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The little pika that could

Hiking up the endless switchbacks, we have now left the trees behind.  Mountains come into view — vast soaring peaks of 14,000 feet and more of granite.  The terrain is covered in boulders with an occasion scant piece of grass or wildflower in it last stages of bloom before the…

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Best fall foliage scenic drives

Well, it’s started.  The pops of yellow and splotches of orange made me marvel and feel the exhilaration over the fall colors.  It may seem early, but in fact, at elevations of 9000 feet and above, it’s starting to get good.  If you are savvy about it, you can actually…

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Signs of fall

That pop of yellow among the blue-green pines and firs.  Frost on the windshield of the car.  The sound of an elk bugling in the distance. Signs of fall are all around.  While some lament the passing of summer, I’m not among them.  I’ve never been a fan of hot…

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The power of chocolate milk

After running the BolderBoulder this past Memorial Day, I patiently waited in line to receive my swag bag, and refreshments.  Many of my friends quickly gravitate to the free beer, but instead I picked up a chocolate milk. Chocolate milk may seem like a strange post-race drink, but I had…

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