Conservation Call

How an Army of Local Volunteers Helps the Overstretched Forest Service Make Trail

Access to able bodies is essential to environmental nonprofits’ role in public-land management.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle Photography by Daniel Bayer

Daily Essentials

What’s in Your Bag, Karen Schroyer?

Though Karen Schroyer’s job as a U.S. Forest Service district ranger requires ample administrative duties, it also brings a more agreeable sort of office time.

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Plan your Outing

Take a Hike!

We would never encourage someone to hike while perusing an iPad. But spending some time on a tablet to select your hike beforehand?

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Poetic Protection

Call of the Wild

The fifty-year-old Wilderness Act, which sanctified Aspen’s backyard, will be fêted this summer.

05/01/2014 By Tim Mutrie

Nature's Essentials

Little Rivers

The foot-wide ditches streaming water through Aspen’s West End, including the rivulets on the grounds of the Benedict Music Tent and Aspen Meadows, are among the wonderful aesthetic treats of summer.

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Zen Style

Scenes from a Sunken Grass Garden in the West End

Bordered by water, the contemporary courtyard both echoes and contrasts its surroundings.

05/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Getting Around

Pedaling Progress

Aspen’s latest eco-friendly effort wheels into town this summer.

05/01/2013 By MIchael Miracle

Water Music

Water Logged

How a computer crash almost stopped the music for Aspen’s Dancing Fountain.

05/01/2013 By Amanda Rae

Time to Explore

Hunter Creek, Unhidden

Two of Aspen’s most popular trails—the Rio Grande and Hunter Creek Trails have linked up in a match made in hiking heaven.

05/01/2013 By Catherine Lutz