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Are You Ready for Hurricane or Fire Season?
"Well today. I wanted to talk a little bit about storm. Prep and we talk about this from time to time. But we're kinda getting into the season of it. Now we're watching a tropical storm hurricane. Come up the You know west coast of florida heading up that going to cruise up to east coast. We've got Wildfire season that is full swing out on the west coast and who knows what tornadoes and things happen across the central part of the us. We've got a lot of different storm's going think it's going to be an active summer sore. You ready for that now. Ready can mean a lot of different things. If you're in a area where you've got hurricane coming. Maybe you need to have that generator. She you can power up and if you're down for a week or two you've got power to to run that you've got enough fuel. You get generator. You keep that food fresh. Maybe even the house cool. If you've got a big enough one and the same goes out on the west coast you know rocky mountains west because with fire season you're gonna see a lot more power outages and rolling blackouts. You're going to see more of that. I mean hack we just about. We're running out of power out here just in the pacific northwest because we had a huge wave. Last week that he wave well that could have caused rolling blackouts. Had win with that. We could have been out of power for awhile so you would have wanted to have of course water you would of course wanted to have a backup power system but think about this. Are you ready for all that. You know things that i want you to think about our your precious most prized belongings. Are they in a place that if someone came up to you and said you got a half hour to get out of your house. Could you get them in the back of your car easily. Are they in a good spot for that. Make sure they're in a good spot for that
The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly
"On the show today. Migration there are many hundreds if not thousands of species of birds that migrate. there's caribou across canada wildebeest in africa. There are migratory fish like salmon and also a lot of marine animals migrate long distances like sea turtles and whales. But right now. Let's turn our attention to the humble but tenacious monarch butterfly. I think of monarchs is the tanks of the butterfly world. so they're small they way only a half a gram but they can travel thousands of kilometers in the wild. This is sonia. All tyzzer many colleges at the university of georgia so i study the ecology of animal migration and sonya says monarch butterflies are different because their migration is multi generational so the same monarch never makes the journey twice. It's their grand offspring and great grand offspring of the migratory generation that will migrate again the following year sonya's specifically talking about a migration path east of the rocky mountains. These monarchs travel thousands of miles across international borders every year. Ecologists think they're looking for the precious milkweed clamped in arguably the most important driver for them is food and especially milkweed plants where the females can lay their eggs. Another reason why they migrate is to ride out the winter in the sierra madre mountains near mexico city
Colorado Steel Mill Explosion Leaves at Least 7 Injured
"Seven steel mill workers injured three critically in Pueblo, Colorado yesterday when an electric arc furnace inside the building exploded. Assistant Fire Chief Keith Miller of the Pueblo fire departments is fire from the exploded furnace was on three different levels of the ever as Rocky Mountain Steel mill. 130 tons of steel inside that furnace that Max temperatures so they had it sounds like a cooling system failure, which is how water was introduced, which is potentially what caused the explosion. Most of the people injured were being treated for bruises and dust inhalation.
The Challenges of Protecting an Endemic Mint
"All right. Hi sarah johnson. Hello thanks for having me. Yeah we're going to do this a more casual way just because the audience should be pretty familiar with you at this point but for those that aren't or haven't listened to save some of our bonus episodes over patron. How about we start off by telling everyone a little bit about who you are and what it is you do sure. My name is sarah. Johnson and i am currently a recent at master nunca defender and i am a graduate student of rare plant conservation at the university of illinois. Finish campaign pain specifically working through the illinois natural history survey and i studied a rare mint in the panhandle of florida and also do many miscellaneous other cool projects through our natural history survey. I love everything you have going on. It's really interesting work. But what made you want to jump into plants because originally when we first met you a bernard to put it scientifically. Yeah i i always liked a lot of different things. I've gone through many different avenues. In my you know navigations you finding a career. Which i think actually is a good thing to talk about because a lot of people think think there's one way to get to your career or say how did you figure it out. How did you identify what you wanted to do. And honestly the only answer i have. Greed is trying a lot of different things and you know succeeding or failing at a lot of different things When i started undergrad. I had thought that in order to do science i had to do something related to humans being raised in buffalo new york. You know we have five cancer research. Many hospitals in it seemed kind of the natural things do so. I went to school for pre med. I loved my classes especially my anatomy and genetics courses but Took a field course my junior year which took us to the rocky mountains to alpine
US West Prepares For Possible First Water Shortage Declaration
"Federal officials are projecting historically low water levels in the western U. S. over the coming months the bureau of reclamation's twenty four month outlook forecasts less water will cascade down the Colorado River from the Rocky Mountains and intellect Powell in lake Mead water levels in the two lakes are expected to drop low enough for the agency to declare an official water shortage for the first time threatening the supply of water that feeds cities and farms across the southwest seven states rely on Colorado River water Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico Utah and Wyoming by November of next year twenty twenty two the agency projects lake Mead could drop to levels that would threaten Hoover dam stability to generate electricity I'm Ben Thomas
Yosemite National Park to Reopen to Limited Visitors This Summer
"Haitian involves a trip to a national park. You might have to do a little extra prep hitting the Great wide open will require an advance reservation this summer. Under the new rules, advanced reservations will be required for day use visitors who enter Yosemite National Park from May 21st to September 30th. It's to allow social distancing. Rocky Mountain, National Park and Glacier National Park are putting in place similar rules. Jennifer Keiper, CBS News Still to come in
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Science Talk
"Took looks like stormclouds and might be moving in. Let's get out of the metal and find some shelter back in the forest I just love how the thunder echoes between the mountains. Storms occur pretty regularly and the side of the park this time of year. Remember that bird. The rubicon qinghua. I told you they're everywhere. Here's a robin here's a new bird. Golden crowned king. Let almost sounds like a sneeze. That never quite gets free. They love foraging in the lower branches of conifers Butter but i mean autobahns warbler burgers like to call them butter butts because they have a bright yellow patch on their bud. I roy here that monotonous tone in the distance. A skit a little bit closer. It's a townsend solitaire. It kind of looks like a gray blue bird hanging out of the tops of trees in the forest among chickadee. This is the raspy call which kinda sells like they have a sore throat. I the sky's getting really dark. Let's climb under those boulders and wait for the storm to pass Those high pitched calls during the thunder were from northern flicker kind of woodpecker this far west. The undersides of their feathers are red but further east. You go. The feathers gradually changed to yellow. We should probably had back and dry off. I hope you've had a great time. Thank you for joining me. I'll see you on our next national park nature walk Scientific americans national park nature walks was written produced edited by me jacob job. Recordings were made under permits issued by part for the purpose of science in education national park. Nature walks is supported by the sound and light ecology team at colorado state university. The sound enlightened college team is dedicated to preserving the natural sounds been night skies of the world visit our interactive website to learn more about our work..
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Science Talk
"I the sky's getting really dark. Let's climb under those boulders and wait for the storm to pass Those high pitched calls during the thunder were from northern flicker kind of woodpecker this far west. The undersides of their feathers are red but further east. You go. The feathers gradually changed to yellow..
