What began as a dubious endeavor turned out to be a great day on the Arkansas River.
Posts Tagged: Recreation
An unexpected midge hatch yields some great March dry fly fishing.
The Recreation Department staff is busy working on some very exciting projects for 2014, including a citywide playground replacement program and renovations to the Scout Hut.
“For the last hour or so, I’ve thought of many things, but I can’t remember a single one.” Bill was slowly turning circles on the county road, while I leaned over my handle bars, feet unclipped from my pedals, gasping like a fish too long out of water. I nodded agreement. We’d reached the far out of our ride, an eight mile climb from town, and it was time to turn around and head back down. I drained the last [...]
The day started full of hope and aspiration……
After a spring of low flows, now is the time to cast flies high and dry.
This time of the year, stoneflies are uppermost on an angler’s mind.
An afternoon trip to the river yields two fish, a broken rod, and a lot of hot air.
What is happening above the surface of the river can tell the angler much about what is happening below.
Anticipation of a day on the river is as much a part of the experience as catching a fish.
In New Zealand, water might circle the drain the un-American way, but do the fish behave the same way as their northern counterparts?
When it comes to fishing, ‘decent’, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
This month’s trail work day on the Little Rainbow Extension will be a bit different with longer hours and hopefully more fun – really! Join us Saturday, October 13 from 10AM – 4PM. Note the revised start/finish times. For this longer trail work day, Kona Bikes and Absolute Bikes are sponsoring this event with lunch, a BBQ afterwards, a movie, and some cool door prizes! We really need a big turnout to hopefully get a substantial amount of the remaining [...]
Following a hand-drawn map, we find out way through the mud to a perfect, hidden high country stream.
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” A truth observed by Ed Hillary, and confirmed on the ride from Highway 50 to the Rainbow Trail.
Sometimes when fishing the real fun is had sitting in the back eddies and shady spots, watching time float by.
Our work on the Little Rainbow extension continues as we are making awesome progress on this new trail! We are over half done and expect to finish in the next 1-2 months if we can continue to get good volunteer turnout!
Meet at the County Road 110 parking area at the west trailhead of the Little Rainbow Trail, 2.3 miles south on CR110 from Highway 50. Drive just south from the trailhead toward the power lines to the larger parking area [...]
I haven’t been to any of the hearings on expanding OHV travel to county roads but it is obviously a heated issue. I have read staff’s report as well as reports from local media. By all accounts, it appears the majority’s arguments in opposition are falling on deaf ears of the three men whose votes will settle the debate.
If the commissioners won’t listen to the recommendation of their own professional staff, local recreation and land use experts, and the overwhelming [...]
We are still working on constructing the Little Rainbow Extension. This time we will work on the eastern portion of the trail. Meet at the County Road 110 parking area at the west trailhead of the Little Rainbow Trail, 2.3 miles south on CR110 from Highway 50. Drive just south from the trailhead toward the power lines to the larger parking area where Power Line Road comes in. We will walk up the BLM trail due south of the parking [...]
We will continue with new trail construction on the Little Rainbow Extension. Meet at the County Road 110 parking area at the west trailhead of the Little Rainbow Trail, 2.3 miles south on CR110 from Highway 50. Drive just south from the trailhead toward the power lines to the larger parking area where Power Line Road comes in. Wear work clothes, sturdy boots, and bring water and whatever else you need for several hours of trail work. Barbeque for volunteers [...]