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Partners at Brainard Lake

It all started with my co-worker popping by my office. “What are you doing this Saturday?” he asked. “Probably working, you know I work from home on Saturdays.” “Maybe you could take a couple of hours off?  I have an idea for an outreach event at Brainard Lake.” I knew…

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Prepping for the Big Peaks

As a Park Ranger working at Rocky Mountain National Park, I was often asked about Longs Peak. “What can I do to get ready to hike Longs Peak?” “Well, you might try testing yourself on a smaller peak to see how you do.  Something like Twin Sisters, or Flattop Mountain.”…

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Record Snow Pack

539% of normal.  That is just plain crazy. But this week, the snow pack totals for the entire state of Colorado were 539% of normal.  If that sounds like a lot, just take a trip to the San Juan Mountains near Durango.  It’s over 700% of normal there. Yes, we…

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