Category Archives: Nature and the Outdoors

Fall in the Rockies

We headed out fairly early on Saturday morning—to beat the crowds and the rain that was forecasted for the afternoon.  We drove south along the Front Range to Florence, then headed back north along Phantom Canyon Road. There were huge, … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass

We woke up to a steady rain on Saturday morning. After breakfast in the hotel in Winter Park, we headed south. We could see high mountains covered with snow in the distance. As the road climbed, the rain turned to … Continue reading

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Winter Park

After touring Rocky Mountain National Park, we drove south past Grand, Shadow Mountain, and Granby Lakes and stopped for the night in Winter Park. After mediocre BBQ at a restaurant across from our mediocre hotel, I wandered a trail behind … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — Moose

As we were getting out of our car at Holzwarth Historic Site, a kind man with a British accent pulled up in his SUV and informed us that family of moose were grazing in the meadow along the Colorado River. … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — West Side

The Never Summer Mountains Holzwarth Historic Site The Fleshut Cabin, built by the first person to homestead in the Colorado River Valley. The Holzwarth family operated a fishing camp/dude ranch in the area from 1918 into the 1970’s. Golden-mantled Ground … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — Trail Ridge Road

We drove west across the park on Trail Ridge Road, stopping at most of the pull-offs and overlooks along the way. This is the view from Rainbow Curve. The Forest Canyon Overlook. At lower elevations, the day had been extraordinary. … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — To Bear Lake

I’m still trying to get used to the fact that RMNP is only two-and-a-half hours from home. We were told mid-September is the best time to go to see Elk and fall colors. It has the added advantage of being … Continue reading

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Eclipse

The solar eclipse path of totality crossed north of Colorado. In the Springs, it maxed out at 89%. Everyone on staff at CBS wandered out on the patio every so often to see the progress. Marilyn brought plates with screens … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to Columbus

We were planning on eating dinner downtown along the river at a restaurant that overlooks the fountain. But when we took a second look at the menu, we decided to go elsewhere. We ended up at Spaghetti Warehouse where there … Continue reading

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Chipmunks and Elk

On the grand tour we gave Linda and Barb, we drove from Victor to Cripple Creek (where we paused only long enough to see the wandering burros) to Florissant. We ate lunch at Costello Street, the headed to Florissant Fossil … Continue reading

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