I grew up in rural Colorado and my deepest roots are in the 4 corners area. ...I'm fairly typical of that environment. I tend to prefer low key activities and lots of quiet time outside. It's not a pastoral or predictably small town community. You won't see people wearing lots of religion on their sleeves. Neither is it fit for real estate brochures or yahoos with Colorado "check lists." It is a southwestern landscape with many colors of people, and a community defined by the values of respecting personal space and self sufficiency. Live and let live. It follows the Colorado pattern because it is a mountainous area with unusual people. It is the kind of place that people in ski towns like to sneer at.
I am physically active, diet conscious, and lift weights regularly. I tend to do a good deal of backpacking, not so much for the backpack, but because it is means for a good end. I've developed the habit of traveling solo into wilderness areas, setting up a base camp way up high, and doing my own routefinding on class 3-4 material above timberline. I don't expect a future partner to come with me on all the technical stuff, but on the other hand, I'm not going to sit on my hands at home to date a couch potato either ;)
Speaking of couch potatoes, I like a good movie, but I really dislike tv. It's been 12 years since I could justify a cable subscription.
That said, I am a genuine audiophile. I listen to several full-length albums every week. I still buy cds because I think iTunes, no matter how practical, is the 21st century version of a car stereo that keeps eating cassette tapes. If you understand some of the old school Colorado brands, you will also understand why I tend to listen to a lot of heavy rock and metal. It's just what I grew up with.
I live in Denver…usually…because I can find good work here and I am driven to develop a career that I love. It hasn't been an easy path and it turns a lot of people off, but sometimes I do live to work. I do this because a simple paycheck is boring and unsatisfying. As circumstances would have it, some of my closest friends from back home are here now too, and with these roots some newer and very close friendships have also formed. I'm not much for city amenities, but interior Denver is a nice town and I appreciate it for its older neighborhoods and street life. However I am never quite at ease until I get over the other side of Kenosha Pass. I don't see myself staying on the Front Range indefinitely...it is amazing how many gay men are petrified of leaving the city.