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Continental Divide

Weather/Climate

I hate La Nina

Last Sunday, I got really excited.  Really excited.  After waiting all winter for a decent snow storm, it seemed we would finally get our spring upslope snowstorm.  Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, wrote of the models that forecast storms, predicting 1-2 feet of new snow, favoring the east side of the…

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The Power of Water

It  is spilling.  Just two weeks ago, the brown rim around the reservoir exposed just how low the water had gotten.  Just a month ago, the water had receded so much that rocks and roots were exposed everywhere.  Now, in seemingly the blink of the eye, it is filled to…

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Caribou

All that remains are a few stone walls.  Nature has reclaimed the rest of what was once a vibrant mining town located high in the mountains near the Continental Divide.  Now the Columbine flowers bloom, and the green grasses blow in the winds.  Marmots scurry among the boulders that dot…

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Honey, I almost hit a moose!

Still groggy from getting up at 5 a.m., I climbed into my dirty Subaru Forester with my cup of coffee and drove out the snowy driveway.  Plugging in my iTunes for some driving music at this early hour, I glanced up and saw something flash across the road.  Slowing down,…

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