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The Ten Essentials

                        A rescue of an ill-prepared hiker from Longs Peak this past week brought to mind the Ten Essentials.  A 19-year old from Quebec embarked on an ascent of snow-covered Longs Peak in tennis shoes, cotton clothing, and a…

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Sheep!

                              Bighorn Sheep are the state mammal for Colorado, and a drive through our mountain areas gives you a big clue why.  There are more bighorn sheep in Colorado than any other state, and there are…

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Two Seasons

Today I was reminded of a funny saying I first heard when living in Lake Tahoe among the Sierra Nevada Mountains — “there are two seasons in the mountains — winter and road work.”  This year, it seems even more true than other summers, because of the devastation of last…

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