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Making Sense of Here: An Introduction to the Place Section

Added by yongli on 02/16/2017 - 10:15, last changed on 10/18/2017 - 12:02
Colorado is quite a place. Thousands of residents and visitors have arrived independently at that insight, without the guidance of experts. Through the verticality of the state’s mountains, the horizontality of its plains, and the dynamic mixture of verticality and horizontality in the exposed...

Barr Trail

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 11:38, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:11
Barr Trail is a 12.6-mile trail that climbs about 7,500 feet from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak , with an average grade of 11 percent. Surveyed and constructed by Fred Barr in 1918–21, Barr Trail was the first trail to reach the summit via the mountain’s steep east slope. Today the...

Carrie Welton

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 14:33, last changed on 10/17/2017 - 08:39
Carrie Welton (1842–84) was a relatively well-known socialite and amateur mountaineer who climbed Colorado Fourteeners in the 1880s. When Welton perished during an ill-advised autumn ascent of Longs Peak in 1884, she became the focal point of a national discussion concerning backcountry safety and...

Chaffee County

Added by yongli on 01/30/2017 - 16:45, last changed on 11/01/2017 - 01:07
Chaffee County lies in central Colorado on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and along the Upper Arkansas River valley. It is bordered by Lake and Park Counties to the north, Park and Fremont Counties to the east, Saguache County to the south, and Gunnison County to the west. Chaffee County’...

Fourteeners

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 10:30, last changed on 11/03/2017 - 11:57
Colorado is home to fifty-eight of the nation’s mountain peaks taller than 14,000 feet in elevation. Known colloquially as “Fourteeners,” these mountains dominate Colorado’s skyline and shape the way people live and identify with nature in the Rocky Mountain West. Throughout Colorado’s history,...
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