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Science Talk
"Like stormclouds and might be moving in. Let's get out of the metal and find some shelter back in the forest I just love how the thunder echoes between the mountains. Storms occur pretty regularly and the side of the park this time of year. Remember that bird. The rubicon qinghua. I told you they're everywhere. Here's a robin here's a new bird. Golden crowned king. Let almost sounds like a sneeze. That never quite gets free. They love foraging.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Science Talk
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"rocky mountains" Discussed on Science Talk
"There's a hummingbird feeding on those columbine next to the trail. Hear that woodpecker.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Science Talk
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Interesting If True: Give 'Em The Goat!
"Well. Today we're going to feature a pig in a couple of jack asses you and me sadly this week show is one jack short. So in steve. Stead give you a fantastic tale of a canadian war donkey. Sergeant bill billy goat. He's done a donkey. He's a goat that's true. That's true those animals are not related but that joke necessitated me not knowing that out. I didn't know a word of war donkey was a thing. i guess. That's what this brings us to the i. It turns out that goats and donkeys lake together are the next two animals that are most popular as mascots after dogs and cats like military brands. And things like that okay. Cool actually i. i read recently. Something about donkeys goats goats donkeys goats being like the next fully domesticated house animals. Dogs were like that's been theorized. I don't mind goats that much but they are less cuddly. they've got horns and hooves heightens if your wife got her hands on a pygmy goat. It would be living in sleeping in bed with you and you know it awesome awesome. I sure i'm glad we don't know anybody who has a of goats and jim through glad. I don't know the code to get into your house to leave all those bunches of go. So our story begins in august of nineteen fourteen. Which for those interested started on. Thursday for greg and a wednesday for julian saw charlie chaplin's debut film making a living and that kerfluffle europe was having was picking up steam. I love your many history lessons kind of one of my favorite thing. They're they're they're good. That's important stuff to know. Don't you know and that brings us to broadview a small town in saskatchewan with a goat. Was anyone living in canada. Nineteen fourteen other than this guy with a goat. Yeah there were. All dave was a weird weird. Oh yeah i know david. He's a good guy. I met him down morton. Timmy's he's a buddy friend. Hoya on august twenty third. The soldiers of the freshly formed. V western cavalry expeditionary force had stopped in broadview to pick up some recruits. Wow queuing for the train spotted a girl with a goat. her name was also dave evans. Also dave develop. It's a nice day and wanting it for good luck charm and also because it was nineteen fourteen and you could just take stuff from people. They took the goat from young deasy. Kerr wayne to make it their mascot. They just they said sewri a ton a ton but they still took her took her so sorry. So this is art goto. Yes sorry. Dave oh so. Sorry so sorry. Davis zarko sources all agree. That daisy agreed. Soldiers could have it but there's never any mention of payment or how a group of soldiers from nineteen fourteen demanding a little girl give or pet to the war effort might have influenced her willingness to part with billy. Frankly i find it all suspect. I'm pretty sure some dude stole. They stole it from a little girl. I'm pretty sure they very politely stole ago. Do you think during the war. They'd like they'd like have a really easy missionary. Like god that was like stealing from a little girl right and then with the advent of candy after yield got over being terrible pre stealing candy from babies it was stealing goats from girls So so private. Bill was now properly conscripted. He lived in trained with the fifth in canada and their base. In england they pay for bill to cross the pond. They flew across the pond. Yeah yeah okay which was apparently quite some doing because when we get to the other goat like the british weren't big fans of foreign goats. I didn't. I would have thought so one of those things you don't think about but apparently it was a big deal so the fifth would soon be deployed to the front and i guess no mascots were allowed in the trenches just as like a general rule to the goat is something. They're gonna aim for all around the goat operation. Mutton went well the sheep but whatever so as you can imagine. This didn't set well. With the boys. The fifth who like many other regiments and both world wars found a creative way to endanger the life of their dear animal. Caban gosh do. They put him in a trench coat. Dress them up like a like a general. Like talk to general billy that way he will die. There was some officer related headbutting. We'll get into so according to sergeant herald baldwin author of holding the line quote. We cannot part with billy. The boys argued that we could easily get another colonel but it was too far to the rocky mountains to get another goat. I love that all right. all right. you can't fault as lodge racks tracks. The difficulty was continuing the quote. The difficulty was solved by buying a huge creative oranges from a woman who was doing brisk trade with the boys. I assume that doesn't mean she's a whore but she might be an orange for. Two-horse consists of bricks brisk trade. She was throwing oranges or briskly trading and tundra a continuing. The oranges sold like hotcakes. And in a jiffy. The orange box was converted into a creighton billy with shanghaied into the crate and smuggled aboard the trade. God that poor go-to person was stolen from a bomb. A tiny little girl that it was forced to train in battle and then it was stuffed in a box and then they put it in a box on a train and sent it to world war. One this is a tragic story. Eric why are you bringing such tragedy. This is this is just to say this is not having a great day so there you go now. You're a goat and just like a certain young naive aristocrat from famous askari. You're lost in a world wind of action intriguing warm beer. At least there's beer. Which apparently the soldiers beer rations and paperwork were apparently his favorite foods. All right at least. He got his paper foods. Yeah right like that could have been a lot worse and bill. You know you would go on to have a distinguished career for a goat. Are i mean you know more seriously. Though at this to sound a goat mix. I believe will. Apparently the british called it wires. Bill was found in a shell crater standing over a wounded russian soldier despite having his own shrapnel wounds guard goat guards you. Wow i what how would you feel oppression soldier waking up to a goat standing over your body protecting you in a shell crater. Lucky to be waking up yeah. I don't know what i would do. I would worship goats. I would worship right. I felt like i was trying to take an. It's gotta be warmer under the goat than it is under fire as yes later in the second battle of apis oh private. Bill stood his ground with brave canadian soldiers. Now famous for not retreating from germany's first major deployment of poison gas and despite what should have been a goat ending toxic cloud. He was found the next day no worse for wear like went on tin helmet or something like that some around ten helmet using their their orders. Then yeah that's right off orders. Just he really must have got their goat. Sheep goat for his steadfast valor. He was promoted officially to the rank of sergeant and february of nineteen fifteen at nouveau chappel. So that's nice. it's a good one. I feel like a for a goat. That's a good
Cloud seeding can boost mountain snowpack
"In the spring melting snowpack in the rocky mountains feeds the colorado river which supplies drinking water to forty million people across seven states but as the climate warms snowpack is shrinking prompting concerns over water shortages. One technique that can help increase precipitation is called cloud seeding is been used in some areas. Since the nineteen fifties a machine or airplane releases particles such as silver iodide into developing storm clouds. The particles attract molecules of water vapor. And if the conditions are right those droplets for more rain or snow. Mohammed mahmoud is with the central arizona water conservation district which is funded cloud seeding projects in the rocky mountains for years. The type of cloud seeding we're interested in is winter cloud city and what that does is enhance the snowpack so that ultimately in the spring that enhance no pack increase the runoff that water users rely on downstream. The practice remains controversial but researchers have found that cloud seeding can increase the amount of precipitation that falls the storm by up to fifteen percent so it can help reduce the impact of climate change on critical water supplies.
Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher speaks up about climate change
"Gallagher knows about determination as a professional trail runner. She competes in hundred mile races over rugged terrain and when she's not running. She's focused on an even bigger challenge. Climate change gillanders activism began in two thousand sixteen that year president trump was elected and she won the leadville one hundred and ultra marathon through the rocky mountains in colorado and those two events for me coincided. They hit together. Like a su- nami where i had this privilege to run in mountains across the world seeing landscapes that i never would normally see and knowing that so many of our ecosystems are imperilled right now due climate change knowing that my own president was beginning to roll back climate regulations. She was compelled to act so she began contacting her elected officials and using social media to engage others. She also hosts frequent events where she talks about climate. An air pollution clean air. I think should just be a way of life. There are miles to go in the race to limit climate change. But she's determined to stay the
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Three. The government bought the land now known as rocky mountain national park as part of the famous deal called the louisiana purchase in eighteen twenty. An army major named stephen h long decided he would explore the mountain range further and so he set out on an expedition with a group of climbers he was able to see parts of the rocky mountain range that others hadn't made it to and even named the mountain after himself long's peak when he returned home he wrote about his travels because of the excitement. That long's expedition caused and the opportunities that the west of offered white settlers began arriving in the area in the mid eighteen hundreds as more and more white people came to the area. Many native americans who lived there started to be displaced. This means having the move because you don't have anywhere to live. Most native americans in the rocky mountains in colorado ended up leaving the area or moving to reservations in eighteen fifty nine. There was a gold rush. At the pikes peak. Many people from all over america came to the rockies to look for gold much like the california gold rush they hope to strike it rich but only a few people ended up getting wealthy. Many more came but never found gold. They often stayed in the area and built houses and settled down by the lady teen sixties. This man there were lots of new settlers now living in the area and lots of small homes built in the rocky mountain ranges. the winters in the rockies are very harsh and cold. This made it difficult for people to live and find food in the mountain areas. This man that people usually live lower down from the peaks or they're more bears deer wolves and elk the area's very beautiful so word started to spread back to the eastern states. And the us say about the rockies. Soon more easterner started moving out the area to live following the growth and ranchers hunters and miners in the area. The next group that started to arrive in the rocky mountains. We're the tourists by nineteen hundred. A group of local people or people who lived in the area started to organize together to try to turn part of the rocky mountain range into protected park. This was part of a conservation effort which means an effort to protect an area of land. This effort was supported by the president. Teddy in nineteen o nine nature guide and a lodge owner in the rockies named ns mills started to work for the creation of a national rocky mountain park amos. Believe that a big part of the rocky mountain range should be saved as park land so that families in the future can enjoy its beauty. He was afraid that if it was not made into protected park then eventually people would buy the land in the area and logged as a source of wood and turn the forest there into farmland and the mountains into minds for silver. Set out on a mission to gain support for this idea. He spent several years traveling across the united states teaching people about the rocky mountains and writing thousands of letters to convince people to support the plan for a federal park..
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Now onto our episode. Imagine yourself in paleolithic times also called the stone age. You're one of a group of early people living in the mountains. You and your family have been traveling higher and higher each year into the mountains to try and find elk and deer to You traveled along well-worn trails in the hills trails made by animals. And now you are stalking them. You come upon bush with some berries and stop with your people to pick and eat some in a nearby stream. You scoop a drink of water with your hands. You look around and appreciate the beautiful mountains and nature around you. You are in the rocky mountains. The rocky mountains are a mountain range. That run through colorado and north all the way to canada within the mountain range. There is a national park called the rocky mountain national park. The park is in north central colorado and full of mountains alpine lakes and many different types of animals over many centuries which are sets of one hundred years of glaciers shaped the rocky mountain range. A glacier is a large piece of ice that forms over time from snowfall it builds up and then slowly moves over hundreds and thousands of years while glaciers covered the rockies. Nothing could grow in that area. It wasn't until about eleven thousand years ago that the rocky mountain glaciers warmed up and moved far enough that plants began to grow. An animals began to visit the area after this humans in the area began exploring the valleys and mountains. We know this because researchers have found spearheads made out of rocks along the trails in the area. Historians people who study history can tell how long people have lived in the area by looking at how old their tools are. The first people who lived in the area were called the tribe there. They survived by hunting. Mammoths mammoths were gigantic harry. Animals with long tusks. The you people did not live in the rocky mountains all year long instead they lived close by near the base of the mountain range in the winter in the summer when it was warm enough the people traveled into the green valleys and beautiful lakes of the mountain range. The youths i started traveling along. What is known as the trail ridge road in the rocky mountain national park. They were hunting and foraging for food. Foraging means to get food by hunting fishing or gathering wild plants. The youth people were the main group of humans in the rocky mountain area for thousands of years until the late seventeen hundreds. Can you imagine how long that is. That's a very very long time. Sometimes we tend to forget. How very long native american people lived in north america. The four their first contact with europeans in the seventeen hundreds european people who had come to america started to travel further west and explore the rocky mountain area. This included spanish explorers and french fur trappers who had gone around the mountain range in their travels later european immigrants started to explore the mountain range. It took many years for european explorers to make their way through the rocky mountains. Since back then people do not have the technology and winter supplies and equipment that we have today. That would make exploring much easier.
What Was The Westward Expansion?
"Today we're talking about westward expansion. Yes earnings comforting. Yes in the united states yes so in eighteen zero three president. Thomas jefferson bought the territory of louisiana from the french government. For fifteen million dollars. This was known as the louisiana purchase. That was a lot of money back then. It was a ton of money. I wonder what it translates to today. Do that just curious know sure. It's like billions of dollars. Yeah so that. Land stretched from the mississippi river to the rocky mountains and from canada to new orleans so that like mid section it doubled the previous size of the then young united states and as as soon as jefferson signed the treaty. He sent the explorers lewis and clark to find a route to the pacific ocean. Many other explorers made the journey as well and so began the expansion of the country to jefferson. Westward expansion was the key to the nation's health. Jefferson believed that a republic depended on an independent virtuous citizenry for survival and that independence. Virtue went hand in hand with landownership especially up small farms. He wrote quote those who labor. The earth are the chosen people have gone. Wow yeah it doesn't correlate to me but okay yeah right so you're virtuous visuals and land or work. Yeah ok you work. Land make something from it. Honest work i suppose. Yeah if you're thinking kind of thing you take away like what we know about him. I'm think stop thinking of him as a person and the right he wanted the country to expand. And i think he planted the seed for the pioneers. Till i look you know you can go right. Make something something for yourself. Yeah so in. But in order for jefferson's dream for the country to come to fruition expansion had to happen so he maybe the country the dream of the country came first. And then thought okay. I need to have more land People to do So while the westward expansion is one of the defining themes of the nineteenth century american history. This growth was certainly fraught with struggle and won't get into that way by almost about forty years later. Nearly seven million americans forty percent of the nation's population now lived in this area. Well they know that way from eight eighteen three from eighteen hundred eight forty k. So pretty quick. Wake seven million. That's pretty big. Most people left their homes in the east and followed lewis and clark across the country as promised they were searching for economic opportunity like jefferson. Many of these painters believed that they would find land to farm trusting that ownership would lead to freedom in nineteen eighty five. Sorry wow a lot in eighteen forty five. A