I miss living up there... I could hear just about anyone full quiet, particularly Dave's area near DU as I had line of sight. My record was a QSO with some Boulder guys, on 1 watt. The HT wouldn't do that, but the mobile rigs would.
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470
05 525EXC, 01 XT225, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90, 07 CRF50