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National parks for all?

“….to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” — Organic Act of 1916 When national parks…

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Colorado’s glaciers

Just past Lake Isabelle, I catch my first glance.  It’s long and white, and from this distance, it could be just a large patch of snow hanging from the top of the mountain.  I keep up my pace, and encounter the season’s first new snow — first just a couple…

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Signs of Spring

Half asleep, I hook the leashes on the dogs and stumble out the door in the early morning sunlight.  Taking our normal route, I trod out to the woods west of the house, hoping the dogs will do their business quickly so I can come back in for my cup of…

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The Greening of the Foothills

I talked to a friend today who spent the last two months over in England.  She joked that she felt as if she had never left England returning back to Colorado, because it was cold, rainy and green.  All jokes aside, we have had a wet, couple of weeks here…

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