Saturday, September 30

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Land, Water & People

Land, water & people: Monsoons in the mountains

by Hannah Fake photo by Marlys Hersey There is not a cloud in the sky, the sun has just made it over the horizon, and the air is still cool. The perfect weather for a day in the mountains. The birds are sing- ing in the forest and the trails are still quiet. Dappled shade from the vibrant aspens allows a little warming sun into the cool forest. Starting up the trail it feels like you could hike all day. Moving along the trail that follows the creek to your right, you slowly gain elevation. Passing through the spruce and fir that blanket the...