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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes January 24, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“Before I leave,” said Bridgette, “let’s go skiing one last time.” Our daughter was headed for Copenhagen for a semester abroad, and Glenda and I were a bit weepy. So, we donned sunglasses, and off we went to the ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes January 17, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

One of our Norwegian Elkhounds, Peach, took us for a hike the other day. Our destination was the south rim of the Colorado River on property owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and managed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife as the Horsethief ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes December 27, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Snowplow drivers are our friends. I’ve waxed poetically about the virtues of those Patron Saints of our Highways for years. I must admit, however, that when I heard the snowplow was broken down and Rim Rock Road was closed on Colorado ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes Column November 22, 2008

By Bill Haggerty

One thousand eighty four e-mails. That’s how many I had remaining in my inbox when I ran across one from Cathy Cline the other day. It was dated Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 and had never been opened, let alone answered. How ...


Some tips to make sure you are prepared for exercising outdoors in the cold

By Patrick Bahr

It’s coming and there’s no way to stop it. The cold and snow will inevitably bull its way into Western Colorado. When that time comes, some pack up their things and hibernate for the winter. For most enthusiasts, however, the ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes November 15, 2008

By Bill Haggerty

Boy, do I hope the weather is as nice for your hike as it was for mine.  Shirt-sleeve temperatures and blue skies greeted me on the Flume Creek Canyon Trail this past week. A favorite with local hikers and horseback riders, this trail is ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes November 01, 2008

By Bill Haggerty

Sometimes, we make too big a deal of hiking. It becomes a major outing. It takes planning, timing and a mediator to resolve family schedule conflicts. Sometimes, we take for granted those little hikes around town that stare at us day after ...

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OUTside Connection October 29, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Monumental Memories • Share your memories of Colorado National Monument as part of the “Monumental Memories Exhibit” to be displayed during the holiday season. Wanted:  Photographs highlighting family and friends ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes October 25, 2008

By Bill Haggerty

Ten days until Election Day. Think we can make it? Internal temperatures continue to rise during this heated political season. But outside, fall temperatures in the valley couldn’t be more pleasant for a hike along Corkscrew Trail in ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes October 18, 2008

By Bill Haggerty

As I took a great mid-day, mid-week hike along the Corkscrew Trail the other day, I tried to think of options for local hikers for the next few weeks while big game rifle hunting season takes place. •  Corkscrew Trail is an ...

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