November 17, 2021
Real Estate

Scott Bayens: Aspen real estate market is accelerating through abundance

Scott Bayens

I got away for a hike with a friend last week; a day unplugged and long overdue. We lucked out with clear, bluebird skies, cool temps, with a plan to bag an alpine lake above Gates Hut. After clearing the calendar, checking email and voicemail one last time, it didn’t take long before my frayed nervous system began to recalibrate, I found my rhythm and I began to let go and relax.

Our adventure began with a scenic drive up the Pan, along familiar rivers and creeks, through stands of aspen, open green meadow and eventually to the trailhead. The hike itself took us through fields of wildflowers and more mushrooms than I’ve ever seen. Once we got to the lake, we ate lunch, got out the rod and hooked a few rainbows. The experience was as immersive as it was absorptive; and for a moment or two, time…

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