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How Low Can It Go?

Driving up Boulder Canyon, I measure the distance to Nederland by landmarks. First, there’s the turnoff to Sugarloaf Road, then Magnolia Road. Later, I hit the parking lot for Boulder Falls. Then the road steepens as I wind through the Narrows, with steep granite cliffs surrounding me. Then Castle Rock…

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The Over Sized Christmas Tree

Note: This is the story of our first Christmas in our Nederland home back in 2010. It looked so much bigger inside the house than outside in the forest. But that was only the beginning of our problems. With my entire family coming for a mountain Christmas in Colorado, I…

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Snow Boots for Your Dog

As we traipsed through the new snow, Shawnee suddenly stopped and sat down. “What’s wrong Shawnee?” I asked. I didn’t really need to ask the question, because I already knew the answer. She laid down, and started nibbling at her paws. Or more accurately, she grabbed on to the area…

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Is the Ski Season in Jeopardy?

“Maybe there won’t be a ski season” I texted to my friend Kate. Six years ago on a lark, I became a ski instructor. I never planned to teach skiing. But one day in the fall of 2015, I got an email from Winter Park Resort. “Ski Instructors Needed, No…

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