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Colorado Wildlife: Black Bears

By On October 19, 2016

“Have you seen this video yet? Be careful out there when you go hiking!” Messages like this filled my various inboxes for a solid week. No doubt we’ve all seen the video… Read More

Living with Mountain Lions
Deep Thoughts

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

Weekend Adventure Report

Weekend Adventure Report

By On March 9, 2015

I sat on a twisted fallen tree, resting my pack near the upturned roots. I had taken my time on a leisurely snowshoe up to Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park,… Read More

Estes Park

Weekend Adventure Report

By On October 6, 2014

Loading View on Instagram This weekend took me back to one of my favorite places in Northern Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park. Initially I was going to head up Long Draw… Read More


Black-Footed Ferrets at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

By On September 5, 2014

One of the most appealing aspects of being in the Colorado outdoors is the wildlife viewing potential. I always keep my eyes out for Bighorn Sheep in Big Thompson Canyon, Elk in… Read More