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Bob Falcone shares tips and news about outdoor recreation in the Pikes Peak region. Bob covers trails, clothing, equipment, volunteerism, tourism, politics, photography, destinations and preparedness.

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Bob Falcone shares tips and news about outdoor recreation in the Pikes Peak region. Bob covers trails, clothing, equipment, volunteerism, tourism, politics, photography, destinations and preparedness.

    153 Person hike; More land access restrictions; Gold Camp Road closure

    153 Person hike; More land access restrictions; Gold Camp Road closure

    On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss an illegal hiking group of 153 people in the Grand Canyon; more land access restrictions coming; and should Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs be permanently closed?; Colorado Public Lands Day
    https://copubliclandsday.com/
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    • 49 min
    Fatal Bear Attack; 14'ers closed; maps

    Fatal Bear Attack; 14'ers closed; maps

    On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a very rare fatal bear attack in Colorado; a couple of 14er's that have been closed by their private owners and what led it to happen;  a free source of topographical maps, and more.
    Topo maps: www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads
    Local trail maps: Pocket Pals trail maps https://www.pptrailmaps.com/
    This podcast sponsored by Springs Homes. Find them at Springhomes.com
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    • 36 min
    Keep Colorado Wild Pass; Discounted CPW park passes; SAR study

    Keep Colorado Wild Pass; Discounted CPW park passes; SAR study

    On this week's podcast, there's a lot of outdoor recreation politics for Colorado.
    First, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the "Keep Colorado Wild Pass" bill that was recently introduced in the state senate. You can read the bill language here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-249  and read the FAQ here: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Financial-Sustainability/Keep_Colorado_Wild_Pass_FAQ.pdf
    Then, they discuss a new program allowing for bulk purchasing of yearly state park passes at discounted rates.
    And finally, the "Strengthening Backcountry Search and Rescue" bill: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-245
    And FAQ: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Financial-Sustainability/Senate_Bill_21-245_Search_and_Rescue.pdf
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    • 43 min
    Leave Wildlife Alone; Bear Attack, What went wrong in Death Valley

    Leave Wildlife Alone; Bear Attack, What went wrong in Death Valley

    On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Colorado Parks and Wildlife's campaign to remind people to leave wildlife alone; a bear attack near Yellowstone; a tragic incident in Death Valley National Park, and how tips on how to avoid a similar fate; damage to ancient petroglyphs in Utah and more.
    This episode sponsored by the real estate pros at Springs Homes springshomes.com
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife "Leave Wildlife Alone" campaign:  https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeSpring.aspx
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    • 45 min
    Get to Know the Colorado Mountain Club

    Get to Know the Colorado Mountain Club

    On this episode of the podcast, Bob chats with Keegan Young, the Executive Director of the Colorado Mountain Club. They discuss the history of the club, it's organizational structure, and emphasis on training and advocacy, and more.
    Colorado Mountain Club website: CMC.org
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    • 53 min
    A visit with the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course

    A visit with the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course

    On this week's podcast, Bob talks with Debbie Bibb from the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course. They discuss the training opportunities they provide for equestrians, and how they work to improve interactions with other trail users. Also, the discuss an upcoming fund-raiser for the group.
    https://www.equestrianskillscourse.org/
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-spring-fling-5k-poker-riderun-fundraiser-tickets-103349701740
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