To a driver on a winter road, a sheet of ice is not only undesirable, it is dangerous. In extreme cases, the road becomes impassable. Or to another extreme, in some northern climates — as evidenced by a television show — truckers use temporarily frozen waterways to their advantage to make deliveries.
Ice fishing is sort of like that television show. Lakes that freeze over in the winter become the highway, providing access to the lake with no need for lanes or turn signals.
FISHER VALLEY, Utah — A raven’s voice brought me to a stop. … more
Many things have changed in the Colorado’s great outdoors over the years. Some things have stayed the same. … more
To a driver on a winter road, a sheet of ice is not only undesirable, it is dangerous. In extreme cases, the road becomes impassable. Or to another extreme, in some northern climates — as evidenced by a television show — truckers use … more
Recent winter snow storm adds fresh powder to ski resorts in Colorado … more
Fresh snow and fresh faces on the mountain were what Powderhorn Mountain Resort was all about on Friday morning. … more
Blue skies and warm sunshine greeted cross-country skiers at the starting line. … more
Lake Powell, which helps moderate water levels in Lake Mead, acts as a “savings account” for the states in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River. … more
As over-demand and under-supply continue to pull down water levels in Lake Mead, water managers for the three lower Colorado River Basin states failed to reach an agreement last week on protecting water supplies in Lake Mead. … more
If you aren’t one of those everything-must-be-done-by-Thanksgiving shoppers, there is still plenty of time to get some great gifts for the person in your life who loves biking and camping almost as much as they love you. In no particular order, here … more
The gloaming brings a new light to your favorite ski area, a softness and quiet unmatched during the day when the runs are blasted by skiers intent on making the most of their $100-a-day lift ticket. … more
To a driver on a winter road, a sheet of ice is not only undesirable, it is dangerous. In extreme cases, the road … more
Usually we boast of how the mountains get the snow but the valley doesn’t. Of how we reside in a balmly … more
November. In our current Julian calendar, November is the 11th month. But not always so. The Romans considered it … more
Some things in life are backwards. If you have a bucket list — many people do — then you probably … more
Everybody has their favorite kind of water. What’s yours? … more
We were mostly by ourselves. Considering there is a good road next to a good river, that seems somewhat amazing. … more
“Gosh, I really want to get started in flyfishing, but I just can’t afford it. Man, it would just cost … more
Most people don’t welcome spiders in their home, but once they get to know the bold jumping spider, they … more
It is hard to think of a creature less likely to inspire warm, fuzzy feelings than the scorpion. They have pincers, … more
Of all of our local bird species, the American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) is the oddest in my mind. This small … more
Grand Junction may be best known for its red-rock scenery, rivers, dinosaurs and mountain biking. … more
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
If you are ever lucky enough to lay eyes on a ringtail, your first thought will probably be something like: What … more
If you aren’t one of those everything-must-be-done-by-Thanksgiving shoppers, there is still plenty of time to … more
This year, in particular, I’m finding it especially important to focus on gratitude and thankfulness. … more
We’ve been traveling and adventuring fools this bike season, but we’ve still managed to find time for … more
It seems an odd time to be writing this, since it’s only August, but everyone’s kids are back in school … more
It seems as though we are constantly surrounded by numbers these days. … more
We’re lucky folks to live in a state where mountain biking is possible almost all year. Except for January … more
On a recent snowy spring camping and biking trip to Cortez and Durango, we reminded ourselves of this: the main … more
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