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Wildlife

The Big Cat

“So would it be ok if I went hiking at night on the trails near our house?” asked our friends, who also live in Nederland. “Ummm,  I don’t know about that.” “We’d bring our headlamps. What could go wrong?” “Well, there are mountain lions around here.” “Really? How do you…

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Recreation

Finding the Balance

Walking up the trail, I spied a large group with several adults as well as two small kids. None of them wore masks. As we neared each other, it seemed like a game of chicken. Should we just keep proceeding towards each other on the narrow, single-track trail? As we…

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Lifestyle

Staying Connected

Sitting on the couch, I first heard it. An animal noise? Howling, over and over again. I knew we had coyotes in the area, but this sounded like a huge pack. I went outside on the deck, and found my own husband barking and howling. “It’s the 8 pm Howl!”…

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Recreation

Loved to Death?

The line extended as far as the eye could see. “How much farther do you think the entrance gate is?” Bryon asked. “It’s got to be at least a mile.” I replied. “How many gates do they normally have at this entrance?” “At least three.  But usually seasonals are laid…

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