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Coronavirus — Impact on Nature

Spur trails making loops back to the main trail, or what we call social trails are forming at our favorite trails around Boulder. It’s understandable. We’re all suffering symptoms of “quarantine fatigue.” Couple that with balmy weather, and people start to hit the trails. In droves. But how do you…

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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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