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A Weasely Weasel

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A blur of fur caught my eye in the forest.  Just as I looked over, something tawny scooted behind a tree and perched on a log.  I walked softly ahead, hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever it was.  It couldn’t be very big — a…

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Recreation

A Nineteenth Century Backpack

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Descending the trail from Heart Lake late in the day, we kept running into backpackers.  First a young couple, moving at a fast clip.  Next, a woman who clearly struggled, greeting us with a wry smile on her face. “Is it much farther?” Old School Backpack…

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Recreation

Hike of the Week: Diamond Lake

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As we descended down a slight incline in the trail, the rush of water greeted my ears.  Off to the left, I glimpsed a waterfall cascading down the rocks before settling down into the creek.  We take a quick break and snap a couple of photos…

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Wildfire

New Campfire Law

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cold Springs Wildfire of 2016 and Colorado’s largest wildfire have one thing in common.  They both were started by a campfire that had not been put out properly.  Perhaps that is why Colorado enacted a new law on July 1 called the Campfire Law. Disastrous Consequences…

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