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A Doggy Did-You-Know

When I brought skinny Peeko home from a Utah shelter, I knew only a few bits about her past: — she was about a year old — as a stray, she had broken her right elbow and it had healed badly. Two years later, I […]

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“Landmarks” by Robert MacFarlane is a book to reread

We regularly recommend books on NickerNews (another site in the family of Cayyuse Crest Communications). Why not here? This first installment comes on finishing one of the most impressive non-fiction books I’ve read in years: Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. Landmarks is full of those moments […]

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“Landmarks”: A Book to Savor

Check out one of the most impressive non-fiction books I’ve read in years: Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. Landmarks is full of precious moments for engaged readers: Ah-ha moments and passages that you immediately have to read again, not because they confound you but because they […]

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Species Parade, Episode 16

The death of a game camera is better than the death of a bear. No bear pictures in this episode. The ursine action is still happening, I think. Or, at least, something is drinking the water that’s left and refilled regularl in a quiet, green, […]

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Alpine Houdini Review

“Weather permitting…” Real trekkers hardly acknowledge a phrase like this one. It rains. We’re either prepared and comfortable or unprepared and grin through it. I prefer the former. During the lovely monsoon season here in Colorado, it might rain every day for a few months. […]

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Species Parade, Episode 15

During the summer, cows move into the community. For a few months, their mooing and bellowing is about all you can hear unless you adjust your ears. The birds and mammals are still here, but they seem to step back, literally and figuratively. The dogs, […]

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Open Letter to Bikers

The recent opinion piece in High Country News sparked a viral amount of dialogue on that magazine’s site and on other platforms that picked up the piece, like Adventure Journal. It begged a follow-up on improving understanding for all who use multi-use trails. Believe it […]

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Open Letter to Bikers Everywhere

The recent opinion piece in High Country News sparked a viral amount of dialogue on that magazine’s site and on other platforms that picked up the piece, like Adventure Journal. It begged a follow-up on improving understanding for all who use multi-use trails. Believe it […]

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Kevin Fedarko Interview, Part I

We spoke recently with Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon. Fedarko, a former senior editor of Outside magazine, spoke at the Cortez Public Library as part of the […]

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Kevin Fedarko Interview, Part II

We spoke recently with Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon. Fedarko, a former senior editor of Outside magazine, spoke at the Cortez Public Library as part of the […]

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