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Rocky Mountain National Park

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Introvert Birthday? Solo Road Trip

I recently celebrated my 47th birthday. By myself. As I wrote last year, my birthday falls during a time when I’m prone to seasonal affective disorder which even the Colorado sunshine doesn’t fully eliminate. It’s difficult for me to cheerfully celebrate when I’d rather crankily hibernate. Planning and conveying excitement to anyone who’d join me … Continue reading

When the Landscape Changes

If you’re lost along Colorado’s Front Range, just look for the mountains.  They are to the west, their craggy outline an unflinching and unfailing navigational aid.  When I moved to Colorado, just seeing the Rockies’ profile against the huge sky helped me feel more oriented as I adjusted to my new home, my internal compass … Continue reading

On Being a Tourist in My Own Backyard

When I was an active member of the Colorado Mountain Club, hiking steep trails and bagging peaks, it was tempting to pooh-pooh people who “cheated” and drove to the tops of mountains.  At times, some of my fellow hikers demeaned folks who were not in good shape or were too “lazy” to spend time in … Continue reading

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