQ weekend.

How about you? What are your plans for this weekend?

Don’t forget to honor the men and women who protect your freedoms and keep this country safe. Sure we’ve had our struggles, but we survive, because that’s what Americans do.

Have a great, safe holiday weekend…..

There may be a lot of snow yet in the high country but the sand dunes are open as well as the lakes and streams.  Big Creek Lakes, Ranger Lakes and several of the higher bodies of water have ice on them yet. Lake John and Delaney Buttes are open water. Come on fishermen and ladies, FISH ON!

Moose Creek Cafe will be open at 6 AM everyday and close at 8:30 PM

Friday Special – Steak and Shrimp

Saturday Special – Smoked Ribeye

Sunday Special – Fried Chicken

Monday Special – Smoked Brisket

All for now…..