WHERE: The San Luis Valley is a gigantic, dried up river bed (many thousands of years ago, it was an ocean bed) located in South Central Colorado. It is just four hours drive from Denver. WHY: This valley is 50 miles wide and 150 miles long, bounded by the San Juan Mountain Range on the… Read More

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WHERE: Horsetooth Reservoir is just west of Ft. Collins, and about an hour and a half north of Denver. WHY: For the adventurer who leans toward water sports, this is heaven. It’s huge reservoir in the foothills surrounded by almost 2,000 acres of public lands. Horsetooth is a great place for fishing, boating, camping, picnicking,… Read More

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There’s a reason we’ve all ended up in this beautiful place along the Front Range of the majestic Rocky Mountains. It’s a great place to raise a family with a flourishing economy, a diverse, intelligent, adventurous population, and so many fun things to do! No matter what brought us here, I know there’s at least… Read More

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  These are my conclusions after two trips to Nepal during the spring. I spent time in the capitol city of Kathmandu and the more relaxed, environmental and humanity conscious town of Pokhara. I trekked and climbed in both the Annapurna and Everest regions. I love these mountains and the local culture and recommend Nepal… Read More

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WHERE: The Picketwire (Purgatoire) Canyonlands on the Comanche National Grasslands south of La Junta, in southeastern Colorado. WHY: Dinosaur tracks. We’re talking a lot of dinosaur tracks. These primitive canyons are home to the largest known set of dinosaur tracks in North America, and also Native American rock art and early Hispanic settlements. Don’t let… Read More

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This is the last in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon Part I • Part II Travel Considerations for the North Rim Before going out to the points in the Kaibab NF, check with the Back Country Office in the North Rim Village. These folks really know their stuff… Read More

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This is the 2nd in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. Part I • Part III In the Native American language of the Paiute “Kaibab” means “mountain lying down.” Good way to put it. The upwarp of the Kaibab Plateau is defined by its geographic boundaries. In the… Read More

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This is the first in a 3-part series on Hiking the Rainbow Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon. Part II | Part III A leisurely trek on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon You can always tell when you are approaching the north edge of the Grand Canyon. Almost subliminally you feel something changing. The… Read More

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…no one needs to worry themselves about how long the walk takes. “It shows that time, the concept of time, doesn’t matter.” — Ann-Karin Tellefsen A very long walk It’s a very long walk, so let’s call it what it really is: a trek. Better yet, a pilgrimage. Known as the Camino de Santiago, this… Read More

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Red Fox’s Trek II Jacket is a versatile multi-sport weather shell designed to keep you outside and comfortable during windy or rainy weather. Made of Dry Factor 3000, the exterior of the Trek II Jacket is windproof and waterproof while maintaining its breathability. The jacket also features sealed zippers throughout the exterior of the jacket and… Read More

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