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Mountain Architecture

Brick houses. I grew up in a brick house.  Red brick, two story with dark blue shutters.  Enamored with colonial style architecture, my mom picked it out.  But moving to the mountains of Colorado, I thought I’d left all the brick homes behind. So I was surprised to learn that…

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Roiling Rapids

I’ve always been hooked on adrenaline. Rollercoasters, go Karts, downhill skiing — anything to get my heart pounding. So years ago, when I lived in the San Francisco area, I found another recreational pursuit to satisfy that need for excitement. As temperatures soared into the 90s, I heard a friend…

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Snow, Snow and more Snow

At 7 a.m., it was already 60 degrees.  Today would be hot. Pulling into the parking lot, I spied my two hiking partners and pulled up alongside of them. I tucked my gaitors and traction devices into my pack. “Do you think we’ll need snowshoes?” she asked. “Probably, but I’m…

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