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Dashing Through the Snow

“Ready?  Hike!” With those two words, eight dogs begin to run in unison, pulling our sled behind them.  They are quite an assortment — black and white, some taller than the other, and all quite vocal.  Up the hill they go, eager to keep going around each bend. As we…

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Holiday Weekends

The traffic piled up as the car with the red and white plates motored along at a blazing 20 miles per hour.  The driver appeared oblivious to the fact he was driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit.  But I’m sure for him or her, driving a winding…

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The “Wiley” Coyote?

Driving down Ridge Road in the dark, the glowing orbs caught my eye.  A dog?  A fox?  Then, its gray, fluffy tail caught my eye along with its pointy nose.  The coyote slunk across the road and meandered off through the snow.  Scrounging for food, I’m guessing. Perhaps no wild…

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A Rare January Snowstorm

As a skier, I religiously read OpenSnow.  OpenSnow is the website dedicated to forecasting powder for skiers everywhere.  Started in Colorado by Joel Gratz, it has now gone nationwide. A week ago, I took a couple of minutes reading Joel’s blog for Colorado, and got excited over the long-term forecast. …

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