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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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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 ...


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 ...

Haggerty’s Hikes Column June 07, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

The upper reach of Big Dominguez Canyon Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau south of Grand Junction is much different than the lower reach. At this time of year, as temperatures begin to rise in the valley, now’s a great time to rise in ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 31, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Mallory Pilcher threatened me. As we lounged around the Wooden Shoe group campsite in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, the terror of Grand Valley lacrosse, peered under her hat and sneered, “I’d better see my ...


Past alive and well in Grand Gulch

By Dave Buchanan

Grand Gulch is a museum without a roof. The network of canyons that once supported a thriving Puebloan culture is now a site rich with relics of the ancient past. The homes, ceremonial sites and tools used to build them have lain undisturbed ...

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