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Breaking the Isolation

The photos showed clear blue skies, sparkling lakes, snow-capped peaks and — people in khaki uniformed shirts smiling.  Memories of days on the trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness overwhelmed me. All of this came up because as April has rolled around, I find myself interviewing prospective volunteers for this…

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Mt. Sanitas

Spring in the Colorado Rocky Mountains can be a tease.  One day, temperatures soar to 60 degrees and you swear spring has arrived.  The next, it’s 20 degrees and snowing. On those warm days, summer feels like it is just around the corner.  I long for a good hike.  But…

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The Quest for Gas

As we wound around the curve in the dark and fog, a bright orange light came on. Uh oh. The symbol of the gas tank gave me pangs of anxiety.  We’d come about a third of the way up the canyon.  Should we push on hoping we had enough to…

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Spring Skiing

With trepidation, I headed down through the moguls.  After suffering through a bullet-proof run, where my edges had no bite, I wasn’t eager to repeat the experience.  To my delight, I found them to be soft and forgiving.  Nirvana!  I’d found the sweet spot.  But only suffering through some scary…

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