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Fall is coming…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I woke to feel the cool of the air that filled our bedroom from the open window.  The temperature — a brisk 46 degrees.  The patter of rain on the skylight made me feel all snug in my bed.  I found it difficult to roust myself…

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What is wilderness?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As I walked down the trail, I glimpse the sign in the distance.  Weathered, the light brown color fading, it marks a special boundary.  Indian Peaks Wilderness.  While this sign in simple terms means relatively little, in larger terms wilderness symbolizes so much more.  Particularly in…

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Bears Forever Wild

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Weary from the day’s backpack, after setting up my tent, I popped open the lid on the bear canister and wandered over to a rock to plop down.  I needed a moment to rest my aching back before pulling out my food and beginning the dinner…

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The remarkably resilient Aspen

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Among the blackened trees, a lot of green is popping up from the ground.  Green grass, green wildflowers, and yes, even green trees.  Green sprouts right from the base of the blackened trunks, bursting with shimmering leaves. The bulk of the green are aspen suckers sprouting…

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