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Four classic Crestone ar…

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Four classic Crestone area hikes

by Thomas Cleary Willow Lake The ultimate classic Crestone hike is Willow Lake. To find the trailhead, go east on Galena Ave. for 2 bumpy miles. The trail heads east out of the parking lot for a few hundred yards then bears right leaving the South Crestone Trail, and immediately crosses the creek. After a […]

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Old & Bold Men: backpack…

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Old & Bold Men: backpacking near the Colorado River

story by Phil Madonna, Will Miles, Bill Schmidt photos by Phil Madonna unless noted otherwise The scene was the usual winter Friday morning coffee get-together at the Bliss Café. Three guys with graying hair discussing something, the loudness dependent on whether Phil had in his old hearing aids. The topic of the moment was the proverb: There […]

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Hiking: Young at heart -…

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by Will Miles At Curt’s Café on a Friday morning, Will patiently listened to Phil Madonna’s tales of his climbing days and the Fourteeners he had climbed some thirty years ago. Phil became especially sad as he remembered his climb on the Maroon Bells. Days long gone, never to return. Only the flickering of memories […]

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