‘Man of the Cliff’ returns Oct. 1-2 | VailDaily.com

‘Man of the Cliff’ returns Oct. 1-2

CVR Man of the Cliff DT 10-18-09

RED CLIFF – Manliness and Red Cliff go together like flannel shirts and facial hair. That’s why Man of the Cliff organizers Amanda Armour and Adam Williams are expecting big crowds for this year’s event.

Williams and Armour Tuesday received town approval for this year’s Man of the Cliff celebration, set for Oct. 1 and 2. Council members welcomed the event, back for its third year this fall, but did have some questions about how Williams and Armour are going to try to handle things like parking and transportation.

The town may let the event use the ball field at the town offices for some parking, but Williams and Armour said they also have an agreement with the Turtle Bus for shuttle service from the valley up to Red Cliff, and are still trying to find more transportation options.

Since people last year came from out of state to participate, this year’s event has worked out lodging packages with the Holiday Inn, Evergreen Lodge and Minturn Inn.

Williams added that sponsors have been more willing to participate this year, and some have approached him, including Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey – a most manly beverage.

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While expecting good crowds, Williams and Armour are also hoping to top last year’s donation to First Descents. After raising a bit less than $500 in 2009, the event last year raised more than $8,000 for the nonprofit.

Business Editor Scott N. Miller can be reached at 970-748-2930 or smiller@vaildaily.com.

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