journalist named john o'sullivan put a name to this idea. That helped pull the pioneers to the west. He said that it was americans. Manifest destiny to carry quote the great experiment of liberty to the edge of the continent. O'sullivan wrote that. The survival of american freedom dependent on it and it was their duty to quote again Overspread and to possess the whole of the land which the providence has given us an quote the providence of meaning. I think the providence of light. What they were given like the land that was before them. It's here so is ours to take. Even though it wasn't i mean. Is that kinda what they get this kind of the way. I remember from Es three class and talking about manifest destiny asked yeah so this became a widely held cultural beliefs which carried the following themes the special virtues of the american people in their institutions the mission of the us to redeem in remake the west in the image of the east and an ear irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty so was disappointed was so arranged of area. Right ideas are planted in their head. Like if you go out there you will make your money. you'll survive you'll be happy. Happiness is just. Yep exactly yeah you'll have your own lambs have all the freedom that you'll have yeah So that term became controversial. You know throughout time. Meanwhile meanwhile while this kind of happening the question of whether slavery would carry onto to the west was at hand around this time. The missouri compromise was made which attempted to resolve the question of whether or not slavery would be allowed in the new western states That the louisiana purchase sort of like you know was responsible for create Them so this whether slavery would be in. These new states shadowed almost every conversation about the frontier. The compromise admitted missouri to the union as a slave state and may had to change main to a free state had they needed to have. They had to preserve the fragile balance in congress between us owning states in nonstop hunting state. Yes i say. I'm surprised that main was asleep. At i mean because she just think of the south. But i know. I'm know an i don't really know actually slave-owning or they like the changes such. Yeah just to keep that the same number okay. Half-and-half just have to say i know going. Forward as policy was made progressing through that it was always taken into account those southern states or the slave owning states. How making sure that they get what they want. It always had to be part of the conversation. Yeah it's crazy for another strong decade. A yeah i think even on that of course of an attorney but while they're formation was been the biggest conversation sure. Oh yes right. See that the okay. So the missouri compromise also stipulated that slavery would be prohibited north of the southern boundary of missouri. So the the thirty six degree latitude line okay It couldn't be north. Slavery couldn't be north of that but missouri was north of that so i think like after missouri said that they were going to be a slave. Nobody else could that was it. Yeah grandfathered in so many. Many thought of sullivan's manifest destiny was a secret term for spreading slavery. Really yes who thought that the people that wanted slavery or did not want to read. You know the people in the north okay. They thought it was. They thought it was like a secret term for light taking it over there. Really conspiracy theory Despite the many conflicts Far more complicated detailed for wondering really what. Everybody's wondering about the food. Because that's what i talk about sure. That's what we're here for
Man who found Forrest Fenn's famed treasure reveals identity
"So in an episode over the summer i talked about the treasure which had finally been found by an anonymous treasure hunter in june and after being adamant that he never wanted to reveal his identity. The finder of the treasure chest has just gone public blowing. The lid on most of his secrets in an article written by a fellow treasure hunter. In outside a quick recap though forest finn was an air force pilot who later opened an art gallery in santa fe new mexico one filled with plenty of forgeries as arts as tried to do people unclear in nineteen eighty eight. He received a terminal cancer diagnosis and decided to hide treasure chest in some outdoor location for people to find but then he recovered from the cancer. Still he didn't wanna give up on his treasure hunt idea so fast forward to two thousand and ten when quoting outside thin treasure chest containing gold and other valuables estimated to be worth at least a million dollars somewhere in the rocky mountains not long after he published a memoir called the thrill of the chase which included a mysterious twenty four line poem that if solved would lead searchers to the treasurer fended suggested the loot was secretive. Way at the place where he had envisioned lying down to die back when he believed his cancer diagnosis terminal since the hunt began in two thousand ten many thousands of searchers had gone out in pursuit at least five of them losing their lives in the process and the chase became an international story and quote. And yeah i mean the whole thing really has been a wild story people have lost their lives and livelihoods there have been countless lawsuits. You can read all kinds of articles about that have been published over the last ten years leading up to this year when in june the treasurer was finally found and the man who found it decided to stay anonymous because he knew how intense the community of treasure hunters is any feared for his safety but then quickly announced that he had met the winner and verified. He indeed had found the chest the to also decided to keep the location a secret so that it wouldn't become a kind of tourist site where people might injure themselves getting there were risk damaging the nature around it but all of that anonymity lack of closure did not sit well with people who had dedicated years of their lives to finding the treasure there was instant suspicion and then in september fourth fin passed away. The one man who could maybe smooth things over was gone and those left behind were even more dedicated to making sure. His wishes were upheld. With all of that has come a number of court cases in particular one from a woman claiming that the finder of the treasure hacked her emails to steal part of the puzzle that she herself had solved. She doesn't seem to have too much of a case however since she thought the chest was in new mexico and it turned out to be in wyoming but the case is still proceeding in the winner knew that his name would be released to the public as it goes on so he decided to preempt that by outing himself on his own terms the winner. Is jack still a thirty two year. Old medical student originally from michigan. He's keeping as many personal details as possible under wraps to protect his privacy but he does have a bit of a digital paper trail before to med school. He worked briefly at the onion and as a freelance writer. In fact he is the guy who wrote that totally inaccurate article eight years ago trying out matthew inman of the oatmeal as a far right wing. Republican in article buzzfeed had to issue a public apology for and which. I didn't realize until today that i still believed even after meeting matthew in minutes out by south west that same year back in two thousand twelve and discovering that he was a super nice guy. I still thought. Oh but some article made it. Seem like he secretly a jerk. I wonder if that's true. Which is a lesson for me in media literacy and not believing everything that i read especially when it seems pretty off base but also for all of us that no matter how many corrections or apologies you might issue online. There will still be tons of people who only ever see the mistake. That's a lesson that jack stiff learned early on in his career as a comedy writer and is probably part of why he has taken so many pains to remain anonymous in the case of backlash to him finding the prize. If and win all the court cases die down. What will still do with his findings. What does one do with an actual. The goodness treasure loaded up with jewels and artifacts. Stuff says he'll use it to pay off his student so yup the most accurate millennial answer possible to coming into unexpected fortune of. I still have to get the chest appraised which he hasn't done yet and between fins knack for forgeries and his wish that part of the chest displayed publicly so people can visit it. Who knows how much stuff will actually end up getting for all of his efforts but we finally have a few more pieces to the story. If you want to learn more keep an eye out for a book coming out next year called chasing the thrill written by daniel barbara. The writer and fellow treasure hunter. Who got checks to to go public
Gas stoves can generate indoor air pollution
"I'm dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections about one third of. Us residents are cooking with gas natural. Gas stoves are common but research shows that they can pose. health risks. Brady seals is with the rocky mountain institute and environmental think tank. She has natural gas. Stoves can produce toxic indoor air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide which can harm people's lungs and carbon monoxide many of these same pollutants that we find from our car. Tailpipes are also omitted from our stove. When we're cooking. She says the federal government does not regulate indoor air quality but when people use gas burners ovens simultaneously the indoor air pollution can rise to levels. That would violate outdoor air standards. People smaller homes and older appliances are the most at risk so seals recommends using electric stoves. Instead when you switch to electric you can eliminate some of this potpourri of pollutants that comes while cooking in many parts of the country. Electricity is produced using fossil fuels but seal says that as utilities transition to more wind and solar electric stoves will increasingly run on clean. Renewable energy so cooking with electric will be healthier for people and the climate
How Tall Is Mount Everest REALLY?
