Far from the Maddening Crowd

I have actually had two major tasks this year – fly-fishing and photography. I have become a little better at both, but I am still far from where I would like to be. I must say that the [...]


Antonito, CO. In the midst of rough and tumble sagebrush country, where the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad winds its way through remote country to Osier, lies the Rio de Los Pinos. [...]


One of the few places in Colorado that I didn’t visit when working in my last job as a statewide consultant for libraries was the lower San Luis Valley near Antonito and La Jara. One of our [...]

Three is Magical

Paul Killino from Colorado River Outfitters took my husband and me down the Colorado River north of Wolcott in his drift boat on a day filled with a full range of fishing and weather. This was my [...]

Conejos in southern Colorado

The full moon ushered in my visit to the Conejos River in southern Colorado. I had planned on bringing my camper down but at over 8,000 feet, the Conejos River valley had already been socked in [...]

Mayflies and more

The Colorado River is approximately 1450 miles in length and is joined by over 25 tributaries. As I planned this project, I knew that I would need to fish the Colorado in more than one spot in [...]

Gourmet Guide

Like so many of the river guides I have met this year, Chris Thomsen is a multi-talented individual. Not only does he put in the long hours of a guide, he is a sommelier and manager of an Aspen [...]

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