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Natural Highs: Excursions at Urad Lake

Resting humbly at the culmination of a winding, rocky road just before Berthoud Pass, Urad Lake teems with natural wonder. Just before you reach the first hard curve to traverse over the pass, take a left at He...
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Natural Highs: Chicago Lakes Trail

It's quite inspiring as a native Coloradoan to realize that people from all over the globe venture to our state to find the natural beauty that is sprinkled throughout the Rocky Mountains. Our state holds a ple...
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Natural Highs: Scars on the Mountain

Awhile back, I did a post about the Golden Gate Canyon fire and the effects of fire on our natural environment. The smoke blanketed the sky as I watched from my cozy little home in Golden. About a month or so l...
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Natural Highs: South Table Mountain

If you would like to see some beautiful scenery, and would rather not drive an hour into the mountains to do it, take a little trip towards the mesas of Golden. I recently moved into a new house with four of ...
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Natural Highs: Night Hikes

Sunlight illuminates your surroundings, casting a hot glow on the city walls; the street radiates heat from friction as tires roll across stained asphalt. Fumes inhabit the atmosphere and the buzz of business a...
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Natural Highs: H2Owners

The other night, as I sat watching the rain fall, gloomy from my lack of outdoor adventures, I started thinking about where all this rain culminates on its journey. I pondered the water cycle and the reasons ...
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Natural Highs: Poetic Perspective

In light of this month's Art Issue, and my love for the outdoors, I figured it would only be appropriate to share some of the poetry I have produced from my outdoor experiences. My deepest inspiration stems fro...
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Natural Highs: Tree Climbing in The Fort

In light of spring and the recent rainfall I decided to take a much needed trip to Fort Collins. My friend and I, a fellow writer, chose to venture down the Poudre River in search of fresh air to fill our lungs...
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Natural Highs: Divine by Design

The word "design", when heard or seen by itself, can constitute a broad range of definitions in the English language. A building is constructed in a designated area, structurally designed to work with the law...
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Natural Highs: Fire on the Mountain

Come on baby light my fire. Hell, light my whole mountain on fire. According to Westword.com, the Golden-area wildfire in Indian Gulch burned around 1,700 acres. A few friends and I watched the fire blaze ju...