"Okay lauren fire. Today we are talking about mount everest. Which is the highest mountain on earth when you measure from sea level and today we're focusing on how that measurement is made weird we start. How about some old timey newsreel resort evidenced bothering his survey of eighteen hundred and forty one estimated his height pinton nine thousand feet back in the nineteenth century. When george everest brit was the surveyor general of india the used trigonometry to measure the height of the mountain like what we learned in middle school points angles and triangles totally. Yeah and incidentally the mountain got its english name from sir george everest but it was actually an indian mathematician. Radin seek dr. Who did most of the work and actually figured out that. This mountain is the highest point on earth. That sounds right for colonialism. Totally yeah okay. So how accurate was this trigonometry. Approach will i put that question to be nagaraj on. He's a geoscientist. One of george everest's successors at the survey of india office which still exists about is now staffed by indians. In fact i was sitting in the same chair. Our team location. Where you're sitting. Because i didn't want to change the room. So he says the trigonometry that his predecessors use throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was surprisingly accurate. I mean the standard height. Everyone now uses for everest that twenty nine thousand twenty nine feet. It dates back to nineteen fifty five. Wow that's pretty impressive. Okay so how did they actually calculate that measurement for mountain like. Walk me through it. It was not easy. They measured it from eight different points throughout langdon distance and everything and computer and took the mean. It was a very difficult matter very heavy machines. Heavy machines called theod delights instruments used to measure angles between visit points on the horizon and vertical planes like a cross between a telescope and compass. You might have seen municipal surveyors using them sort of on a tripod. Oh ya know. I've seen those folks reflective vests and their little tripods them. Yes yeah okay. So but for measuring mountains. They are these big heavy versions. I don't know how many hundreds of kilograms they carried forward to make this measurement it has slowed colored most of the time we didn't know work so the foot that was put on. Who's very difficult nowadays. Nothing much what the chinese are doing. Our a nepalese are doing their hypic instrumentation with the chinese and the nepalese are doing now involves satellites so instead of measuring everest from afar on the horizon with these theod delight contraptions these send a team up to the top of the mountain with a hand held. Gps receiver hey. That sounds like a little easier to me. Maybe but maybe not. Here is d nash mandar. He's gps expert from nepal. Who teaches now at the university of tokyo. It's a very harsh environment. There that very windy and you have all these battery or power problems and like the people who climbed everest. They come steadier probably more than half an hour. I think that's limit for them because they already exhausted. So they've got thirty minutes to connect to multiple satellites because they are solar flares and interference. at altitude. You can't rely on just one reading and they have to measure the thickness of ice and snow underfoot because you wanna reading from the actual rocky mountain right and not the ice and so for that you need a ground penetrating radar so another piece of equipment to haul up the mountain. Yes oh fumbling. With all of that on top of everest. You've got wind. you've got your oxygen depleting. The clock is ticking and that is still the easy. Part monitor. Says because all of that data from the top of everest. It's only half the story. Yeah so you need to know from his point. And that's the biggest problem then need a reference somewhere but we don't have a seat difference in nepal because nepalis a landlocked country. It's land everywhere. The nearest sea level is in india. Sitting knew how high this mountain is you. I need to know how low sea levels and you need a reference point sea level which it turns out varies depending on where you are. Yeah i mean sea levels tricky right. It's not necessarily constant and climate change is really messing with sea level these days. Yeah and has monitor says there isn't even a cenex to so here's how they do it. They measure sea level in india at the bay of bengal at china's yellow sea at many other points hundreds of them to calculate the mean sea level. And then they figure out where sea level would be. if there were a ac- right next to everest o- okay and then you measure from there up to the peak. Oh no no. No you have to account for the shape of the earth bishop of the art okay. It's a live swyto very much. Swyto right the earth is elipsoid. Soil like a oval-shaped watermelon because of the earth rotation makes it kind of bulge slightly at the equator. Plus you have to account for how gravity effect sea level in different places around the world and mountains themselves affect gravity so the earth at sea level this invisible line along the earth's surface. It's actually like kind of lumpy. So you're telling me that we are standing on a lumpy elipsoid. That's exactly what i'm telling you. So sea level is actually not level at all and the next step. You got map. Those lumps essentially variations in the earth's gravitational force. And then you get the gop lead a. I'm sorry a joy d- yeah so the geo is the shape of the earth at sea level taking into account gravity and the planet's rotation. And now you follow that joy to appoint directly under everest. And that's what you use as a reference point for the mountains height okay so after all that sea levels gravity you finally get a reference point you take that you compare it to your. Gps measurement from the top of the mountain and you get everest height. Well not so fast. Because there's also these pesky plate tectonics oh my lord. This is harder than actually climbing everest. I'll say i'll say right now. Yeah yeah so. The mountains peak is variable to like and i'm not just talking ice and snow like the rock is actually moving. Sri daddy jaw is an engineer and expert on himalayan plate. Tectonics i have been field kinney. My philosophist been between behaviors and then ever asked is on the edge of two plates. The eurasian plate and the indian plate and j has measured how the indian plate is slipping underneath the eurasian plate and how that is pushing everest skyward measurements for last you. One point four million yearning threes in high. Like a few hundred years. We can only do bring Comes johnny has concluded that everest is gaining roughly a centimeter every ten years. So that's about a foot every three hundred years other scientists say that's far too conservative that the growth could be three times even four times that much but i mean however fast everest is rising. Things can happen very quickly to change that like earthquakes hung or at least they have in the past. So professor john day studied a nineteen thirty four quake that calculated took about sixty centimeters off the mountains height. So that's at least six hundred years of growth a raced in an instant and there's been another quake since in two thousand fifteen and we're not sure how that affected the height because there haven't been any definitive measurements since then so i'm guessing you're about to tell me it's time to remeasure mount everest. It is indeed so last year nepal sent up a team of scientists to do just that and this year with the climbing. Season cancelled for kelvin. China did the same and both countries have been analyzing their findings and their due to release the measurements pretty much any day. Now this is very exciting yes especially because most of the surveys of everest has been done by foreigners british colonial rulers. There was an american survey was an italian one and professor monitor. The gps expert from nepal says yes. He's motivated by science and the search for truth and all of this but you know also in part by the previous. Why don't we measure our own mountain and so nepal dead and we are waiting for those findings now. It may turn out to be taller shorter. Whatever the point though is that it's changing and that's what scientists say matters to them. Here's garage on the former survey of india guy again. I feel the joint will here. Shedding the knowledge will use the society beget understanding. What is there a big deal if you come and see okay. I'm announcing mall. Dividends did this much healthy that who cares you know because she missed the learning that teaching how people understand how do people perceive almost put in what model you used. Then be be happy if he's happy about what this tells us about. The earth overall the technology. They're fine tuning on. Everest has all these practical applications from agriculture to defense and scientists say if their research gets more eyeballs because it involves the tallest mountain in the world. Hey that's a great
Coronavirus surge has caused hospitals in rural America to reach full capacity
"Officials in rural America are struggling under the weight of the Corona virus pandemic in the upper Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. They warned that hospitals are at or nearing capacity. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports. Here's how things look in Rural America to Dr Andrew Pervy ahead of infectious diseases at the University of Utah Hospital, So the situation really has to be described his dire, especially in the northern Rockies and upper Midwest states that weren't hit that hard when the Corona virus raged in American cities last spring. Via traces the current crisis to colleges and schools here opening back up, as did sports and most extracurricular activities and states. Seeing the most new cases like Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota have generally not good, many restrictions in place. Nor is there much enforcement on large gatherings because of the local politics. They're probably not As drastic as firm measures is, we really needed to turn the tide? So I think that situation in 2 to 4 weeks is going to be groom. Hospitalizations usually go up two weeks after a spike in cases deaths a month later. Hospitals in cities like Salt Lake, taken overflow patients from surrounding states, which had shortages of specialists and intensive care beds before the pandemic in North Dakota Cove in 19 hospitalizations were up 60% over this time last month, and it's not just capacity that stretched This week, The state said it would begin allowing medical staff who test positive for the virus, but asymptomatic to keep treating Covad patients here's Republican governor, Doug Burgum. This is particularly important for us to help get healthcare workers on keep them in the game at a time when health care workers is the key constraint in our ability to provide Care for everyone, Burgum says. Some people still don't believe the virus Israel he pleaded for them to be compassionate anyway, because hospitals are filling up. Kirk Siegler. NPR NEWS Boise
U.S. cant meet Paris goals without federal leadership, researcher says
"I'm Dr Anthony Lewis, and this is climate connections. After president trump announced that the US will exit the Paris climate agreement many US states, cities and businesses stepped up with their own commitments to cut carbon pollution. Carla fresh with the Rocky Mountain Institute a nonprofit think tank. She's part of a team that's been crunching numbers to figure out what's really happening on the ground in the united. States on climate and figure out what's the impact of those actions so what does it really add up to? The researchers estimate that in ten years if the state cities and businesses fully implement their plans, us. Greenhouse gas emissions will be twenty five percent less than they were in two thousand five that significant. But to stay in line with the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US needs to cut emissions by almost twice that. The researchers found that making those larger cuts in carbon pollution is still feasible but I says, it will require a nationwide commitment to transitioning to renewable energy and electric vehicles. Among other strategies, we have to have federal leadership and we have to have leadership from states and cities and businesses. So this is not an either or situation, but together, we can put on track to drastic emissions reductions.
Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb
"Pike's peak is a giant among giants. It's the highest mountain in the front range of the rocky mountains. It is formed from billion-euro old granite. That's right. Billion with a B. and was first named by the native people who lived in shadow the called the mountain. Taba meaning son and they were the Tableau Watch meaning people of San Mountain. In eighteen o six, the mountain was quote unquote discovered. By American explorer lieutenant, Zevulon Yuan Pipe. These God I sounds like an alien spaceship guy. On. Doesn't look as cool as his name suggests I'm just GonNa tell you right now he was sent by Thomas Jefferson on a mission to explore the West and upon seeing the Mountain Zevulun apparently swore the mountain would never be conquered by man cars didn't exist yet, but it's safe to assume pike would have included them in his assessment as well. Given the chance it only took fourteen years. To prove old Zebulon Pike. Wrong. The mountain was first scaled by a European in eighteen twenty when Edwin James, a botanist and explorer successfully reached the summit collecting flowers all the way up quote the most notable day of the expedition for botanical collecting. Now, I don't WanNa give all the credit to Edwin. James although it sounds like he had a great time, I'm sure that one of the Taboada probably. Did it before him yeah. One hundred percent. Yeah attaboy watch like a a wildfire up their boot who was just like I'm GonNa Climb that today flowers. We're lovely but it was a Shinier commodity that attracted the first wave of settlers to pikes. Peak Pike's peak or bust was a common slogan of the Colorado Gold Rush of the eighteen fifties although is more of a marketing slogan. Do the prominence of the mountain gold wasn't discovered near pikes peak until later in eighteen ninety three, it won't be the first time that the mountain inspired the imaginations of those who climbed it in that same year after reaching a summit of the mountain and taking in the view Katharine Lee Bates wrote the Song America the beautiful. Describing Purple Mountain Majesties above the enameled plane over the years the mountain was commonly referred to as Pike's highest peak before finally being simplified just to pikes peak the next notable American to shape the fate of the mountain was Spencer Penrose, and he also might have been the one to introduce cars. Penrose had a name that sound like the bad guy in a murder mystery but he also had a job that would fit right into the genre. He was a mining speculator of the American West just like a murder mystery penrose had a history that could make you think you is both a suspect and a savior he graduated from Harvard but at the bottom of his class. His father and brothers were doctors and lawyers he decided to travel out west and try to make a name for himself at first he failed before getting a tip about some land near Cripple Creek that made him millions of dollars, and that's million dollars like in the movie this guy is played by Walton Geoghegan's. For sure. That's love that whilst. Yeah. And that's millions of dollars in eighteen hundreds money, which is like a lot today billions today. I Love Walton Gardens he's so. I feel like if I went to Harvard I'd WanNa, graduate the bottom of my class. Look I'm I'm the best on the rowing team but. Not great at socio economics I mean I went to. Harvard. So I'm pretty good at stuff but like I partied penrose settled. Colorado. Springs. The closest town to pikes peak was met a woman named Julie Villiers McMillan although. Penrose was by then in his forty s, he had sworn to stay a rich entrepreneurial bachelor but Macmillan proved to be grimes to his Elon Musk and the two got hitched in traveled to Europe for a lavish honeymoon staying at beautiful resorts around Europe inspired penrose to murder his wife what now? In fact, the inspiration was to open his own motel modeled after the places he had stayed specifically on the Mediterranean coast. This became the Broadmoor hotel opened in nineteen eighteen at the cost of three million, nineteen eighteen dollars translating to scrooge mcduck. Gold Coin Swing Pool amount of money in today's money. The Broadmoor was and is a seven hundred, seventy nine room Italian renaissance style palace with eighteen restaurants a golf club with three courses including one designed by Arnold. Palmer himself an automotive museum, the contents of which will soon arrive at this thing is like massive. It looks awesome. Yeah. I WanNa go to the odd more. Yeah. Let's do it. How do you feel? Seven hundred rooms every night. That's nuts penrose was no fool. He knew he knew that to attract people to the hotel you needed to do things great reviews on tripadvisor, dot com and promotional stunts. He set out to work on an ambitious project as he built the hotel, it was a two hundred, eighty, three, thousand, dollar gravel and dirt road to the fourteen thousand, one, hundred, fifteen foot summit of pikes peak with the idea of promoting tourism to the area and indirectly his own hotel.
Navy investigating fatal plane crash near Gulf Coast
"The U. S Navy training plane crashed yesterday in Alabama neighborhood near the Gulf Coast. Here's correspondent Jennifer King, Navy Air Force's spokesman Zach Harrell said both people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. The plane flew out of Naval Air Station Whiting Field about 30 Miles north east of Pensacola, Florida and crash near the city of Foley. In Alabama Fully fire chief Joey Darby said firefighters were able to make a quick stop to the fire after finding a home in several cars engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported on the ground. I'm Jennifer King. A Colorado wildfire that exploded in size is weak force. Nearby evacuations and close Rocky Mountain National Park. Scientists in Washington state have discovered the first nest of those so called murder Hornets in the US Plans to wipe it out today. Entomologist spend. Eric Spider says he used tiny radio transmitters to follow one of the animals back to that night. I actually heard Morning buzz over my head, so we assumed she had left the location. But then we heard another one buzz over my head and I took a step back and realized we were actually standing right under the nests. More from townhall dot com.
