Month: May 2015

Under the Big Top

I was going to say “Look, someone finally captured my thinking on all the GOP candidates,” but then I realized Pataki isn’t included. Sheesh, even the cartoonists can’t keep up. And I think someone else may be missing. Kasich? Anyway, why… Read More ›

Trail Ridge Road opens for 2015

Rocky Mountain National Park has announced on Facebook that Trail Ridge Road officially opened yesterday — although night closures are still in effect. The crews who’ve worked so hard to clear the snow away from the buildings at the Alpine Visitor Center… Read More ›

The system is broken

Meanwhile, here in Colorado, we’ve been dealing with flooding along rivers east of the Rockies, although nothing approaching the deluges in Oklahoma and Texas. On the west side of our mountains, officials are releasing more water from the Dillon Reservoir (Denver’s primary… Read More ›

Tough job but a great view

Plowing Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road every spring and getting it ready for summer traffic is a big job. More than 8 of the road’s 48 miles lie above 11,000 feet.

My heart is in Nepal

Erik Stensland posted this new photograph of Longs Peak on his Facebook page this morning. It was shot last night as the sun was going down. Longs is my favorite peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and I always love seeing… Read More ›