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Wildfire

Fire Restrictions

Something historic is happening in southwest Colorado.  And no, it doesn’t involve the discovery of gold or other precious minerals.  Instead it has to do with the greatest threat to our precious wilderness areas and forests – wildfire. Historic Closure For the first time in its history, the San Juan…

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Recreation

Hike of the Week: Twin Sisters

“What’s a good early summer summit hike I can do?” When I worked as a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors frequently asked this question.  Many of the popular peaks within the park can be snow packed until Fourth of July, which can be frustrating for those anxious…

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Nature

‘Tis the Season

As I drive up Boulder Canyon, dust envelops my car.  Except this dust is not of the brown variety, but rather green.  Clouds of green swirl around me, creating a murky haze that makes it difficult to even see the steep granite walls above me.  It is the season of…

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Nature

The Rosy Tree

As I make my way up from North Boulder Creek, I come to a trail junction.  I could head up the old mining road, but decide instead to go left up a steep slope.  I want to see my favorite tree. The Rosy Tree Both its size and color help…

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