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Beautiful day to check out my new neighborhood, so started with a local park next door. Shadow Pine Loop is a nice 3 mile stroll, and offered a great view of a three-toed woodpecker.
One of my favorite places to explore in Colorado is South Park. It is a vast and often inhospitable landscape surrounded by mountains on all sides, filled with wildlife and unique topography. A “park” is essentially a high mountain Valley, … Continue reading
Kudos to the Southern Plains Land Trust in southeast Colorado for working to bring back native Bison to the prairie. Inspiring mission – and a good start with a few of these guys.
When I was traveling to the Denver / Boulder area for work, one of my favorite things was to be able to sneak in a scenic hike on the same day that I had to fly. You could either get … Continue reading
Wonderful hiking park only 45 minutes from Denver. f
Being a new transplant to Colorado and having the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy, of course the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words “South Park” are visions of Cartman, Kenny and … Continue reading
To arrive too early in the marsh is an adventure in pure listening; the ear roams at will among the noises of the night, without let or hinderance from eye or hand. — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. I … Continue reading
About an hour west of Denver is another one of Jefferson County, Colorado’s terrific parks – Pine Valley Ranch. The park features beautiful trails into the foothills with mountain views, a gorgeous meadow walk, a lake and a flat hiking/biking … Continue reading
While flipping through an old copy of Bird Watcher’s digest, I stopped to enjoy this short essay by author and naturalist Julie Zickefoose: The hay roll, what a wondrous creation. Of all recent innovations in agriculture, it is my favorite. … Continue reading