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  1. Suggest you request top floor room at Strater. ...

    Suggest you request top floor room at Strater. Squeaky, old floorboards above can be a bit (um) disturbing at night! :)
  2. Lots of “less expensive” motels on North Main. I...

    Lots of “less expensive” motels on North Main. I like the Best Western, just west of town.
  3. Durango Restaurants

    Breakfast:
    Oscars Cafe in Town Plaza. Or,
    Durango Diner. 957 Main Ave
    Both are fabulous. Both will “smother” any meal with green chili… Just ask! Gary sells his own Diner green chili by jar or...
  4. Federal judge ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions

    Durango Herald 4-5-21
    https://durangoherald.com/articles/371132-federal-judge-ends-colorados-plan-to-kill-hundreds-of-mountain-lions

    Project called for removing half the population to study...
  5. Damaged Colorado Trail section expected to be clear of avalanche debris by fall

    FYI...
    Durango Herald March 22, 2021
    https://durangoherald.com/categories/local-news?page=3
  6. Grant to help with deluge of visitors to San Juan Mountains

    "More than $250,000 will be spent on education about best backcountry practices."

    This in the Durango Herald 5-18-21
    ...
  7. (Colorado) Man fights off mountain lion that was attacking his dog

    /www.9news.com/article/life/animals/estes-park-mountain-lion-attacks-dog/73-a8456757-34fd-4ce5-ab36-27f752e9c850

    This may be an encore...
    In 2009, I was hiking the CT, on a ridge high above and...
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    'Into the Wild' bus removed

    https://weather.com/travel/video/into-the-wild-bus-airlifted-out-of-alaskan-wilderness
  9. Thread: Honest opinion

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    I gotta agree with Slo. However, there are...

    I gotta agree with Slo. However, there are reasonable alternatives. I took a first-time hiker on the Superior Hiking Trail. We had a blast. Certainly not as remote, rugged or "breathtaking"...
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    Mountain Lion Attack Near Baily, CO

    A 65-pound mountain lion bit Pike Carlson in the head and dragged him down a hill near his Bailey home. The 8-year-old knew he had to fight back.
    “I was just punching, trying to grab anything that I...
  11. If you know your dates, or if your dates are...

    If you know your dates, or if your dates are flexible, why not post a ride request in the “rideshare” section of the western slope Craigslist?
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    I've often wondered if the "rideshare" option,...

    I've often wondered if the "rideshare" option, Dgo to Den, on the western slope craigslist might be a viable option??
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    OK, Wayne... I've had some time to investigate...

    OK, Wayne... I've had some time to investigate the your recommendation re: the Backpacker magazine Gear Guides. Those, plus my recent road trip to Colorado, paid off.

    I'm fairly certain the bag...
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    The '97 and '98 Gear Guides you suggested have...

    The '97 and '98 Gear Guides you suggested have given me good leads. I need a scale!

    Thanks again, Wayne.
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    Thanks, Wayne. This may take a while. I have to...

    Thanks, Wayne. This may take a while. I have to locate a reliable scale. And, now that I'm sure the amazing amount of down is dry, I'm going to climb into it to see if it fits. I'm a tad over...
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    More info about the bag.

    Thanks very much Wayne. Interestingly, I asked the REI rep if there was any information online... Old catalogues, etc, that I could research. I was told, "No." hmmmm

    I took a brief tour of your...
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    Help needed to ID Older REI Sleeping Bag

    Hey Hikers... I have an older, circa 1990's (+ or -) REI sleeping bag that I know nothing about. It is a heavy (4 lbs, + or -) down bag with hood. The colors are purple on top and black on the...
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    Ski Poles

    I use an old pair of Scott ski poles with breakaway grips that I've had since I was a kid. They are bomb proof. They've got miles and miles on the slopes and later in life, miles and miles on the...
  19. Bustang statewide bus network coming to Durango

    Road Runner bus line to join state network

    New teal-painted buses sporting the Bustang logo travelers may have seen on interstates 25 and 70 will be coming to Durango as Road Runner Stage Lines...
  20. Ah Rain Man... Even tho I've never had the...

    Ah Rain Man... Even tho I've never had the pleasure, it's been a pleasure! Especially grateful for those vital communications we had a few years back.
    I endured the 'post AT blues' twice. I can't...
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    Man dies of tick-borne illness in Connecticut

    See the full story here... http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Man-dies-of-tick-borne-illness-11950962.php

    (excerpts) NEW MILFORD — An increasingly common tick-borne disease took the life of...
  22. UPDATE... New Hampshire Union Leader

    http://www.unionleader.com/health/Did-man-get-flesh-eating-bacteria-hiking-in-NH-072217
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    Pine Beetle Epidemic Destroys Colorado's Forests

    Those who are hiking the CT, or even visiting Colorado for the first time (especially along the I-70 corridor), you will likely be shocked at the utter decimation of the pine forests. I lived in...
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    New Tick Warning In Maine

    Please see Maine's recently released tick warning I just posted below in:
    Health, Safety & Hygiene
  25. Powassan virus: Potentially fatal tick disease reported in Maine

    Can be transmitted in minutes...

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/06/06/powassan-virus-potentially-fatal-tick-disease-that-can-be-transmitted-in-minutes-reported-in-maine
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