Hiking

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Visitation climbing at most parks in the West

By Staff

By LE ROY STANDISH Eastern Utah’s Arches National Park, unlike many of the nation’s other parks, is on pace to eclipse last year’s record attendance of nearly a million people. “Last year was the all-time record for ...


Haggerty’s Hikes column July 19, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Crag Crest Trail is the most used trail in Grand Mesa National Forest. The west trailhead near Island Lake, however, is a great jumping off point to the Cottonwood Lake Trail, a somewhat shorter and much less traveled trail. The Crag Crest ...


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OUT Haggerty’s Hikes July 12, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

By BILL HAGGERTY Special to the Sentinel In 1982, former Division of Wildlife pilot Joe Frothingham said, “Come on, Hag, let me show you what it’s like to stock high mountain lakes from the air.” With a load of 4-inch ...


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McDaniel hooked on climbing

By Patrick Bahr

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Haggerty’s Hikes Column July 05, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“We can eat after botanizing,” said Mary Mastin, secretary of the Western Colorado Gardening Foundation. Mary and her first mate, Joe, have a cabin on the Grand Mesa near Alexander Lake Lodge, where they graciously entertained 14 ...


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Haggerty’s Hikes Column June 28, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Father’s Day was grand. I spent it fishing in the Gunnison River in Black Canyon. That’s my power spot. The day after Father’s Day, I was sore. I spent it at the club, trying to stretch the knots out of my sore, aching ...


OUT Side Connection Column June 24, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

“One does not climb to attain enlightenment, rather one climbs because he is enlightened.”  — Zen Master Futomaki You might not want to hang like a spider from a towering wall of Wingate sandstone, but you can watch ...


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BRIDGE OVER CALM WATERS

By Bill Haggerty

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California, to the New York Island, from Pennsylvania, to Colorado, this land was made for you and me. … With apologies to Woodie Guthrie, the land I want to write about this week is ...


OUT Haggerty’s Hikes June 14, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

I could view no wildlife. Yet, outside the rain-splattered window of my pickup, I spied a wildlife sign featuring colorful wildlife artwork. The sign depicted bighorn sheep, a mountain lion and a peregrine falcon, nestled into the natural ...


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Take advantage of Colorado National Monument’s three fee-free weekends

By Dave Buchanan

Well now, where were we? Oh, yes, we were saying there’s a lot to do this summer, remember? Grand Junction has the wonderful luck to have one of the nation’s most-amazing backyards: Colorado National Monument. From Serpents ...


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