Tag: Colorado

  • The Colorado experience.

    I was not prepared for this Colorado experience. I came through the southeast corner in the evening and passed a mile of concrete feed bunks with a cowboy on a horse in full regalia- the hat, the snap shirt, everything- trotting back and forth, waving an American flag over the heads of hundreds of gorging…

  • Colorado implements mandatory & voluntary stream closures

    Colorado implements mandatory & voluntary stream closures

    I just got the green-light to head west in a couple months, knock a couple numbers off the Last Best Streams project. Planning a route, avoiding active wildfires and burned-over country, figuring out camping and where to explore. It’s hot. It’s hot nearly everywhere. And in response, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed nearly a…

  • Last Best Streams: #759 (&#760).

    Last Best Streams: #759 (&#760).

    Forty miles down a gravel road is enough to give one the smug sense of satisfaction that they’re seeing somewhere even natives rarely visit.  Out past the prairie, past the Front Range, past the trucks and trailers and campers  and ATVS, shiny new Jeeps, anglers, kayakers, rafters, photographers, Influencers®, hikers, climbers, birdwatchers, yoga enthusiasts…out past…