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It’s Dead Guys Days again

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The iconic FDGD appeared at the traffic circle again, and I thought “is it time again already?”  This weekend harkens the 17th annual Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, when around 20,000 people from far and wide will descend on our tiny town in the…

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Some day…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Many years ago when I worked for the C&O Canal National Historical Park in Maryland, I had an interesting conversation with a co-worker, Lorraine.  I always enjoyed talking to Lorraine, because she was one of the kindest people I knew. “So Lorraine, how long until retirement?”…

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Youth in conservation

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “You were a Park Ranger?  My son wants to become a Park Ranger, can you talk with him?” Such is the conversation I’m having with a woman I met on the trail last summer in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  It’s a common question I get when…

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What is the traction law?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As I slowly proceeded west on Interstate 70, signs flashed overhead.  Amidst the flying snowflakes, flashing yellow words warned motorists, “Passenger Traction Law in Effect”.  I racked my brain to figure out what this meant.  Since I was driving my Subaru Forester with snow tires, I…

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