Hiking

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Check Mee out!

By Bill Haggerty

Mee Canyon is on my list of top-five favorite local hikes. It’s not for the timid. You must be flexible enough to crawl through a diminutive window arch on your way into this mystic canyon. You must descend a Navajo-style ladder into a ...


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Climb every mountain

By Bill Haggerty

There are a couple of different ways to approach the Crag Crest Trail hike. If you shuttle vehicles, leaving one at the west trail head and one at the east, you can hike the upper 6.2-mile trail along the craggy spine of Crag Crest from east ...


Mounument View section of Riverfront to open

By Dave Buchanan

A dream to connect the entire valley with a hike/bike path is another step closer to fruition. And Fruita. The 8.4-mile Monument View Trail section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail officially opens 11:30 a.m. on Friday with a special ceremony ...


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The Devil made me do it

By Bill Haggerty

Most years, Devil’s Canyon would be considered hell in the middle of the day in the middle of August. This year, though, early in the morning around sunrise — too early for the gnats, heat or thunderstorms — Devil’s ...


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A really long hike

By Dale Shrull

Jennifer Pharr Davis had never done much in the outdoors growing up. The North Carolina native had just graduated from college in 2005 when she decided it was time for an adventure. She thought she would try hiking. “After college, I ...


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Monsoon season

By Bill Haggerty

Flash flood warnings had our Redlands neighbors on full alert last week. Some of us raced outside to see if our neighborhood would wash away. Some of us raced up, after the record-setting rains, to see the pour-offs in No Thoroughfare and ...


Volunteers needed to help finish work on Quiet Use trail

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association is looking for volunteers to help finish a new Quiet Use trail on Grand Mesa. The work, scheduled Aug. 8-9, will push to connect the new Mesa Top Trail from Colorado Highway 65 near the ...


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Roughing it

By Bill Haggerty

Rough Canyon is only 8.6 miles from downtown GJ, yet from what I can tell, it’s rarely visited. Maybe it’s the name, but this canyon is geologically fascinating, it is home to some of the world’s most rare plants and animals ...


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Good way to Cap the weekend

By Bill Haggerty

Are you feeling patriotic this weekend, but not quite patriotic enough to scale Independence Monument? Would you love to be up on Grand Mesa to celebrate this Independence Day weekend by spraying mosquitoes with bug juice, but all the ...


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Going wild

By Bill Haggerty

Learning to look. Looking to see. Learning to look at animal tracks in the woods can teach us a lot. They can help us become more aware of our surroundings. They can help us recognize we’re part of a larger community. They can help us ...


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