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Rocky Mountain National Park

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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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Wildlife

The Changing of the Hare

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something large hop behind a bush. It dwarfed the ordinary cottontails that we see on our property. Hopping again, I noticed something else. The feet and ears were snow white, but the body remained an earthy brown. With its large feet…

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Recreation

Hike of the Week: Lily Mountain

A summer of volunteer patrolling for the Indian Peaks Wilderness had left me longing. Longing for a hike with our pups, Logan and Shawnee. We’d done a lot of hikes around Nederland many times — Lost Lake, the Rim Trail, Blue Lake.  I wanted to see something different, yet get…

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