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Climbing in Colorado–Part 3: The Descent and a Surprise!

Climbing in Colorado–Part 3: The Descent and a Surprise!

October 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last two posts (9/29 and 10/6) I have been describing our summer climb up one of Colorado’s intrepid “14ers”, peaks in excess of 14,000 feet above sea level. We had climbed Mt. Shavano at 14,229 feet and finally reached the summit, then headed down due to storms threatening to move in. The descent […]

On Top of Ute Mountain…All Covered With Trees? Part 2

On Top of Ute Mountain…All Covered With Trees? Part 2

July 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last post, I detailed most of our strenuous hike up Ute Mountain on the Colorado/New Mexico border which had been billed as “…a steep hike in a wilderness setting, with no trail.” As delightful as that sounds, we were excited to join this guided hike as we had been looking for a way […]

On Top of Ute Mountain…All Covered With Trees? Part 1

On Top of Ute Mountain…All Covered With Trees? Part 1

July 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The invitation put out to the public read as follows: “This is a steep hike in a wilderness setting, with no trail” then followed with “Wear pants, long sleeves and sturdy footwear.” This would not sound very appealing to most people reading the notice, but we had been looking for an opportunity to climb Ute […]

“Only You…

“Only You…

July 1, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

“…can prevent forest fires.” Yes, we have all heard Smokey the Bear uttering his famous admonition. But I write this morning to urge all campers and RVers to please be aware of the fire danger in the areas they are camping and to adhere to any imposed fire restrictions. As a rule, campers are a […]