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September Nature Walk: Exploring Dude’s Fishing Hole

As the fog lifted, we saw a tiny pond below a craggy outcrop. It was Dude’s Fishing Hole in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. This 12,119-acre park (only about a 40-minute drive from Boulder) is our favorite near-by place to hike in golden aspen in late September.

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July Nature Walk: Go high to see low-growing tundra flowers

Fragile flowers only inches high form colorful mats and cushions of bloom from late June through early August on the tundra, an ecosystem that starts where the trees stop at about 11,500 feet. This column is a roundup of trails that let you skip the upward climb through the spruce/fir forest. Most of these trails […]

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June Nature Walk: Walks to wild, wonderful waterfalls

Colorado’s waterfalls are at their thunderous, tumultuous best in June when the snow melt sends torrents of water down from the mountains. Everyone is mesmerized by the sound and sight of waterfalls, so here’s a list of our favorites in Boulder County.

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