Badger Creek: A Wilderness?

Article and photos by John Lacher I grew up in the hills just outside Boulder. That upbringing offered me the opportunity to ramble around the mountainside on little explorations. I was always thinking about discoveries just beyond the next ridge or rock outcrop. Perhaps I would find an abandoned cabin, an old Indian campsite, or maybe […]

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Pursuing Uranium in Fremont County

By Joe Stone The Tallahassee Creek area in western Fremont County offers a degree of serenity conducive to a contemplative lifestyle, evidenced by the presence of a monastic retreat on the banks of Tallahassee Creek. This bucolic setting between Salida and Cañon City seemed ideal, not only to the monks and nuns of the Monastery […]

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Wild Connections: Mapping Potential Wilderness Areas

By Tyler Grimes Up the East Gulch from its confluence with the Arkansas River, a few miles east of Texas Creek in Fremont County, is Echo Canyon. Further up the gulch, Table Mountain looms to the southwest, past Bull Ridge. Surrounding this mountain, gulch and canyon are 32,000 acres of roadless Bureau of Land Management […]

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