NCAR: Photographing grand architecture

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We are renovating an old ranch house in South Boulder near the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). I did not pay much attention to the laboratory “up on the hill” above our property.  However, one day our architect said that he would like to echo some of the features of the structure. That piqued

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Walker Ranch Loop Trail

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Summary The Walker Ranch Loop Trail is a circular route in Boulder County, South of Boulder. Overall, the hike was 7.6 miles with an elevation change of 1,525 vertical feet. There are two climbs and two descents as shown in the trail profile in this Boulder County Open Space Brochure.  Overall, I would rate this

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Bear Canyon Trail

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Summary This is an out-and-back hike into Bear Canyon, with a loop at the end. Overall, the hike was 6.2 miles with an elevation change of 1,465 vertical feet. I rate this as a moderately difficult hike owing to rough terrain when crossing Bear Creek. Otherwise, the trail surface is quite good. This is a

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