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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 ...


Fruita OKs plan to put recreational trails near canals

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Hikers and bikers eventually will be able to recreate on trails next to irrigation canals and washes in Fruita under a plan approved by the City Council Tuesday night. Council members unanimously agreed to enact the city’s parks, open ...


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Out with a bang: Ribbon Trail at Bangs Canyon something to be thankful for

By Staff

There’s so much to give thanks for this Thanksgiving weekend. I’m thankful for my family, for my friends, for where I live and for what I do. I’m very thankful for a kind and talented editor who’s patience allows me to ...


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Haggerty Hikes: November 22, 2009

By Staff

How many of your out-of-town Thanksgiving guests know more about the Colorado National Monument than you? It’s amazing how much people from around the world know about this national treasure in our backyard, but we never bother visiting ...


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Find rock art while exploring Utah canyon

By Dave Buchanan

GREEN RIVER, Utah — In its reluctance to yield to winter, autumn offers a mid-November perfect for scouting the Utah desert. Even last weekend’s brief taste of cold and snow, which turned most desert roads into near-impassible ...


Cool canyon: This neat, shady place is worth a second hike

By Staff

Odds are, you’ve read about this canyon. That’s because there are 52 Sundays in a year, and I’ve been writing this column since 2003…  approximately 312 columns and counting. And although there is a plethora of ...


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Yoga treat: Make time during your retreat for this hike above Ouray

By Staff

Yoga on the mountain. Five participants from last weekend’s Academy of Yoga retreat in Ridgway traveled a little farther south for a short afternoon hike above Ouray. Four of them posed — the Warrior Pose — beneath ...


It’s a tough hike, but the view from Mt. Garfield is spectacular

By Staff

Stretching more than 200 miles from Palisade to Price, Utah, the Bookcliffs encompass the longest continuous escarpment in the world. What, you may ask, is an escarpment? Well, according to my good buddies Merriam and Webster, who know about ...


Way up in the willows: Walker wildlife area a haven for animals

By Staff

At first glance, it seems there’s nothing here but weeds and willows, yet nearly 200 species of birds, including bald eagles, great blue heron, songbirds, shorebirds, owls, pheasants and waterfowl can be viewed at our own Walter Walker ...


Out of the woods: Where to hike during hunting season

By Staff

If you want to hike during hunting season around here, it’s a good thing to carry a rifle and wear a blaze-orange hat and vest. That way, no one will bug you. However, here’s the question: Where you hike during big game hunting ...


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