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Hike the CT to Rebuild Trails

Hike the Colorado Trail in 2014 and raise money to rebuild trails that were destroyed in the September 2013 flood. Read on to find out how. In addition to destroying homes and highways, the 2013 flood in Northern Colorado demolished … Continue reading

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Sky Pond

Summer is almost over, and we did not fit in much hiking. We did one backpacking trip in the Rawah Wilderness early in the summer, but I forgot to take my camera! It was a short 2-day trip, but long … Continue reading

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Utah National Parks Tour

For spring break, the kids and I went to Zion, with short visits to Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Arches National Parks along the way. The weather was colder than I had hoped, but thankfully we only had one day of … Continue reading

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Leave No Trace

Last week my son developed a PowerPoint presentation on Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and presented it to his Webelos den (Cub Scouts). He had a lot of fun adding pictures, sound effects, and motion to the presentation. The result … Continue reading

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Get a Grip!

While poking around online last week, I ran across a sponsor logo for ICESPIKE. I was not familiar with the product, so I clicked on the logo and went to the website. After reading the rave reviews, I ordered enough … Continue reading

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Stop, Think, Observe and Plan

Earlier this week, two backpackers were rescued in Glacier National Park after five extra nights in the backcountry. This article, Missing Hikers Were Well Prepared, describes their ordeal and how they used “situational awareness” to stay safe. The term situational … Continue reading

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Holy Rock Formations, Batman!

The aptly named Lumpy Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado is a popular climbing area. The rock formations on this ridge have colorful names like Checkerboard Rock, The Needles, and Observatory Dome. The most prominent of all of the formations is … Continue reading

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