Hiking

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No Thoroughfare Canyon offers great hikes, splendid views

By Bill Haggerty

If a thoroughfare is a road from one place to another, No Thoroughfare Canyon at the southern flanks of Colorado National Monument is aptly named. There are no roads here. Yet, a primitive and remote backcountry trail winds its way up from ...


BLM announces winter road closures to protect wildlife

By Staff

Beginning Saturday, the Grand Junction Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will close a handful of roads for the winter to protect big-game herds. A BLM spokesperson said Wednesday the seasonal closure affects specific BLM roads from ...


BLM offers Christmas tree-cutting permits

By Staff

Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands within designated areas of the Grand Junction Field Office are now on sale. Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased at the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, ...


BLM extends comment period for Bangs Canyon trails

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period through Dec. 22 on more than 21 miles of new trails proposed for Bangs Canyon. Under the proposal, the BLM would design and construct eight trails available for ...


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Haggerty: Wonderful Juanita Arch

By Bill Haggerty

According to The Natural Arch and Bridge Society, Juanita Arch is a respectable adult. The society’s website says this arch, located south of Gateway, “is an adult meander natural bridge cut by Maverick Canyon through a meander of ...


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Craving for Knowles: Canyon takes you to the middle of nowhere

By Bill Haggerty

In search of desert solitude, I thought of a famous Edward Abby quote as I ambled down BS Road toward Knowles Canyon: “Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your ...


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Changing moon improves fishing at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,619 asl Water Temperature 69-74 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., Oct. 9 – The full moon has faded and fishing success is responding accordingly. Stripers were absent from anglers creels in the southern lake ...


“State of the Moose” meeting set for Oct.10

By Special to the Sentinel

Western Colorado residents are invited to a public presentation on the state of the Grand Mesa moose population, and the current status of the relocation project that brought them here, at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...


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Stripers and bass make fishing ‘otherworldly’ at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,621 asl Water Temperature 73-77 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., Sept. 27 – Surface water temperature is now in a slow downward spiral. Nights are enjoyably cool with warm temperatures during the day. A ...


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Tropical day-dreams on order at balmy Lake Powel

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,622 asl Water Temperature 75-78 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., Sept. 21 –  Lake level decline has slowed and weather is similar to that imagined for a dream vacation to a tropical island.  ...


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