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Lightning

Sad news from Rocky Mountain National Park today as a woman was killed by a lightning strike on the Ute Trail and seven other people were injured.  This time of year in the high country, it is quite typical to get afternoon thunderstorms, and the danger of lightning is a…

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Oh-my-Gawd Road

As part of working at the park, I often tell people some of the history of the two main roads in the park, Trail Ridge Road and Fall River Road.  Roads in Colorado are not only scenic, but very often have an interesting history to them as well.  Many of…

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Midwest Invasion

As I was out hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park today, I met a cute family from Missouri who had just arrived.  They are just one of many Midwesterners who make the trek to the Rocky Mountain each summer.  As I’m driving the roads around this area, I see countless…

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Fire and Rain

With all the moisture and heavy snow we had through May, we were feeling pretty good about the lack of fire danger.  It was one of the clearest Junes I can remember in a long time, and was also the only fire-free June for the region I can remember since we…

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