Jewell-Eye One Bike Ride Up (& down) Land’s End, Grand Mesa

July 1:  hey:  a good indication that the bike-ride ahead should be mostly devoid of traffick!  The ‘gate’ 5 miles down from the top is not conducive to motor-vehicular modes of travel. I pedal my weary way uphill, but it’s … Continue reading

Snail Carnage by Raccoon

“Rosco, wake up!” Betty exhorted “Huh, wha — ?!” I not-so-articulated.  One of the dogs had barked, puncturing our velvet-all-encompassing midnight slumber.  I sat up.  In the almost-total darkness I reverted to habit, focusing on listening. Crunch!  crunch!?  some nasally … Continue reading