Author Archives: Scott

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Beagle Maximus and friends

Hot Air

Imagine a beagle 100 feet long, 50 feet tall, and 40 feet wide. The dog is hovering 10 feet above your head. Suddenly, one of his Prius-sized paws moves slowly toward your face. As you pull back and turn to get out of the way a scarecrow the size of a water tower is coming at you from the other direction. You turn again and a see a piranha with 10 foot tall teeth laying on its side, looking at you like he just found dinner.

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Fourmile Falls Trail

Fourmile Falls, worth the price of admission

Fourmile Falls
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I’m not sure what it is about waterfalls that draw us to them. The sound? The power? The beauty? Perhaps it is our connection with water in general?  We need it to live and waterfalls seem to have an inexhaustible supply, falling from the edge of a cliff like a huge, magical tap that remains open forever.

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Canoe trip on the Green River

Red rocks and brown mud on the Green River

Green River canoe trip
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I can’t say I was excited about this trip in the days before we left. Suzy and I have been on a number of multi-day river trips in the past. While we did enjoy those trips, my memory is a little more pessimistic than hers. She remembers the warm days, the cools nights, the peace, the laughter. I remember the long drives, the heavy gear, the hot days, the flipping of boats in big, powerful rapids, the W-I-N-D blowing so hard we couldn’t make forward progress. I was feeling pretty anxious.

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Grass with frost

Frosty Morning Photos

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Just a few pics from our backyard on a frosty morning.

Frosty Fotos - Durango

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Suzy and Twlight Peaks

The Ghost Trail

The Ghost Trail to Potato Lake (aka Spud Lake) only appears in the winter thanks to Seniors Outdoors and some dedicated residents who maintain the trail. To get there drive north on Highway 550, past Durango Mountain Resort. A few miles past the resort you will see a big green water tank on the right-hand side of the road. About 100 yards after that is a pull-out on the right. Just park there, put on your snowshoes and head out. Depending on the conditions the trip can take anywhere from one to two hours, one way. More if the trail hasn’t been broken since the last snow storm.

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