East Troublesome Fire estimated at 170,000 acres Thursday night, now 2nd-largest in Colorado history
"Troublesome Troublesome fire fire was was troublesome troublesome again again today. today. The The current current acreage acreage on on the the fire fire is is 170,000 Acres. Incident Commander Noah Livingston says they worked hard on fire lines today near Grand B. The intent is to get spiral that those airline off deeper bench fire. Further fire spread south toward the community of brandy in Larimer County, the Cameron Peak fire has burned nearly 207,000 acres. With the East Troublesome fire at 1 70. Could those fires link up and given the winds this time of year and the way those winds are acting if I were to become established, were not able to slow it down. There is potential with those two fires could merge Governor Polish talking about those who have lost homes and the fires in great pain. In risking losing, having uncertainty around losing or yes, even losing everything. You have numerous evacuations today, including the Estes Park area, Rocky Mountain National Park now closed.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"Steelers. Being the steelers. You'll gives me an avenue now to in the outlet and. Let's continue that. But a lot of started back in Nineteen eighty-four a end. You're the movie stand by me Tony. But I haven't seen it for a number of years but I remember watching it as a kid nineteen, eighty, five that movie came out Rob Reiner. Who was married to laverne actually. was on on the family who both in that lineup that we talked about He directed the film and he was a poignant quote by Richard Dreyfuss who was the inheritor in that film it forever stands out to me. I. Never had friends like I had when I was twelve to me. To Me Brian there's something magical what year I enjoyed as a twelve year old. Bradley I had a group of friends one of whom still being my my best friend of thirty eight years later or thirties. Pretty, six years later. Excuse me. But being twelve Tony if you're like me, it's at last year before you enter those awkward teen years included a lot of angst, but at twelve most haven't been exposed to. The banks yet. But a lot of door start opening your parents give you more freedom. My parents were let me stay up stay home alone when they went out on Saturday nights I mean it was strict but I mean I was getting that freedom. I. Was growing up and ninety four stands out to me for so many things I could throw this at you. Not just. My parents give me more liberties Ronald Reagan was re elected. I was was a Reagan kid by parents were Democrats at the time in. This is not a political discussion because that was a different time Republicans were different back. Then that's still we're talking about. we won the little. League. Championship. The dodgers I was on the dodgers. We won the title and I got to go into championship tournaments. That was really cool. I remember I remember Geraldine Ferraro in the democratic. Running with Reagan I remember discovering so many things that could cosby show Came on and I was watching a washing although shows. I've still watching. Cheers Night Court came out in Nineteen eighty-four. Yeah. Yeah. I was just thinking about that the other day why to herald t stone get to be the judge at the age of thirty four he was home. That's why that's why they were. Why did you? Why did you get to be appointed a judge? WHO episode they want everybody wants to know at the said I was home when when they when they knocked and that's how I that's how. He became a judge in in storyline, of course. And Most importantly, I discovered springsteen been Halen, Huey Lewis and the news rates. Carl Lewis. The karate. Kid. GHOSTBUSTERS, Beverly Hills Cop Police Academy. My hormones because of two things my very first concert was originally was triggered by hormones but his opening act at the civic arena that may night in nineteen eighty four was Tina Turner and I discovered her lakes. In I discovered but Donna, in her wedding dress. Of, the MTV video awards maybe forever my favorite year. One of my favorite things about ninety four. Was the nineteen eighty-four Pittsburgh steelers who went nine and seven that year? Tony what do you remember of the Nineteen eighty-four steelers? I remember that they were. They were much better than than we give them credit for it and it was. The end of the seventies era even though we don't think of it that way now, but in the context context of the time and they. made the playoffs for the third straight year eighty four, they wanted to division by the skin of their teeth, and of course, they had a a magical. Upset victory over the Broncos and and in the division around the playoffs. and. That is what we are talking about today as we get into our be TSE black and gold delorean. Let's go back in time to December thirtieth nineteen eighty-four, the steelers have beat the La Raiders. The very last game of the season at four o'clock game on the road in Los. Angeles. They won that game to get a ticket to the playoffs. They did not have to go to the wildcard because they won the division back. Then you only had five teams. So they are said to play one of the best teams in the league though. And that? Was the second seed because the number one seed was your Miami Dolphins with Dan Marino who were fifteen fourteen in to that year? and. Then they had to go on and play the thirteen and three Denver broncos hand. These Denver Broncos were they the second year another second year quarterback just like Marino. John Elway and they were thirteen and three that year. They called themselves. Rodney's rejects they had these t shirts made up and you remember why they called themselves. Rodney's rejects. Him. The steelers are the broncos, the broncos. That that part of the hit a history I. Do not I do not know that one case. So they were wearing these these t shirts before the game. Because that thirteen three team had no pro bowlers. Okay. So in Rodney's rejects words because of Rodney Dangerfield in I, get no respect. That Respect I'm horrible at invitation. So that's the best you're GONNA get I mean they make fun of my family makes fun of me and Jeff Hardman Scofield.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Heartland Radio 2.0
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"rocky mountains" Discussed on Heartland Radio 2.0
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"rocky mountains" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The base of the majestic Rocky Mountains this show is about empowering you people and organizations that want to optimize their assets minimize taxes and empower their then take well well folks if you're just joining as I've been very passionate died the last little bit because of all of the panic with the market volatility and whipsawed that we're seeing where the market has been down as much as thirty three percent from where it was just here weeks ago and so this actually creates opportunity and this is why I've been advising many many people to act not just hunker down and try to wait it out and tell their account values get back up to where it was because if the market only goes down let's say thirty three percent and you may go only yeah if you had nine hundred thousand in your account and it's down by a third you only have six hundred thousand but see most people just sit there and all I got to wait until the six hundred thousand gets back up to nine hundred thousand before I 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account values are less to take care of taxes now on summer all of your tax deferred iras and four oh one K.'s at today's tax rates because your current tax bracket will likely be the lowest bracket you will ever be end and three this is critical reposition the after tax monies using tax free financial vehicles and strategies to recapture the gain on a tax free basis and so sometimes people ask me the question I will dog what about Ross now roughs were first introduced back in nineteen ninety seven when the government was hard up for money and that senator Harry Roth proposed it and they named it after him and even though it may be a good idea for some people they really didn't do it for us as much as for them because when people convert to a Roth out of a traditional IRA or four oh one K. it triggers tax and you want to do that when tax rates are less and then write it back up again the market if it goes back up again which it should on a tax free basis so you may want to consider a 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"rocky mountains" Discussed on Parklandia
