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  • Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    I have wanted to climb Otter Mountain for years.  According to the Internet this Front Range peak is not popular.  I translate that as most people don’t know about it or even think to consider it for a hike.  For me it is simple: I...

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  • 2017 Hiking Preview

    2017 Hiking Preview

    July and August are coming soon and it’s that time of the year to really start planning any alpine adventures in Colorado’s highest mountains. I’ve climbed something like 120 mountains in Colorado but I’ve been really slacking lately and need to aim high for this...

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  • The Real Problem Behind Lawns

    The Real Problem Behind Lawns

    One nice thing about living in the mountains away from civilization is that it’s not necessary to grow and maintain a lawn. Trees, other native plants, and rocks suffice just fine. Natural landscape is always better than human engineered in my opinion. Lawns and flower...

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  • Leadership In The Fog

    Leadership In The Fog

    It has been pointed out to me recently that I need to do a better job communicating my points in a more measured, respectful way if I am to affect change, rather than just adding to the conflicts our society is already mired in. Whether...

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  • A Year’s Reflection On Katatonia

    A Year’s Reflection On Katatonia

    Katatonia was formed in Stockholm Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nystrom and Jonas Renkse. I was a late comer, having not heard them until 2009 and their 8th studio album Night Is The New Day. I would certainly have become a fan years before had I...

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  • The U.S. Healthcare Debacle And The Real Issues No One Is Talking About

    The U.S. Healthcare Debacle And The Real Issues No One Is Talking About

    Let me make this real simple for everyone: The reason healthcare in this country is so expensive is because we allow people to make a profit off the health of others. No, I’m not talking about doctors, nurses, and medical assistants who physically interact with...

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  • In Memory Of Pluto

    In Memory Of Pluto

    When I was still dating my wife Rhiannon she rescued a 3-legged black Labrador Retriever. He was a foster dog from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue who was being fostered at the dog daycare that my wife was running her grooming business out of. He was...

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  • What Are You Willing To Fight For?

    What Are You Willing To Fight For?

    Is everyone even aware of what is going on right now in the halls of government? At what point does the push to overturn environmental protections and restrict personal freedoms turn into a justification to fight and in extreme cases justify violence? We all live...

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  • Environmental Reality (Doesn’t Care What You Are Comfortable With)

    Environmental Reality (Doesn’t Care What You Are Comfortable With)

    Anyone who bitches about the “over-reaching” EPA, or liberals’ extremist environmental policies are only advertising their ignorance about the environmental facts. If you do proper research on proven data and documented ecological history you quickly realize that the only thing extreme that has been going...

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  • Book Review: “Feral” by George Monbiot

    Book Review: “Feral” by George Monbiot

    George Monbiot is a British writer and champion for environmental and political activism. He writes weekly columns for the British daily newspaper The Guardian, and also has written a number of books. After earning a Masters of Arts degree in zoology from Oxford he worked...

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