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Colorado’s glaciers

Just past Lake Isabelle, I catch my first glance.  It’s long and white, and from this distance, it could be just a large patch of snow hanging from the top of the mountain.  I keep up my pace, and encounter the season’s first new snow — first just a couple…

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The smell of wood smoke

First things first.  Feeling groggy, I stumble downstairs and get the coffee going.  Then, to the next task, and Simon and Shawnee peer up at me, tails wagging.  Hooking on their leashes, I opened the door to take them out.  Brrrr!! The first thing that greets me is the smell…

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Carpe Diem (seize the day)!

I’ve never been a very good mountain biker.  Walking on a trail in Breckenridge this past week, I watched a very confident woman cruise down a steep single track hill with ease.  That’s the thing about sports like mountain biking and downhill skiing.  To be really, really good, you have…

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Trip Report: Mt. Yale

Arriving at zero dark hundred, we pull into the barren parking lot, our headlights illuminating the one other car already there.  That in itself is an atypical start to a summit hike up one of Colorado’s 54 14,000-foot peaks.  But it is a Tuesday in September, and it did rain…

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