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Magazine Survey Gives Utah Ski Resorts High Marks

If you love to ski whether it is down hill or cross-country, then read on….. SKI » Readers place three Park City areas in the top 10. By Tom Wharton,  The Salt Lake Tribune Some 20,000 SKI magazine readers have given Utah’s ski resorts high marks for the publication’s 2014 Reader Resort Survey for western […]

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Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats Incredible Journey

In a remote part of the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado, an abandoned iron mine is the site of a unique and special wildlife display. Each summer, people hike to the Orient Mine at Orient Land Trust (OLT) to witness the outflight of the largest bat colony in Colorado. The population of this colony […]

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Sensational Outdoor Concert in the Pines

Picture yourself traveling through historic mountain passes with tunnels, horseshoe curves, seeing abundant wildlife and spectacular views of the San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Ranges all in the comfort of a restored 100 year old steam engine on the Rio Grande Railroad.   On Aug. 25th, a dear friend and I […]

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Hiking up the East Fork of Mt. Baldy

This is one of my favorite hikes in the White Mountains.  Actually, I do have several favorites, but this area is especially dear to me.  Mt. Baldy is the third highest peak in Arizona and about 40 miles away from the town of Pinetop.  This sacred mountain is shared with the White Mountain Apache Indians […]

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Chiricahaw Rites of Passage -Part 2

If you missed last weeks posting- This is a true story about 10 delinquent teenage girls that were required to hike 12 miles into the Chiricahaw Mountains of Southern Arizona.  I was also along to guide these troubled youth. Solo time was next. For three days, everyone (including staff) was to be alone.   Every girl […]

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