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Reader's Choice Awards 2020
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Wild Basin Hikes by Trenton Ming
Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful mountain landscape that is full of hiking trails that are just waiting to be explored. I spent my first summer working in Estes Park in 2019, which gave me plenty of opportunities to explore this amazing National Park. Between May and November I was able to hike over 250 miles, summiting over 10 peaks and visiting countless other destinations. Through this time spent in RMNP I found that one of my favorite areas is Wild Basin and within it are some destinations that in my opinion do not get mentioned, or hiked enough....
The Power of a Pinecone
Have you ever received a text that tugs at your heart? You read a few lines. And, stop. You are captured by the weight of what was just said. I received a message from a sweet lady who lives in Missouri, but won’t be able to visit Estes Park this year because of COVID. The paragraph that arrested my attention read, “Will you please do me a favor? Next time you are hiking, will you please pick up 4 or 5 pinecones, and mail them to me? I’ll plant them here at my house.” This was such a simple yet...
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Everywhere I Go
This morning, I had the privilege of sitting by a serene pond, watching the ducks swim by, and listening to the story of a new friend. She was telling me the impact that her Fifth Grade Teacher and then her High School Counselor had on her life. Of course, it makes me think of the multitude teachers and administrators who left an indelible mark on my heart. One such teacher who had a profound impact on my life made me a CD of songs years ago that were meaningful to our friendship. One of the songs on the CD is...