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Colorado Notes - III: Solo Hiking As Novelty

I’ve always struggled to understand the solo hiker. Walking alone in the wilderness suggested a journey suffused with equal parts boredom and fear: no one to point to a sight seen along the way, no one to seek refuge with in case of danger. 555 more words


Colorado Notes - II: The Kindness Of Strangers

Before my recent trip to Colorado, I had not hitchiked in many years. There was no need to. And it seemed like a bad idea in most cases. 1,016 more words


Cottonwood Pass

One of my favorite drives in Colorado in the summer is up and over Cottonwood Pass. The drive through this mountain wonderland is a shortcut to Crested Butte and Taylor Park Reservoir. 91 more words


Cottonwood Pass

Before we bedded down for the night we had set 9am as our “launch” time.  We were close. Last minute packing and repacking occurred, as well as a thorough search of our vehicles to ensure that no fragrant things or food items were left in the car (as I write this sitting in Crabtree Meadows, it occurred to me that we may have left our car freshener thingy in the air vent.  808 more words

Alternate Route Sought Over Cottonwood Pass

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Local and state officials are considering a proposal to create an alternate route over Cottonwood Pass to prevent major detours when rock falls and accidents close Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. 89 more words


Independence Pass Opens For Season

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Independence Pass opened for the season at noon on Thursday.

Thursday is the traditional opening day for the road to Aspen. 39 more words


A Flight to the Mountains

Freedom of Flight

Everyone sees things in their own way…regardless, I am certain most  pilots would nod in the affirmative regarding the sense of freedom found in flying.  1,766 more words

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