Big fluffy flakes are falling on the deck and Carbondale's Main Street is sporting banners that say "Let It Snow!" One Facebook friend just posted a photo of a gate across Route 82 bearing a sign that says "Independence Pass Closed." Another just uploaded a shot of her pink lawn flamingos (!) covered with powder.
The chicken on this month's cover looks a bit quizzical, and why not? He's wondering whether the creature taking his picture is old enough to know which button to push. The person behind the camera was 10-year-old Seychelle Singh, who is quite accomplished.
When I moved home to Colorado in 2011, I heard a radio ad for my alma mater which ended with the tagline, "minds to match mountains”. The phrase stuck in my head because I do think that a childhood spent exploring nature and mountaineering builds a certain resilience, and for me, becoming one of the first female graduates of Outward…
Years ago, when I was introducing my West Coast husband to Colorado, I arranged several vacation trips to the Western Slope and the San Luis Valley. I didnât want him to think that Denver and the Front Range were all that my home state had to offer.