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Colorado Rocky Mountains

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Mountain Architecture

Brick houses. I grew up in a brick house.  Red brick, two story with dark blue shutters.  Enamored with colonial style architecture, my mom picked it out.  But moving to the mountains of Colorado, I thought I’d left all the brick homes behind. So I was surprised to learn that…

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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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Putting Down Roots

Somewhere along the way of my 17 years with the National Park Service, I started nesting.  Something in me became obsessed with having a place all my own, of setting down roots.  I think it was while working at Cape Cod National Seashore. Up until that time, I had led…

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