Photo by Special to the Sentinel

Sign language interpreter Jessica-Pierce Lopez of the U.S. Forest Service captivates local youth as she explains the geologic history surrounding Lost Lake. The trip was part of an outreach effort designed to celebrate National Public Lands Day and begin to a national campaign to bring kids to the forest.

Park the kids

Trip to Lost Lake gives youth unique experience

It’s late September, and the only time of year when a yellow school bus is camouflaged in the Gunnison National Forest.
Three Delta County school buses fit right into the scene as they passed through a tunnel of golden aspen trees ruffling in the breeze, applauding the arrival of 130 fourth-graders.

Outdoors Headlines

Joel L. Evans
Meredith Swett Walker
    A different trophy elk

    It is elk hunting season in Colorado, and although many hunters are interested in harvesting an elk for its meat, … more


    At one time in my life, I was a (very minor) celebrity. I had only a handful of fans, but they were loud, … more

    Desert Dweller

    If you are ever lucky enough to lay eyes on a ringtail, your first thought will probably be something like: What … more

    Praying for its prey

    Let us give thanks that humans are much larger than praying mantids.  … more

    Hopping labs

    Do you know the difference between frogs and toads?  … more

    Snakes alive

    If your first glance at the photos on this page caused an involuntary shudder, you are not alone.  … more

    When wildlife needs help

    Last month, a kind friend of mine called me on a warm Saturday afternoon. She and her family were driving to Moab … more

Julie Norman
Find Things to Do

RIDE Guide


Colorado Hunter

Ski Guide

Search More Jobs

Find more cars on GJWheels.com!

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
Advertiser Tearsheet

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy