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Griffith’s Lake area on Grand Mesa a great place to try snowshoeing

By Bill Haggerty

This weather is too nice — way too nice to hike in the mud in the lower country. Yet, conditions remain perfect on the mountain. Grand Mesa is a phenomenal winter recreational area, with Nordic and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice ...

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Devil’s Canyon, Pollock Bench too muddy for early season hiking

By Bill Haggerty

Be a friend ... don’t hike here yet. Get back on those skis or snowshoes and head to Grand Mesa, because it’s just too muddy to hike on the wonderful trails in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. I say that, of ...

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Connected Lakes to Corn Lake a splendid outdoor trek

By Bill Haggerty

“Feeling snowbound?” read the press release from my old friend Deb Frasier at Colorado State Parks. “Longing for outdoor adventure with an affordable place to stay? Craving an outing in the splendor of a Colorado State ...

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Uncrowded Grand Mesa has plenty of room for everyone

By Bill Haggerty

Grand Mesa is one of the largest flattop mountains in the world, known as a mecca for anglers in search of trout and solitude on one of its 280 lakes and reservoirs. This 800-square mile mountaintop of volcanic origin averages 10,000 feet in ...

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San Francisco park has beautiful views, awesome architecture

By Bill Haggerty

“Parks have frequently been spoken of as the lungs of cities … primarily they are intended to provide the best practicable means for healthy recreation for people of all classes, and the influence which they thus exert on society ...

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Petroglyph styles dominate native rock art at Escalante Canyon

By Bill Haggerty

“I’ve always thought about these (Native American) guys, up here pecking out pictures on sandstone cliffs, and wondered, ‘what would their spouses say when they got home?’ ” ‘Oh sure, you’re out there ...

Wildlife commission seeks draft bear regulation

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Wildlife Commission today unanimously moved to have the Division of Wildlife develop a regulation prohibiting the hunting of bears in their dens. Division regulations manager Brett Ackerman told the commission the agency has ...

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On Mom’s orders, Bridgette, Austin and the Haggerty dogs take a hike

By Guest Columnist

Editor’s Note: Bridgette Haggerty is pinch-hiking this week for her father, Bill. So Tuesday, Dad was stuck in ski traffic on the dark side of the Continental Divide. He took Grandma home to Denver while Mom, brother Austin and I soaked ...

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Looking for snow? Water Dog Reservoir is the perfect place to get your flurry fill

By Bill Haggerty

Fifty miles in 50 minutes on our very own Pineapple Express ... Interstate-70 to Colorado Highway 65, the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway. You can go from 50 degrees here in the valley to ... snow. Fifty miles — well, 45.5 miles ...

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Riverfront Trail near Riverbend Park a great place for a hike

By Bill Haggerty

Stricken by a nasty case of jet lag, I needed a quick hike to work the kinks out of my legs after a long airplane ride across America last week. I headed to Riverbend Park in Palisade for a hike along the Palisade Section of the Colorado ...

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