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Ranger Rita

I pulled out my fire boxes the other day.  “Fire boxes” being the tote boxes filled with person mementos to save from a fire.  As I pulled out the photos, newspaper clipping and Christmas ornaments, I spied something curious in the bottom. A wooden plaque with a small, tinkling bell…

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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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