The Story of a Gold Mining Town That Wasn’t

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hessie and Fourth of July trail heads are two of the most popular portals to hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  What’s not to like.  Both have trails leading to beautiful alpine lakes, glowing aspen leaves, and craggy peaks.  But I wonder how many of those…

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Colorado Road Trips

To Ouray and Back

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I picked up the wooden block.  No key.  I looked all around the floor, thinking perhaps it had slid off.  The floor was covered with dead bugs and spider webs, but there was no key.  Now what? I had been so excited for this trip.  Nestled…

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The Mating Game

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Feeling bleary-eyed from our long drive, the movement ahead of me on the road snapped me back awake.  As I pressed on the brakes, I saw the tell-tale white furry butt and the buff-colored body.  The female elk was standing on the center stripe of the…

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Five Years Ago Today…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Are you ok?  Did the dam break?” said the text from my father-in-law.  Why would he think the dam had broken. The rain was pouring down outside the window, but it didn’t seem too bad.  What in the heck was going on? We turned on the…

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