The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will be hosting the first of three online sessions on the topic of wolf reintroduction Wed., April 28, from 6-8 p.m. The purpose of the sessions is to provide the Commission as well as members of the public an understanding of what it means to have wolves on the landscape and how experts from other states have approached wolf management.
Move over endorphins. According to a new study, we can thank endocannabinoids, our internally homegrown versions of cannabis, for the euphoria we feel during exercise. In the study, which was written up recently in the New York Times, runners still developed the mild intoxication of runner’s high, even if researchers blocked the bodies’ ability to respond to endorphins.
Trails, campgrounds, mountains and rivers weren’t the only outdoor venues teeming with COVID weary recreationists last summer. Golf also saw a huge upswing in participation. According to Hillcrest Golf Course, the local muni saw a resurgence of golf participation last year, with more than 57,000 rounds played in 2020 – a 37 percent increase over 2019. This is more than double the national trend, which saw golf numbers increase 14 percent year-over-year, the largest gain the industry in 17 years.
Hiking and biking season is almost upon us in Southwest Colorado, which brings with it a host of concerns and considerations, not the least of which is co-existing with wildlife.
Of course, the apex predator at the top of most of our worried minds when jaunting about the backcountry alone is the mountain lion. Perhaps no other animals are as simultaneously feared and revered as the mysterious, large cats.