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Hiking at elevation: The risks vs. the rewards

June 25, 2018 — Every year tens of thousands of people ascend the high mountain passes to reach Grand County to spend time hiking in the High Country. And every year a significant number of those individuals will experience altitude sickness symptoms ranging from mild to severe. "Altitude illness

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The epic hike: Trail expert suggests hike to Vasquez Peak is county’s most grueling

June 25, 2018 — The difficulty level of Grand County's trails run the gamut from relatively easy afternoon strolls to laborious multi-day excursions deep into the backcountry. Though even among the more difficult trips are a few treks that are truly daunting.  Epic hikes are not hard to find

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23,000 acres: Experiment with the Experimental Forest

June 25, 2018 — A short drive southwest of the community of Fraser lies a 23,000-acre expanse of wooded mountain slopes that holds a special place in the hearts of many Grand County locals, the Fraser Experimental Forest. The Fraser Experimental Forest, established in 1937 as part of the U.S.

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Untamed wilderness: Making it through Never Summer

June 25, 2018 — At the far northern tip of Grand County, in a space of land wedged between the Kawuneeche Valley and the vast plain of North Park, lies an expanse of untamed wilderness whose very name evokes the scenes of snowcapped peaks visitors find almost year-round. The

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Exploring the ‘new’ Middle Trail

July 20, 2017 — New trails are so exciting to explore because you never know what's around each bend. Your biking reactions are tested to see how fast you can downshift because you need to climb hard. Your balance is tested because the trail suddenly narrows and the ground

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Grand County Rambler: Paving the way: Hiking on BLM lands

July 18, 2017 — Strolling through the woods and mountain meadows of Grand County is an experience like few others. There is an ethereal, almost religious, quality to the feelings imparted by wandering the hills and valleys of the high Rockies. Many who flock to Middle Park during summer

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Grand County Rambler: Off the beaten path in Tabernash hills

July 18, 2017 — If you're looking to check out the high country this weekend but don't want to spend your time on the trail in a queue consider checking out some of Grand County's less frequented trails and wilderness areas. Just a short ways northeast of Tabernash are

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Grand County Rambler: Sugarloaf campground and the abandoned boardwalk

July 18, 2017 — Summer is in full swing in the high country and Grand County's roads and popular recreation destinations are chock-a-block with tourists and locals alike. Every weekend the Vasquez Creek area near Winter Park and the Three Lakes region are inundated with folks looking to enjoy

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Grand County Rambler: Bottle Pass & Ptarmigan Peak

July 18, 2017 — Grand County’s proximity to the Denver metro area and the broader Front Range corridor means large numbers of recreators travel to our little corner of the high country every summer. Tourist activity can be almost dizzying during summer months, with long lines of traffic snaking

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The art of the climb: Tackling Longs Peak

July 13, 2017 — A short way east of Grand County rises an imposing figure, a massive pyramid of rock towering high above the vast plains stretching out to the east. Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, named for pre-Civil War Army engineer Stephen Long, is the tallest

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