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Meteors in the mountains

“Did you see that?” As Bryon and I headed out to meet some friends, a brilliant burst of light streaked across the dark sky.  In the blink of an eye, it was gone.  But seeing it reminded me of the vastness of the universe and how glorious our night skies…

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Nature Recreation

Shooting? In the wilderness?

The Wilderness Act, signed into law in 1964, created the National Wilderness Preservation System and recognized wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain….an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval…

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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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