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August 2014

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Extended Monsoon

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I wrote earlier this week about getting ready for Longs Peak.  For the second time in two weeks, we had to scrap our planned ascent due to stormy weather.  The Colorado Monsoon normally only lasts until mid to third week of August, but we are fast…

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Staying Found

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I love maps.  To me, maps are about possibility and adventure, what’s out there, a whole wide world bigger than me.  Just looking at a map of hiking trails me, makes me excited to think about what I will see.  And nothing primes me more for…

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Training for a Fourteener

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Colorado is perhaps the fittest state in the country, and Boulder County is home to the uber-fit.  Many current and former triathletes, Olympians and others make their home in Boulder, Colorado.  Therefore, it can be somewhat intimidating trying to do things within your own realm, and…

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Carousel of Happiness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Abraham Lincoln once said, “‘Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.’  I suppose that’s true, but it might help make up their minds if they were able to take a spin on Nederland’s Carousel of Happiness.  We happened to move to…

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