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Roaming Rocky Podcast Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Winter Recreation
What is there to do in Rocky in winter? Plenty! You can enjoy scenic vistas from your vehicle, watch for wildlife, sled at Hidden Valley, snowshoe, cross country ski, and, for the experienced, ice climb.

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Climbing Longs Peak-Keyhole Route
Climbed Longs Peak? Thinking of Climbing Longs Peak? Will never climb Longs Peak but would love to know what you're missing? Join Jess Asmussen, climbing park ranger here at Rocky, for a trip up to the summit of Longs Peak, elevation 14,259 feet, via the Keyhole Route, seven miles one way, in just nine minutes.

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Introduction to Snowshoeing
Can't hike in the winter, right? Wrong? Learn some of the basics of snowshoeing, then experience this magnificent place at a truly magical time of year. Sign up for a snowshoe walk with a ranger or trek out on your own!

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Opening Trail Ridge Road
Opening Trail Ridge Road every spring is key to park operations. Learn the mechanics and processes and meet some of the people that make opening the highest continuous paved road in the United States a major event.

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The Ten Essentials
Long before the invention of cell phones and GPS units, a list called the Ten Essentials emerged as a recommended list of things to take along when you’re hiking in the backcountry to allow you to have a safer outing.

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Lightning Safety
Lightning is a very important issue in Rocky Mountain National Park. This area probably has the highest density of lightning strikes in the U.S. This podcast will explore how you can practice lightning safety.

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Rocky Celebrates Wilderness
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined members of the Colorado congressional delegation and local officials to dedicate the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Area, nearly 250,000 acres that will be permanently protected from human impacts under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009.

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Hydration
Are you drinking enough? Our bodies need water to heat and cool. When you exercise, work, or even walk at high elevation, your body heats up, your heart rate increases, and you lose excess water.

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Your entrance fees make improvement projects at Rocky possible. The park has built vault toilets, hired shuttle buses, and built trails with this money. More...