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Atmospheric Rivers

So this is what a river of snow feels like. I’d read the forecast the night before.  How more than three feet of snow could fall in the mountains over the next 24 hours. But like any snow lover, I felt skeptical. However, as we rose in the dark hours…

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Nesting Among Skyscrapers

I’ve never been a bird person.  While working as a Park Ranger for 17 years, visitors frequently asked about wildlife. “How much do black bears weigh?” “How many elk live in the park?” “Should we worry about mountain lions when hiking?” But the one question that usually I struggled with…

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Suri Made Us Do It

Family lost in Colorado Rocky Mountains found alive after 24 hours. When the story popped up in news feed this morning, I read it with interest. One, it’s always good to read a story with a happy ending.  Two, I wanted to know what mishap led to their “being lost.”…

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Chips and Dings

Thwack!  In the blink of an eye, while driving Interstate 70, it happens.  A rock gets thrown up from the truck in front of me and smacks the windshield. I squint hard to see if the telltale chip is there, but I can’t really tell because of all the other…

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