Being Bear Aware

The hot topic on NextDoor had a single subject line — “Bear.” Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado means living with wildlife.  Perhaps no single animal symbolizes the wild in wilderness more than bears.  Only black bears call Colorado home, as Grizzly Bears were hunted to extinction early in…

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The Dog Days

Glancing down at my car thermometer, I saw a number I’d never seen before.  101.  As in 101 degrees. As soon as I got out of the car, the heat hit me, like a blast furnace shooting hot dry air at me.  People who live in the east will say…

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Hike of the Week: Crater Lake (Rollinsville)

If I told you I hiked to Crater Lake, you might say which one?  There are at least ten named Crater Lakes in the state of Colorado and two that are in the northern Front Range mountains in neighboring wilderness areas.  While both are worthy destinations, I’m reviewing the day…

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Lightning is no Joke

Quiz time!  What causes more fatalities in Colorado?  Mountain lion attacks or lightning strikes? If you live here in the mountains, I’m sure you realize the perils of lightning.  But judging by what I saw today, a lot of people don’t. Ignorance is not Bliss I ran into a group…

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