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What is a blizzard?

Being ever the planner, I checked the weather forecast on Saturday night. After visiting my family for Thanksgiving, it was time to head back to Colorado.  Not being a big fan of epic drives, we had planned to leave mid-afternoon Sunday to get four or five hours of driving in…

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Fog in the mountains

As I drive the winding mountain road, it becomes more and more difficult to see during my drive home in darkness.  At first, wisps of vapor rise up off the blacktop, a little bit at a time.  At first, it’s only every now and then.  But as the miles pass,…

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Preparing for Winter

An old Park Ranger friend of mine used to do a fall program about how wildlife adapts for the coming winter.  He said four things could happen — migration, hibernation, adaptation, or death. One of the fascinating parts of autumn in the Rocky Mountains is witnessing this change happening all around…

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Sorels

A lot of snow fell the last week here in Colorado, which means it’s time to break out the winter clothing and footwear.  In fact, usually in late fall, I completely reorganize our foyer closet to get ready for all the clothing, accessories and gear we will need for winter….

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