Land in the Sky: Visible Storage

Land in the Sky: Visible Storage

by John P OGrady October 5, 2013 Blogs

Once upon a time I took a hike through the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. It’s a big place. At the trailhead is a ranger station where they take your money to get in. I got past that and soon enough was in the American Wing, strolling along a well-blazed trail through exhibitions of […]

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Mountain Passages: Changes Are Coming…

Mountain Passages: Changes Are Coming…

by Alan Stark October 4, 2013 Blogs

Changes Are Coming By Alan Stark   I’ve been getting some cosmic hints lately that say, “It’s time for some changes.” These hints are coincident if taken individually but cumulatively—a blood test, some rain, a Feathercraft K2, and coyotes howling—all four got my attention. These events all happened between September 9th and 13th 2013. Given […]

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Postcard: Creede, Colorado

Postcard: Creede, Colorado

by Devon O'Neil October 2, 2013 Blogs

Every autumn, my wife and I try and take a few days off to road trip and camp/run/bike/hike through southern Colorado. Our destinations vary by the year; sometimes we have no itinerary until we get on the road. This past weekend, we started with a night in Creede, proceeded to Durango and ended in Lake […]

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Land in the Sky: Imagine

Land in the Sky: Imagine

by John P OGrady October 1, 2013 Blogs

Yesterday I stood on line with a lot of other people waiting to get into the Museum of Modern Art. It is in New York City. That’s where one stands “on” line. Most of the people standing with me were standing “in” line, so I knew they were from someplace else. One or two were […]

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A Visit from St. Edward (‘Twas the Night Before Shutdown)

A Visit from St. Edward (‘Twas the Night Before Shutdown)

by Doug October 1, 2013 Blogs

We received this piece of brilliant verse in our Inbox last night from Nathan Ament with the note: “I work for the National Park Service in Moab and wrote this on my lunch break today…”  We hope you are out enjoying yourself, Nathan. Twas the night before shutdown, and all through the Service, The rangers […]

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Postcard: First snow

Postcard: First snow

by Devon O'Neil September 24, 2013 Blogs

The first real winter burst is a glorious occasion. We got ours in Colorado on Sunday night. It came with a serious northwest wind, but safe estimates pegged the alpine total at around 6 to 7 inches. (Silverton reported two to three feet.) Since I am of the opinion that snow is only worthwhile if […]

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Perspective from the Colorado Flood

Perspective from the Colorado Flood

by Rachel Walker September 20, 2013 Blogs

More than a week after flooding besieged the Front Range, we all know the destruction reaped by the 100-year Colorado flood runs deep.

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Postcard: Wasatch Range, Utah

Postcard: Wasatch Range, Utah

by Devon O'Neil September 17, 2013 Blogs

I was on assignment in Utah recently to report a story on a mountain biker who lives in Salt Lake City. His home loop is roughly 50 miles and includes some of the most stunning and rugged singletrack in the Wasatch Range. Even compared with Colorado, the terrain blew me away. This is roughly seven […]

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Stop Dropping the A-bomb: Edward Abbey’s legacy going up in clichéd smoke

Stop Dropping the A-bomb: Edward Abbey’s legacy going up in clichéd smoke

by Jeff Osgood September 17, 2013 Blogs

Stop Dropping the A-bomb Bombs are used for impact.  Whether it’s a 500-pound cluster bomb dropped on a fortified stronghold or a cherry bomb in a toilet, the end result is going to grab someone’s attention.  Writers know this and have booby-trapped their work with metaphorical bombs since ink hit papyrus. With explosive catch phrases […]

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Land in the Sky: On the Fate of Thoreau’s Hut

Land in the Sky: On the Fate of Thoreau’s Hut

by John P OGrady September 6, 2013 Blogs

I have a piece of wood that used to be part of Thoreau’s hut. Some people don’t believe it. “How do you know it’s the real thing?” I could prove it—all it would take is one wrong word. But I treasure my sanity. Henry Thoreau is famous because he built a hut on the shore […]

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