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Christy Mahon

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A Colorado native who moved to Aspen after graduating college, Christy fell in love with climbing and skiing in the valley but ultimately stayed because of the culture and unique community. In the spring of 2010, Christy became the first women ever to ski all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 foot mountains. She continues to spend most of her free time exploring the mountains of Colorado and embodies Aspen's historical notion of mind, body, and spirit.

Christy's 5 Favorite Things To Do in Summer:

  1. Three blocks from the hustle and bustle of town is a 25-acre nature preserve, the site for Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. The wooden platforms by the lake offer the perfect place to escape with a friend and take in all the natural beauty.
  2. Whether you're running or hiking the Four Pass Loop in a day, or enjoying a few nights in the backcountry, this stunning 26 mile linkup circumnavigates the iconic Maroon Bells and is one of the most beautiful trails in the country. The four mountain passes, all over 12,000 feet, offer spectacular views and the lush, alpine valleys below boast the best wildflowers in Aspen. If you can't manage all four passes, just head up one, Buckskin or West Maroon Pass, for a small taste of it.
  3. Located up the Maroon Creek Valley, Pyramid Peak is one of Colorado's most classic 14,000 ft. peaks. A challenging climb for those looking for something more than just a hike, it offers fun 4th class scrambling and a real sense of accomplishment. An early start ensures you'll avoid the afternoon weather and be back in town to have a celebratory beer at the Aspen Brewery. Go with a guide from Aspen Expeditions who can show you the way.
  4. Bring a blanket, book, and bottle of wine and lay on the grass outside the Aspen Music Festival and School tent. There is absolutely nothing more relaxing than listening to the soft rustling of Aspen leaves above you and the classic notes of greats like Beethoven and Mozart.
  5. Not many ski towns offer six incredible clay tennis courts open to the public - each with a stunning view of the majestic Pyramid Peak. Cruise to the courts on a bike path that leaves directly from town and end your match with a glass of wine on the patio of the Red Mountain Grill. Lessons and clinics are available all summer long.

Christy's 5 Favorite Things To Do in Winter:

  1. Get together a few friends and book a winter hut trip at a 10th Mountain Division Hut or Braun Hut around Aspen. If you want a guide and chef call Aspen Expeditions and have them put together a trip for you.
  2. I love Saturdays at Aspen Highlands hiking the bowl all day. You are bound to run into friends, get some good exercise, and find deep stashes of power. Grab a beer and post-ski slice of pizza at Highlands Alehouse.
  3. I love taking yoga classes at O2. It's an amazing escape from the cold into a warm oasis with a peaceful ambiance.
  4. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' Potbelly Perspectives lecture series on Wednesday nights at Hallam Lake, features exciting slideshows of world travel and adventure by Aspen locals and visitors.
  5. An early morning skin up Aspen Mountain or anytime during the day at Buttermilk; summiting a mountain is an awesome way to start your day.

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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