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Hitchhiking

As I started my drive up Boulder Canyon the other night, I noticed the usual number of people standing in the pullout, with their thumbs out, trying to hitch a ride.  It reminded me yet again that in mountain country, hitchhiking is an acceptable means of transportation, one that I…

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It says summer on the calendar…

But there is still quite a bit of snow in the high country.  I did a hike the other night to check out some trail conditions on the Lake Haiyaha loop in Rocky the other day, and was astounded by the amount of snow on the connector.  Right away, I…

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Trail Pounders

I was reminded of that saying, “Stop and smell the roses” this weekend, as I was leading a guided wildflower walk.  The entire point of a wildflower walk is to stop and smell, look or touch the flowers along the way, one of which literally is a wild rose.  I…

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A Perfect Colorado Evening

Bryon and I met late this afternoon for an evening hike in the Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder.  It turned out to be a perfect Colorado evening, with temperatures in the 70s, and clear as a bell.  You could see all the way down to Pikes Peak in the south and…

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