Posted inColoradans, Culture, Environment, Outdoors

It took an act of Congress to get two Colorado peaks named for renowned alpinist couple who died while climbing in Tibet

Deep in the rugged Wilson Range of southwestern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains sit two mountains linked by a toothy ridgeline. The taller one, at 13,498 feet, is steep, formidable and remote, with a striking couloir gashed across its east face. The shorter one, which rises to 13,123, is symmetrical, picturesque, with easier scrambles to its […]

Posted inEnvironment, Growth, News, Water

Even after a rush of snow and rain, the thirsty Colorado River Basin is “not out of the woods yet”

Colorado’s water year has been extraordinary. After nearly 20 years dominated by drought, a combination of heavy storms, persistent precipitation and cold temperatures conspired for a water bonanza not seen in decades.  Today, rivers are swollen, ample snow lingers in the mountains and the statewide snowpack sits at 3,700 percent of normal (just one of […]