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Tabeguache Trail going to the dogs

By Amy Hamilton

For more than the past decade, Linda McBride has relished walking her dogs off leash in the Tabeguache Recreation Area on public land just a few miles west of Grand Junction’s downtown. But in recent years, a pileup of dog waste at ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 10, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

6:30 a.m. Wednesday. I hustled Junior out the door on his way to school on a drop-dead gorgeous western Colorado morning. It would be a great day for a hike­ — except I have to work at 9 a.m. But there’s one excellent hike I ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 03, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“In Tuckerland, hiking is what you do when you run out of gas. Jogging is running out of gas in the ’hood.” There are some able-bodied Grand Valley residents who completely refrain from outdoor activity — as if they ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 26, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“I’m shufflin through the Texas sand, but my head’s in Mississippi,” blared ZZ Top on the car stereo. My head was not in Mississippi, but into a hike in the Colorado Rockies to see how high I could climb without ...

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Shaking off the shiver in warm Gateway

By Dave Buchanan

Spring finally has arrived in southwest Colorado. At least for this week. It’s been a torturous April for the outdoors lover. A few days, and sometimes only hours, of mild weather tease the senses only to be replaced by clouds, cold ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 19, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

In an attempt to avoid paying taxes until the last second, I talked buddy Nick into a lengthy hike along Little Dominguez Creek on April 15. Little Dominguez and its smaller brother, Big Dominguez, are in the midst of the newest wilderness ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 12, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Liberty Cap is a 160 million-year-old remnant sand dune that is slowly succumbing to the forces of erosion. Just like me. I hiked to the Cap from the Wildwood Trailhead on the Redlands in Grand Junction, and made it in about 55 minutes the ...

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OUT: Utah Canyon Story April 08, 2009

By Special to the Sentinel

“Where the heck are we?” Typically that’s not a question you’re happy to hear from your hiking companions. Especially when you’re thinking it yourself, and you’re the trip leader. But staring in bewildered ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes Column April 05, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Located in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park in southeast Utah, Grand Wash was simply Grand! Grand Wash cuts through the 100-mile long Waterpocket Fold, an incredible monocline that is the centerpiece of Capitol Reef. My ...

Briefs: OA Monument Stars April 03, 2009

By Staff

The Colorado National Monument Association Spring Walks and Talks Series presentations are under way with the first outdoor presentation taking place Saturday, April 4, at the Saddlehorn picnic area parking lot. “Galileo Evening Under ...

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