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Pilgrimage to the Troll

My curiosity got the best of of me.  Due to a ski instructor clinic, I found myself in Breckenridge today, and decided to make a pilgrimage to see him. I got some information from a friend about the trail to take, and headed up Wellington Road. When I pulled into…

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The Other Yellow Tree

The aspen trees get all the glory.  All those shots featured on calendars with the stunning golden aspens contrasting against the pines and firs.  That’s what everyone thinks of when they think of fall in Colorado. But walking along a local creek, I admired the view looking upstream.  Trees ablaze…

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The Parks of Colorado

Working as a park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, I got asked a variety of questions from park visitors.  Many times they were obvious questions you’d expect:  “How far is it to Grand Lake?”, “Where can we see the elk?”, “Can you recommend an easy hike?” What’s a Park…

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Boulder Falls

Driving up Boulder Canyon, the cars in front of me abruptly come to a stop.  After eight years living in Nederland, I’m used to slow traffic in summer.  Seems like everybody wants to get out of the heat and head to the mountains.  But this time is different.  The cars…

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