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Recreation

Get Muddy!

“You haven’t been hiking on the trails unless you finish with wet and muddy boots!” my co-worker crowed. Reflecting back on my recent hikes in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, truer words were never spoken.  Earlier this month, while hiking out of Brainard Lake Recreation Area, I encountered all kinds of…

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Wildlife

The Tiny But Mighty Predator

Quick.  Think of predators in the wilds of Colorado. Most people think of mountain lions, maybe a coyote, or even a bear.  Big, scary animals that would strike fear not only in other animals, but even people. But it turns out one of the most prolific predators that is menacing…

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Recreation

How the Other Half Rides

It’s true. Boulder County and its cycling community has gotten under my skin at times. Like the time I drove an SUV on Foothills Parkway, hauling a trailer behind me.  Fighting to keep the car on the road while battling the cross winds proved difficult enough. But then when I…

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Wildfire

Three Years Ago…

Note:  This post refers to the Cold Springs Wildfire which occurred three years ago in July of 2016. “The best news ever.” I read the email one more time to make sure I read the words correctly. “The fire is contained enough, that we can go back to our homes…

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