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A Banner Year

While in most parts of the country, we are a mere two weeks from the beginning of summer, it feels like springtime has only just arrived here in the high country of Colorado.  As I drove home tonight, the green and lushness of the grasses, hillsides, flower, and most of…

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Cool Mountain Nights

Now that hot weather  is upon us (and by hot, I mean highs in the mid to upper 70s), I really appreciate our cool mountain nights for sleeping.  I grew up in a incredibly hot and muggy place — St. Louis, Missouri.  You could barely go outside in summer without…

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Close Encounters with a Moose

As I went out this evening to walk the dogs on the road in front of our house, I caught a glimpse of something dark out of the corner of my eye.  It’s interesting how human nature tricks our mind, because even though this dark animals was coming out of…

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The Ten Essentials

                        A rescue of an ill-prepared hiker from Longs Peak this past week brought to mind the Ten Essentials.  A 19-year old from Quebec embarked on an ascent of snow-covered Longs Peak in tennis shoes, cotton clothing, and a…

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