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What’s Blooming This Weekend?

So here’s my species list for this past weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park: Loco Weed Golden Banner Beardless Sidebells Penstemon Clustered Penatemon Marsh Marigold (Narrowleaf) Red Paintbrush Yellow Paintbrush Elderberry Gooseberry Serviceberry Wax Current (already setting fruit) Blanketflower Sulfurflower Blue … Continue reading

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A Wildflower Nerd’s Dream

Penstemon Ok, so here is a dream project…. Republishing the taxonomic key to the flora of Rocky Mountain National Park. Yes, I know how nerdy that sounds. Don’t be a hater. The late Betty Willard has become a hero to … Continue reading

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It’s Summer In The Mountains

It’s no secret that I love the high windswept meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park. By about February or March every year, I’m MORE than ready for wildflower season to commence. But this year we Coloradans had a wrench thrown … Continue reading

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Just Another Day In The Neighborhood

I got a late start today, by hiking standards. In the summer, I generally start my longer hikes around 7 a.m. Today, I hit the trailhead about Noon. I didn’t have the longest trek planned, so a late start was … Continue reading

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Things to Leave Behind with 2016

I’m back at Rocky for a few brief moments this afternoon. This spot is where I have come to clear my mind, write and think. Many, many times over the last 11 months. Today is December 26, and the merryment, … Continue reading

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Another Rebirth

My Dear Friend, Will you understand? Or will you just see a mountain to conquer? I have experienced every emotion imaginable within this mountain cathedral. Joy, pain, love, security, insecurity, loss, fear, contentment, wonder. Today, as I took a last … Continue reading

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The Mountain Valley Home

Looking out over the same mountain valley I have seen a thousand times before, the sunlight sparkles off the snowflakes in the air, seemingly held aloft by an unseen breeze. The valley stretches ahead of me, dotted with the occasional … Continue reading

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