Up in the mountain air at The Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp in Colorado
Looking east toward the Kansas-Colorado border from Cloud Camp

Up in the mountain air at The Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp in Colorado

Cloud Camp is the historic Broadmoor resort’s highest wilderness experience. But my daughter Mel and her boyfriend Hank Lockhead – experienced backpackers—think it’s more of a luxury experience with well-appointed log cabins, beautiful bathrooms, gourmet meals...

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Fulfilling a long-held dream: the hike from Crested Butte to Aspen
On the trail near the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen

Fulfilling a long-held dream: the hike from Crested Butte to Aspen

As I struggled to my feet, I smiled remembering all the times her dad and I had been the ones beseeching her and her older brother and sister when they were tired and hungry and we were trying to avoid a meltdown on a ski hill, a hiking trail, Walt Disney World or in the middle of Paris.

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Exploring Colorado in the summer
Fly fishing in Colorado

Exploring Colorado in the summer

The skies are blue, the air is clear and there is no evidence of fire where tourists would go. “Some people watching TV thought the whole city burned up,” one local told me. “Some people thought the entire state burned,” said another in Crested Butte. Fortunately, Colorado’s fire-impacted areas represent less than 1 percent of the state’s 23 million acres of public land.

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