• San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast~~UPDATE~~ Sunday. 12/21/2014

    10 hours ago.

    PRECIP WILL START SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE BECOMING MORE STEADY NOON ONWARDS WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIP EXPECTED FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. SOME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A FOOT TO OVER 2 FEET OF SNOW FOR THE PARK/GORE AND ELKHEAD MTNS MAINLY…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report~~Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    5 days ago.

    Clouds presently moving into southwest Colorado that may bring a few inches of snow to the higher elevations but a better chance tomorrow for moisture in the high country. A large low pressure trough containing several shortwaves will affect the…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast~~Thursday, December 11, 2014

    1 week ago.

    Enjoy the last few days of warm, sunny December because a strong Pacific trough that is presently drenching California and the Pac. NW will be moving into Colorado on SW flow beginning Saturday.  We have high cirrus clouds streaming into…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Trail Committee on the Value of Regional Trails

    1 week ago.

     The Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC)'s Trail Committee celebrates its third year serving the Telluride area's trail access and creation with a push to educate the community on its current initiatives and projects. Throughout 2014, the Committee has increased collaborative efforts with trail and…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast~~Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    2 weeks ago.

    High clouds floating through today from a closed low off the California coast that is spinning warm air  into western Colorado  and carrying impressive moisture on SW flow..  But with weak storm dynamics (low vorticity/vertical instability), warm temps & mostly…

  • Why We Feel Super in Nature

    2 weeks ago.

    Kris Abrams is a nature-based psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner with Cedar Tree Healing Arts. I found her story, “10 Reasons Why We Feel So good in Nature” in EcoWatch and thought it was well worthing sharing – before or after your next foray…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast: 11/20/2014

    4 weeks ago.

    Our dry weather will soon be history with the start of another storm cycle carried on a moist Pacific trough moving into the Colorado mountains beginning mid to late day Saturday.  A cold front associated with the system will make…

  • Environment Colorado: 20% Solar by 2025

    4 weeks ago.

    Funny how sometimes a seemingly negative event can have positive effects. Case in point: our primary credit card was one of many recently compromised, resulting in a new credit card number. Today I was on the phone with Jeanne Bassett…

  • Fall Sunday: Slow Down and Breathe

    1 month ago.

    I don't watch TV much. I don't really watch TV at all—we don't have a cable or satellite account, so the only programs I see are on the  iPad, the occasional series that was popular enough to replay on Netflix…

  • Telluride: Homesickness for a Place You've Never Seen

    2 months ago.

    "Telluride? Big mistake- you"ll never leave!" I had stayed for a few days with my friend Rico in Aspen, was headed for some solo camping in the Canyonlands, and got a noon-ish start because of a mid-fall snowstorm and a…

  • His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

    3 months ago.

    Rena Silverman, met up with the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, in New York City on Thursday and conducted a very interesting interview  with the man about his work and new exhibit; (published in NPR's Goats & Soda Blog). They're silvery and…

  • Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    3 months ago.

    When you have kids, you give up a few things. Sleep. Money. Time. You accept the trade-off: deprivation for family. Andy and I were down with all of that. But one thing we weren’t okay with giving up was backpacking.…

  • In 2014, Colorado Oil And Gas Spills Are Happening Twice A Day

    4 months ago.

    In the not so wonderful news category, Tom Kenworthy, a Senior Fellow at American Progress, reports that there are more oil and gas spills then ever in Colorado, most of which are not being reported to nearby residents. The more they…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: "Bear Creek Freed" with Cookout

    5 months ago.

    Bear Creek is free. At least for now, according to the Telluride Mountain Club (TMC), an organization that works tirelessly to protect Telluride's crown jewel. On July 31 at 6 p.m. TMC will host "Bear Creek Freed!" a celebration of…

  • Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan

    5 months ago.

    Lori Zimmer a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art, reports on the "shitty" new exhibit for kids at the Miraikan Museum in Japan. The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at the…

  • Mountain Village: First Community Garden Takes Root

    5 months ago.

    The Town of Mountain Village opened its first community garden – Mountain Village Roots –last month. Work began on the 5,000- square-foot garden two weeks ago, and the finished product is 24 raised, wooden garden beds available in one size –…