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Outdoor Junkie BLOG March 03, 2009

By Ann Driggers

By Ann Driggers | Feb. 26 6:15 p.m. There is always something slightly surreal about starting the day surrounded by red rock canyons, and then recreating in nearby snowy mountains for the remainder. But that is part of the reason why I feel ...

Take advantage of less-crowded Lunch Loop

By Bill Haggerty

As I left the doctor’s office the other day, sporting two beautiful pre-cancerous burn spots along my rapidly receding hairline, I knew hiking in the sun was probably not in the picture for that day. I still needed a hiking column, ...

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By Bill Haggerty

“How was your hike?” asked Tamarie Smith, vet tech extraordinaire at Amigo Animal Clinic. One of her bosses, Dr. Brian Wiseman, and I trekked into the San Rafael Swell the other day — in the middle of the week — while ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes February 07, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

OK. This is NOT a joke. There’s now a directional sign at the parking area for the Fisher Towers Trail that points to the “Photo Area” ahead and the “Trail” to the right. The Bureau of Land Management had to ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes January 31, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

As Sen. Edmund Muskie asked his colleagues in urging an override of President Nixon’s veto of the Clean Water Act on Oct. 17, 1972: “Can we afford clean water? Can we afford rivers and lakes and streams and oceans which continue to ...

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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 ...

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