We know there are countless worthy events going on for Earth Day tomorrow. We would like to suggest another: Take a nice long walk or hike in one of our many amazing open spaces, trails or wildernesses. We are truly lucky to live in one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. Head out and remember why our local and regional open space is worth protecting, supporting and enjoying!

Here are two slide shows of open spaces in El Paso County. There are many more HERE at the Trails and Open Space Coalition’s website. Consider making a donation while you’re there.


(Read the original post about the Paint Mines Interpretive park and get directions HERE.)


(Read the original post about Corral Bluffs Open Space and find out how you can arrange a walking tour HERE.)

Happy Earth Day!

 

7 Responses to An Earth Day Suggestion

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Thanks for posting these again, and very nice suggestion. Thank you. –Mary Ellen

  2. hiker gal says:

    Noel, this is lovely. Indeed, what better way to celebrate Earth Day than to get out on the land, as John Muir would have done, and hike or bike or explore this wonderland we call Colorado.

  3. Nancy Atherton says:

    Thanks hugely, TBS: Your original post about Corral Bluffs inspired me to sign up for two guided tours and to join the effort to clean up the trash dump site at the Bluffs. I highly recommend both activities. There’s lots of work left to do at the dump site and only a handful of very nice people to do it. I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve spent there. Where else can you spend the day playing in the dirt for a good cause? The Earth will thank you for it.

  4. susan says:

    On this chilly, gray day you bring us beauty and a warm feeling. Thank you for a lovely Earth Day present. And many thanks to all those volunteers and parks workers committed to sustaining these amazing resources.

  5. Chuck Snow says:

    Hmmmm- I see no mention of “riding the bus” on here. You tree-huggers talk a good game, but I never see you on our public transportation system.. Maybe too busy driving the hybrid with the “Save The Whales” sticker and a “Diversity” air freshener shaped like a rainbow? I used to hear alot of people complain about our bus system and how lame it was- Then they got funding, went to nights, seven days a week, new buses, and nobody rode them except the people who had no other choices. Then- our wonderful city council cut the same services…. Sincerely, Chuck Snow
    Former KRCC radio DJ and crank.

  6. Chuck Snow says:

    Hahaha- I crack myself up.

  7. Mike Procell says:

    easy to see why the local kids used to go out there and play long before it became a park.

News

via YouTube
January 31, 2015 | NPR · In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there’s more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
 

Courtesy of Greg O'Brien
January 31, 2015 | NPR · Greg O’Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. “More and more I don’t recognize people,” he says.
 

January 31, 2015 | NPR · The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.
 

Arts & Life

Le Studio Photography
January 31, 2015 | NPR · While Deon Taylor was playing professional basketball in Germany, he had an epiphany: he wanted to make movies. The self-taught director’s latest film, Supremacy, was released this Friday.
 

via YouTube
January 31, 2015 | NPR · In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there’s more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
 

January 31, 2015 | NPR · Jynne Dilling Martin spent six weeks living on the bottom of the world and watching scientists work. The experience inspired many of the poems in her new collection, We Mammals in Hospitable Times.
 

Music

January 31, 2015 | NPR · Veteran dancehall troupe and guaranteed bringers of good times Ward 21 dropped a new video on Friday.
 

January 31, 2015 | NPR · From a sensational soprano to an audacious new work for orchestra, NPR Music’s Tom Huizenga and host Arun Rath spin a broad selection of new classical albums.
 

Courtesy of the Revenant Archives
January 31, 2015 | NPR · Music was an afterthought for Paramount Records, a short-lived label founded by a furniture company. But in its final years, it gave vital exposure to the artists who would come to define Delta blues.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab