Barker Reservoir

Uncategorized Weather/Climate

It’s Spilling!

Driving up Boulder Canyon, the sound of water surrounds me. With Boulder Creek running alongside the road, it’s hard not to notice what’s going on. Water! The rush of water, roiling rapids, pushing down the hillside at levels not seen in more than a year. There’s so much water, that…

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How Low Can It Go?

Driving up Boulder Canyon, I measure the distance to Nederland by landmarks. First, there’s the turnoff to Sugarloaf Road, then Magnolia Road. Later, I hit the parking lot for Boulder Falls. Then the road steepens as I wind through the Narrows, with steep granite cliffs surrounding me. Then Castle Rock…

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Colorado Road Trips

Surf’s Up!

For a mountain lover, Colorado is nirvana. For a beach lover, not so much. Record Snow Pack Like many of the interior states, Colorado is land locked.  Over one thousand miles, and two days of driving will finally get you to southern California or the coast of Texas.  If you…

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The Rim Trail

Where’s there’s a lake, there’s a rim.  Where there’s a rim, there’s a trail.  At least in the case of Barker Reservoir. As the sun started to sink lower in the sky, I felt the need to try and squeeze in a run.  My normal favored running spots are almost…

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