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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...
  2. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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
  16. 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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  17. New Tick-Borne Virus May Be Emerging, Experts Warn

    "As if Lyme disease isn't troubling enough, a more serious tick-borne disease may be emerging, experts warn. Powassan virus, which is a far rarer and more deadly pathogen than the bacterium...
  18. So are Ellie's thoughts... :-?

    So are Ellie's thoughts... :-?
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    I gotta agree with Big. The more the...

    I gotta agree with Big.

    The more the merrier!
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    Colorado Trail Founder Remembered

    DENVER – Lawmakers in the Capitol started Monday by remembering the life of Gudrun “Gudy” Gaskill and celebrating the fruit of her labor: the Colorado Trail, which spans more than 500 miles and...
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    This is particularly effective in...

    This is particularly effective in rainy/misty/cloudy/foggy conditions. With a lamp on the head, light reflects back off of every single particle of moisture. Billions and billions of them. It's like...
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    Green Fingers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HruPpLCmM

    'nuf said
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    More and more frequently it seems that there just...

    More and more frequently it seems that there just isn't enough ugliness in the world already...
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    Hold on there, young fella. I resemble that...

    Hold on there, young fella. I resemble that remark...



    Ha Ha. I recalled those (heated, pathetic) hiking pole exchanges just last weekend when I came upon several acorns that had survived the...
  25. Mountain Lion spotted just outside Durango in the Junction Creek area

    http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20160111/NEWS01/160119942/Junction-Creek-mountain-lion-creating-a-buzz;

    Near the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail
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