Hiking

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Take trek close to home, enjoy some fresh air near Connected Lakes

By Bill Haggerty

Need a quick fix? Connected Lakes. It’s close. It’s easy. It’s quick. Just head to the Audubon Section of the Colorado River Trail system. It starts near Blockbuster Video in the Redlands Marketplace at the northwest corner ...


Cabela’s to open GJ store on May 20

By Staff

The much-awaited opening of the Grand Junction Cabela’s outdoors store is set for 4 p.m., May 20. The 70,000-square-foot, next-generation store is located in Mesa Mall and will be stocked with products specifically selected for Colorado ...


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Hike Tabeguache Trail, but be mindful of muddy terrain

By Bill Haggerty

Tabeguache means “place where the snow melts first,” in the native tongue of inhabitants to the region now known as Western Colorado. They called themselves “Nunt’z.” We called them “Utes.” These ...


BLM: Leave trails, roads for dry spell

By Dave Buchanan

This week, instead of the usual Outside Connection in which we offer free or low-cost events to do and activities to share, we have something you shouldn’t do. Officials with the Grand Junction Field Office of the Bureau of Land ...


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Friends of McInnis Canyons helps protect snowy, muddy trails

By Bill Haggerty

In case you missed this important announcement, Mayor Bruce Hill will sign a proclamation at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 declaring it the League of Women Voters “Making Democracy Work Day.” That’s because they do, indeed, help make ...


Incredible: Take modern snowshoes to Griffith Lake Trail on Grand Mesa

By Staff

The Griffith Lake Cross-Country and Snowshoeing Trail on the Grand Mesa is really a hiking trail in the summer. Go figure. This backcountry trail travels generally east and north, passes around Bull Creek Reservoir No. 4, and eventually ...


Agreement allows county to finish trail under 32 Road

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday signed a contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation that will allow the county to build another link in the Colorado Riverfront Trail, underneath 32 Road. The contract gives the county the ...


Step outside with new Colorado State Parks guide

By Dave Buchanan

If you find yourself stuck with the post-holiday blahs, or maybe in need of a little push to start that New Year’s resolution to get more exercise, here is an idea. Those ever-helpful folks at Colorado State Parks recently published ...


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Haggerty’s Hikes: Grateful I’m alive

By Bill Haggerty

Most head shrinks agree that being grateful is important if we are to have a positive life. Gratitude allows us to see the bright side of our existence that turns us into positive people. Unfortunately, we often look at what we instead of ...


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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes December 20, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Nick and I raced up to West Bench Trail on Grand Mesa for a quick cross-country ski last Wednesday. It’s great having a retired buddy who can take off at the drop of a hat, especially in the middle of the week when no one else is out ...


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