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A Nineteenth Century Backpack

Descending the trail from Heart Lake late in the day, we kept running into backpackers.  First a young couple, moving at a fast clip.  Next, a woman who clearly struggled, greeting us with a wry smile on her face. “Is it much farther?” Old School Backpack All of them carried…

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Hike of the Week: Diamond Lake

As we descended down a slight incline in the trail, the rush of water greeted my ears.  Off to the left, I glimpsed a waterfall cascading down the rocks before settling down into the creek.  We take a quick break and snap a couple of photos before continuing on. We…

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Hike of the Week: Crater Lake (Rollinsville)

If I told you I hiked to Crater Lake, you might say which one?  There are at least ten named Crater Lakes in the state of Colorado and two that are in the northern Front Range mountains in neighboring wilderness areas.  While both are worthy destinations, I’m reviewing the day…

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It’s a Cyclist’s World

As I drove up Foothills Parkway, traffic slowed to a crawl.  The culprit?  A pack of cyclists.  Which logically makes no sense.  There’s a substantial bike lane on Route 36 several feet wide that more than accommodates a cyclist without infringing on the flow of traffic.  But what’s that saying…

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