Peak to Peak highway


Atmospheric Rivers

So this is what a river of snow feels like. I’d read the forecast the night before.  How more than three feet of snow could fall in the mountains over the next 24 hours. But like any snow lover, I felt skeptical. However, as we rose in the dark hours…

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The End of the Mining Era

“Is anyone still mining in this area?” the man asked. It was a question I got all the time during my stint as the coordinator at the Nederland Mining Museum.  Nederland, after all, was found on mining way back in the 1800s. At the time, the person that came to…

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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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The Gold Rush That Wasn’t

Living in the foothills of the Front Range, you can’t escape the history of Colorado’s Gold Rush. Old mines abound as you hike local trails near Caribou, Eldora and Ward and old mining roads dot the Forest Service land around Nederland. So, I listened with interest when Colorado Public Radio…

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