Day in the Life

Fading Light
Fading Light

With another summer season officially in the bag, the first day of autumn marks the Earth’s transition from equinox to solstice.

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Warm fuzzies
Warm fuzzies

What could be more uplifting than a herd of gentle-souled, multi-colored alpacas?

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High Times
High Times

The whimsical days of summer are nearing an end, but early September is arguably one of the best times of the year to romp through the hills (sans ski boots).

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The Ripe Stuff
The Ripe Stuff

Harvest season is all about fresh wild-foraged right here in the Animas food, family and friends.

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Rolling in the deep
Rolling in the deep

Hidden beneath subalpine meadows in Colorado’s Flattop Mountains lies a subterranean wonderland, the true extent of which has yet to be realized.

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Windows to the Past
Windows to the Past

The bustle of civilization surrounding the meandering Chaco Wash must have been a grandiose sight for travel-weary eyes between 850-1280 AD.

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Painted tundra
Painted tundra

Castilleja, or more commonly known as Indian paintbrush, is currently stealing the show among the lofty swaths of alpine tundra in our nook of the San Juans.

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Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High

Sometimes, there's nothing like a Colorado 14er to cure the summertime blues

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Light is Right
Light is Right

The father of adventure photography, Galen Rowell, said that “You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet.”

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Unplugged
Unplugged

Experiencing the free-flowing Animas River is a treat in any capacity. From angling to, yes, even inner-tubing, those who connect with the unbridled magic of mountain-fed waters will undoubtedly feel that there’s something incomparably special about an undammed river.

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Tourist Season: A Field Guide
Tourist Season: A Field Guide

The long-awaited regional return of the tourist has finally arrived!

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Appetite for destruction
Appetite for destruction

As the snow melts away, revealing the subalpine forest floor, it’s not hard to imagine the raw power exhibited by avalanches this past winter.

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Slopestyle
Slopestyle

Well, folks, we made it through another solstice, and it's all downhill from here. Downhill as in an easy, gentle coast through summertime

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Horizon lines
Horizon lines

On a recent trip to Cedar Mesa’s Muley Point, both sunrise and sunset gave way to an incredible display of some of Southeastern Utah’s finest vistas.

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It's Aliiiiive!
It's Aliiiiive!

For most of the year, the idyllic waters of the Animas Animas turns into a heaving, surging, icy torrent of fresh River flow lazily downstream, meandering through snowmelt.

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Strainer things
Strainer things

As the Animas River once again roars to life, the features that define its rushing waters follow suit. Common along its boulder- strewn banks are piles of debris and detritus that create what is effectively known as a strainer.

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Wet and wild
Wet and wild

This past month has seen more than its share of brooding skies and torrential downpours. 

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Cyclists of the Iron Horse: A Field Guide
Cyclists of the Iron Horse: A Field Guide

It’s everyone’s favorite bike-frenzied weekend, the 48th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic!

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Painted Desert
Painted Desert

At an abandoned gas station on the Navajo Nation in Black Mesa, Ariz., the building may be empty but the walls are full of life.

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First blush
First blush

The lower Animas Valley all the way to New Mexico is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 

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