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Governors tags are tough to acquire

By Dave Buchanan

Most big-game hunting licenses are allocated in a drawing each spring, but Colorado also offers special limited hunting licenses via raffles and auctions. Colorado has two such special licenses (one raffle, one auction) each year for bighorn ...


One swell hike

By Bill Haggerty

Seeking a new adventure to start the year, two hale and hearty Coloradans headed a hundred miles west for a hike through Black Dragon Canyon in the San Rafael Swell on January First. The “Swell” is that massive geologic uplift you ...


Begin the New Year with a hike

By Dave Buchanan

Eighteen Colorado state parks, including Ridgway State Park, are offering special guided hikes today as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s First Day Hikes initiative. The initiative is designed as an opportunity for individuals and ...



By Bill Haggerty

Ten miles north of the tin-sided Utah town of Vernal, in the backyard of the McConkie Ranch, sits one of the most fascinating pictorials of the Fremont people who occupied this area from about 500 A.D. until about 1200 to 1300. Fremont ...


Breathtaking Ireland

By Bill Haggerty

KILARNEY, IRELAND — The MacGillycuddy Reeks is Ireland’s largest and highest mountain range. Stretching slightly more than 19 kilometers (12 miles), it includes the highest peaks in Ireland and the only peaks on the island that are ...


A trip for the ages

By Bill Haggerty

Norway — Glenda waited 30 years for this trip, and it’s been everything she expected. We flew to Norway and Sweden to follow Norwegian Elkhounds on the hunt for Elg (moose) and Red Deer (looks a heck of a lot like ...


Color Weekend includes Powderhorn trail challenge

By Dave Buchanan

Make Color Weekend 2013 at Powderhorn a weekend for children. The Powderhorn Racing Club along with the Western Slope Center for Children and Powderhorn Mountain Resort this Sunday present 2013 Color Sunday Adventure Challenge. The ...


Crystal clear

By Bill Haggerty

Geologically speaking, 3,000 years isn’t much. For a bunch of trees to be preserved that long, well, that’s another matter. About 3,000 years ago, according to my irrefutable source, “An eruption of the Little Nash Crater ...


Conquering first fourteener not all that special

By Dale Shrull

Standing at 14,196 feet, I looked around at the surrounding peaks, then to the valleys looming thousands of feet below. Spectacular. Here I was at the highest point I’d ever been on the planet. That does sound a little ...

Enjoy a trip to backcountry of Mesa Verde National Park

By Dave Buchanan

Take a hike through pre-history. Mesa Verde National Park again this year is offering a series of ranger-guided hikes to backcountry sites rarely seen by the general public. The hikes vary from easy to difficult and are by pre-registration ...

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