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Pagosa’s Past: Riding through the Weminuche wilderness

Pagosa’s Past: Riding through the Weminuche wilderness

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist This week, I’m describin’ one of my most memorable trail rides. Last week, I described how an old-time friend took me on a trail…

Pagosa’s Past: Horseback trailin’ on the Continental Divide

Pagosa’s Past: Horseback trailin’ on the Continental Divide

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Last week’s column described a hike to the Continental Divide up the East Fork of the San Juan River Trail. This week, I’m describing…

Pagosa’s Past: Trailin’ the Piedra River East Fork

Pagosa’s Past: Trailin’ the Piedra River East Fork

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Have you ever had a strong yearning that wouldn’t go away? A few years ago, I had a good job at Disneyland and a…

Pagosa’s Past: The Owl Hoot Trail

Pagosa’s Past: The Owl Hoot Trail

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I heard an owl hoot the other day. It must have been about 9 in the morning, an unusual time to hear an owl.…

Pagosa’s Past: Getting from here to there and back

Pagosa’s Past: Getting from here to there and back

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I’ve been told by people who should know that the English language is one of the hardest of all languages to master. I’ve spent…

Pagosa’s Past: Stories of Nipple Mountain Trail

Pagosa’s Past: Stories of Nipple Mountain Trail

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I’d been in Mullin’s barbershop, getting my weekly trim. We’d been talking about paths. Mostly, I’d been bragging about all of the paths I’d…

Pagosa’s Past: Adventure on the Nipple Mountain Trail

Pagosa’s Past: Adventure on the Nipple Mountain Trail

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Sometime when you’re standing with a cup of joe in your hand, watching the sun come up over the eastern skyline, take a look…

Pagosa’s Past: The Old Durango Road

By John J. Motter PREVIEW Columnist A lady recently asked The SUN, “Where was the old Durango Road?” Since I have been writing about trails, it seems appropriate to write…

Pagosa’s Past: Trailing San Juan Mountain trails

Pagosa’s Past: Trailing San Juan Mountain trails

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Have you ever entertained company from out of town and gone through the following scenario? Visiting friend Waldo has loafed around the house for…

Pagosa’s Past: San Juan Mountain trails

Pagosa’s Past: San Juan Mountain trails

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Mountains matter. Mountains are one of Pagosa Country’s major assets. Everybody knows that folks come here to enjoy the mountains. Pagosa Springs, with its…

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