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June 2017

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Wilderness Trail Patrol

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “She looks like she’s in charge — let’s ask her!” I immediately feel I am on the spot.  I am out on my first solo “wilderness patrol” as a volunteer with the US Forest Service and Indian Peaks Alliance.  Wanting to make sure this first hike…

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Mrs. Owl

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Down the trail we went, dogs happily wagging their tails as they bounded down the trail, darting in and out between the pines.  Water washed over the trail, a product of the melting snow.  It’s a familiar walk for us, as the North Boulder Creek Trail…

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The Power of Water

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn It  is spilling.  Just two weeks ago, the brown rim around the reservoir exposed just how low the water had gotten.  Just a month ago, the water had receded so much that rocks and roots were exposed everywhere.  Now, in seemingly the blink of the eye,…

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Ode to Zuni

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Driving home from my job at Oregon Caves National Monument, I realized I needed milk and so made an unplanned stop at a market in Selma, Oregon that would change my life.  As I was leaving the market, two little girls approached me. “Miss, Miss —…

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