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Colorado Mountain Club

The snow seemed to get deeper and deeper.  At one point, I planted my pole to the side of my snowshoes, and it sunk all the way up to my wrist.  Thank God, that Bryon broke trail, each snowshoe sinking deep into the fluff.  It also took all the guesswork…

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History Recreation

Abandoned

During the peak of Colorado’s ski area operation, there were up to 200 different ski areas in operation.  Today, there are about 30. Why did some survive and others shut down?  What happens to a ski area when the lifts stop turning? A new documentary called “Abandoned” examines these questions…

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Memories of the Mill Site Inn

Yesterday was the end of an era.  The era of providing food and drink along the Peak to Peak Highway between Estes Park and Nederland. The Millsite Inn closed its doors for good yesterday.  If you’ve never driven the Peak to Peak Highway, you probably have no idea what I’m…

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The Story of a Gold Mining Town That Wasn’t

Hessie and Fourth of July trail heads are two of the most popular portals to hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  What’s not to like.  Both have trails leading to beautiful alpine lakes, glowing aspen leaves, and craggy peaks.  But I wonder how many of those who make their way…

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