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When The World Falls Apart, Head For The Wilderness

By On November 18, 2016

I’ve sat here at my laptop over the last week trying to pull out a story to share with all of you. Something to get you outside and enjoying our Colorado outdoors,… Read More

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A Woman in the Wild, A Mother of the Mountain

By On September 27, 2016

In all of my years of solo mountain adventuring, I’ve made some interesting observations on the reactions from fellow outdoor enthusiasts when it comes to being alone on the trail. Most of… Read More

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National Parks: For The Benefit And Enjoyment Of The People

By On July 27, 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. August 25th, to be exact. It’s a Centennial worthy of celebrating because without the NPS we wouldn’t have 407 amazing National… Read More

The Art Of Going Alone
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The Art Of Going Alone

By On October 15, 2015

I pulled the car up into the worn, dispersed camping space and started to unload my gear. I pitched the tent, gazed at the scenery, inflated the sleeping pad, and rolled out… Read More

Living with Mountain Lions
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Facing the Fear of Mountain Lions

By On May 29, 2015

It all started out of fear. At first I would be paranoid about bears while on my solo hikes. Sure, I carry bear spray, and I know that black bears around here… Read More

Worst Hikes
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Rant: Worst Hikes In Fort Collins

By On April 16, 2015

  It’s that time of the year again when outdoor writers push out their “Best Hikes” lists for publication. More and more people are starting to hit the trails on the weekend… Read More