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Late Color Change

The wait is over.  Peak color is finally arriving to the high country of Colorado.  Some of my favorite hikes are walking among golden aspen trees with snow capped peaks looming up above. It just took a little longer than in past years. Two weeks ago, I got a Facebook…

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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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Life with an Outhouse

Years ago, my grandfather got a new girlfriend, Libby.  He lived in a small, rural town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Libby seemed old-fashioned with silver gray hair curled at her shoulder and thick glasses.  Like many in that small town, she lived there all her life.  But what I remember most…

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