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Head to Hermosa

By Staff

So, how beautiful, pristine and “worthy of special designation” is the Hermosa Creek Watershed? Located northwest of Durango, the drainage is one of the least visited spots in Colorado and is home to elk, lynx, deer, bear, beaver ...


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Learn the art of navigation

By Staff

Frontiersman Daniel Boone supposedly said, “I’ve never been lost, but I was mighty turned around for three days once.” Whether you’re lost or simply “turned around,” not being quite sure of the way home or ...


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Kodel’s Canyon

By Staff

Brightness and contrast. Shadows, highlights and midtones. Texture and shape. These are the things local artist Steven Marshall sees as we trek through Kodel’s Canyon on a beautiful spring day. Kodel, an old stonemason turned ...


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Take a kaleidoscope journey through time and earth

By Bill Haggerty

The Upper Black Ridge Access Road to Rattlesnake Arches Trail on Glade Park opened for the season Friday, a couple of days late. It was supposed to open on Tax Day, April 15. Coincidence? I think not. It opened a couple of days late because ...


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Blooming Onion

By Bill Haggerty

Fisher Towers in southeast Utah is sweet, but a little crowded right now. The Onion Creek Bench Trail just past the towers, however, is as sweet as a Vidalia onion, especially sweet during college spring break when most campgrounds along the ...


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Snook’s Bottom on the rise

By Bill Haggerty

Snook’s Bottom gentrified? You gotta be kidding! When I first moved to town in 1977 as a sports reporter at Your Daily Sentinel, one of the first stories I wrote was about how the Fruita Monument High School football team performed a ...


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Avoid taking a mud bath

By Bill Haggerty

What do you get when you mix a foot of old, crusted leftover Thanksgiving snow and 50-degree mid-February temperatures? A major hankering to play in the mud! Mud season is in full swing across the valley, from Bangs Canyon just south of ...


Governors tags are tough to acquire

By Dave Buchanan

Most big-game hunting licenses are allocated in a drawing each spring, but Colorado also offers special limited hunting licenses via raffles and auctions. Colorado has two such special licenses (one raffle, one auction) each year for bighorn ...


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One swell hike

By Bill Haggerty

Seeking a new adventure to start the year, two hale and hearty Coloradans headed a hundred miles west for a hike through Black Dragon Canyon in the San Rafael Swell on January First. The “Swell” is that massive geologic uplift you ...


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Begin the New Year with a hike

By Dave Buchanan

Eighteen Colorado state parks, including Ridgway State Park, are offering special guided hikes today as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s First Day Hikes initiative. The initiative is designed as an opportunity for individuals and ...


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