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September 2016

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Preparing for Winter

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn An old Park Ranger friend of mine used to do a fall program about how wildlife adapts for the coming winter.  He said four things could happen — migration, hibernation, adaptation, or death. One of the fascinating parts of autumn in the Rocky Mountains is witnessing this…

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Traffic jam — mountain town style

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Standing on the corner adjacent to the circle, the line of cars went on and on, disappearing around the curve in the road.  There had to be at least forty cars lined up, patiently waiting to enter the circle.  And it wasn’t just on Highway 72, the…

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The Grove that stops traffic

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I knew I was getting close.  First one car parked on the side of the road, then another.  Pretty soon both sides of the road, car after car were parked one after another. People holding cameras, holding smart phones were crossing back and forth.  Several tourists…

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A different breed – the autumn tourist

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn You have to understand the autumn tourist is different from the typical summer tourist.  As opposed to Mom and Dad  in their mid thirties from Texas or Kansas with their two kids in tow, this tourist is older, perhaps retired, driving a sensibly rented Toyota Camry or…

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