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Atmospheric Rivers

So this is what a river of snow feels like. I’d read the forecast the night before.  How more than three feet of snow could fall in the mountains over the next 24 hours. But like any snow lover, I felt skeptical. However, as we rose in the dark hours…

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What Do You Do?

Note:  I’ve been sick all week with the flu, so am re-running an old post from several years ago. While at the ski boot fitter the other day, I overheard a conversation from another customer. “I want the edges stone ground and also want them waxed.  These skis are for…

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Nesting Among Skyscrapers

I’ve never been a bird person.  While working as a Park Ranger for 17 years, visitors frequently asked about wildlife. “How much do black bears weigh?” “How many elk live in the park?” “Should we worry about mountain lions when hiking?” But the one question that usually I struggled with…

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Walsenburg

“So, I wanted to talk to you about a training opportunity” my boss said. “Ok.” “There’s a conference the NFPA is putting on down in Walsenburg.  I think it would be useful for you with your job.” “Walsenburg?  Where is Walsenburg?” Colorado is a big state.  There are lots of…

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