Category Archives: Nature and the Outdoors

Loveland Pass and Pizza

On Saturday we went in search of adventure. We drove the chaos of I-70 west of Denver to Loveland and then cut up to Loveland Pass. It was crowded. We grabbed one of the last parking spaces along the road … Continue reading

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Bird #495 — Hammond’s Flycatcher

empidonax hammondii Sunday, June 3, 2018 — 8:32 am Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado I wrote a post recently on the difficulty of identifying Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatchers, both members of the Empidonax genus. But I still needed a Hammond’s … Continue reading

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Reptile-Amphibian #29 — Checkered Whiptail

cnemidophorus tesselatus Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — 9:25 am Cañon City, Colorado — Tunnel Drive Trail Nate and I found this lizard sunning on the paved trail just uphill from the parking lot, about 50 yards from the Arkansas River. … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Highway

On Monday we drove home from Durango. We headed north through the mountains, near the route we took on the train the day before. We stopped briefly in Silverton. The road was stunning, and the views went on for more … Continue reading

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