"My favorite. So there's a lot to unpack with Rocky Mountain National Park. Yeah lots of options with this one big Park Hark experiences. What is your favorite thing about Rocky Mountain National Park? Well I would say I would say the trail Ridge road in general but more specifically I really loved that trail. We did kind of at the top of at the tender communities jail doing that's only a mile rate which really good time. I liked it because it was a completely new experience for both of us to hike in an environment like that Alpine Tundra and the the weather aside from the when the weather is perfect hiking weather. The views were just phenomenal. Like nothing else. I think either a survivor scene. And it truly felt like you're up. nope perched on like the ceiling of the continent which is hard to describe to feel that high up and overlooking so so much I remember when we got there. We actually made a little video and I screamed we made at the Rocky Mountain. Oh yes and you like. It was like Thou effect while I was screaming because the wind was so heavy it was yeah. It's really good. I remember I was like the background of that video. Like crawling on the rocks on all force myself together. Yeah and like lower my center of gravity it was intense but also clearly super memorable an amazing so I think bows probably my favorite part. What about you my favorite report? Gosh this one was really difficult because there's just so much history there So much culture and I mean I loved Estes Park Gordon. I love the Stanley Hotel. But I'd have to say was Going into the cabins and seeing the taxidermy cermony and like freshman biscuits and like the culture behind right before became a national. Pardon the the dude ranch the dude ranch the Colorado River. Yeah because it was just it was a really pureed walk and it was fine. It was cozy. Like I feel like I could like hang out there for a day and just to have a great time Because I really liked to relax and opposite of you where you like to like climb to the top is the highest mountains you can find and so I think just personality style. I would really love to just relax and stay there for a day but I don't think you really can. I mean you'd be you'd be like that's a waste of a whole day. It'd be nice to if they turned it. BNB option where they apply with biscuits in the morning. Just chill out and like the Rose Cabinet one of the cabins you can walk through and you see like just this preserves face of what it was like their originally and really Nice Jason Homey. I think it'd be a lovely place. Maybe with some more modern matinees like Wi fi or whatever that it would be nice. Because I don't just like sit in silence for twenty four hours or whatever I would love them but You know what's actually Really good like the trails that we did. We didn't need hiking equipment but there's a lot of trails that you do and like that one you. Did you needed those hiking stuff. So like a couple of things that you could bring are definitely like hiking liking sticks that would be very helpful here like The shoe yeah. How snow spikes shoes? Because I liked in those In New England and my dad has some so when I'm gone on hikes with him I warn them and they're amazing. They make a huge difference and I really could have used something like that here. When ended the Charleston Lake trail? There's some that you can even do like cost country skiing on In the winter now when we were there but so like the definitely a lot of hiking options. So when you're planning your trip make sure to think about when you're going what trails. They're going to be and what specific acidic equipment. You need for hiking. 'cause there's a lot of hiking that's available here and it's A. I'd say it's my whole thing when I most diverse hiking Marx that I've been to because of this ability of snow cross country skiing like kind of bouldering. There's actual like rock climbing Ming. I mean there's just about everything in Rocky Mountain National Park there. Yeah there really is. It sounds cliche but this is one of those places where there truly is something for everyone every age ability interest level. You know whatever you're looking for it's bound to have a whatever type of view on hiking trail all it's and incredible place and it's very very fun to to explore whether it's on your own or with a partner or a family or a large group. It's fantastic caustic. Men Got even-handedness as park after. And just have the best time getting ice cream and fudge thing. You could bring those when you're doing these hikes if you're going to be a little bit more hardcore to bring like there's cans of oxygen different things like that or camelback so we have a ton of water because if you're going on sixteen mile trail it's sound like one bottle of water is GonNa get you. You're going to need camelback you're getting these snacks and trail mix and things like that We have enough time to like Foley unpack and like repack and do something like that big but I think it would be fun to go back in the winter and do that absolutely because it's such that's a great time. Yeah and then another point is when we were there and throughout summer June July August and September two it can be amount house the parking lots fill up very early and some of them are rather small so it's advised that you get your day started early because you don't want to like like plan your day and have this trail in mind that you want to do and then drive all the way to find that there's no space whatsoever. Yeah I saw that happen to a lot of people. Unfortunately that was not the issue with us. We had a rental car that was compact and small enough that we could get into a lot more space than the RV but but in winner. You don't WanNa have a compact car. You're going to have something that's four wheel drive you're GonNa WanNa make sure you have like snow chains. There's definitely different things that you have to pap for when you're coming to Rocky Mountain National Park depending on the season yeah So far this summer compact car is perfect. Winter don't even dream about coming to drive. Dr Yeah No really what do you think is Something that we would bring layers. Of course right you'd have to bring layers and again even even in the summer we had layers. We had like a T. shirt Sweatshirt and a jacket that we could shred or go depending on our elevation Asian because at one thousand feet of elevation difference makes a difference. Yes it really does. And I'm when we traveled road. I was wearing shorts and then initially like a t shirt. When we're in the Estes Park area then again in Grand Lake but while we're up there doing communities trail I had to put a jacket on uh-huh jacket that is my winners? Don't quit themselves beyond sea truck and of course the Bruins Jack L.. No that's right. Not a bruins kidding but Yeah so it's good to have stuff like that and it's light enough where you could easily carry it along and then throw it on if if you need air tight around your waist if it's getting to arm mm-hmm whatever so that's advised so between layers in snow choose and snow chains and all different things so many things things that you need to bring when you decide how you want to visit how you WanNa find your park how you want to discover it what you need to do is you need to think about the research behind when how and why Yeah but really rocky mountain is right up there. As one of the most iconic connick national parks in the country and it's an absolute must see for anyone into hiking especially anyone hiking and also anyone into horror novels vols coors light and fudge apparently to. You've been listening to Parkland. Yeah a show about National Parks Park land as to production of iheartradio created by MAC. Brad Care Wack and Christopher has YODA's produced an edited by Mike. John's our executive producer is Christopher has Yoda's R.. Researcher is Justin Shield a especial thanks goes out to Gabriel Collins Crystal waters and the rest of the parkway India crew. And Hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leaves the review on Apple podcasts. It helps other people like you find our show. You can keep up with us on social media as well. Check out our photos from our travels on Instagram at Park. Alenia pod and join in on the conversation in our facebook group Paklin Rangers from our podcast. My heart radio visited iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows and as always thank you for listening.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Parklandia
"Much steeper than others And a little difficult to climb. Remember feeling that you were in the mountains because the elevation change and you could feel like it was a lot more difficult to walk absolutely. We were making your way to to the dream. Lakes right could definitely feel it and not just in terms of like my fear getting wet but like my new I remember. My nose was kind of sore. Because of the Elevation Change Make My lips were super capsules like guzzling water and also tearing through chapstick stack. Like it was kind of this fall body experience which you know is a full body. Yeah I haven't trained for this kind of you're not physically fit enough to know it wasn't that bad but I think it was just kind of like the whole thing was just covering this park like I had no expectations for what we would encounter encounter at all which is a guy that much I know all about both of like beginning of both of your journeys into national parks and just really exploring them You know as adults for the first time and and so there's just a lot of a Lotta pieces that you don't know until you experience it and then once you've experienced it you know you change the way you travel right totally absolutely so much so after this This first trip there Elena what what are a couple of things that you'd bring water. Yes a hat. I don't just dress appropriately. I think I think well I guess it depends depends on the time of year but just keep in mind that even if you're coming from Denver and it's in it's sunny and warm and you maybe have like a light jacket on. You may need a couple more layers coming into the part Maybe not the gym shoes with a slippery bottom because like if you end up doing those hikes like elevation change like it's pretty significance alike. You end up hiking and you don't WanNa be like on your hands and knees cones. I mean I guess you can. It's not a bad way to go so But yeah I would say just dress. US appropriately and bring water and put on sunscreen because the Sun yes always out there. Yeah chopstick I guess Matt. He gets cold in winter. That there's no sun right that that is just not the truth. Does the snow that reflects the sun on to you which I remember king by crazy like I needed prescription in sunglasses because the sun was done only hitting you directly but it's also like reflecting off of this like really bright white snow and ice so I'm just like blindly wandering forward in my like slippery sneakers through the forest. It was like make sure Matt doesn't follow him out in the right or like wander onto dream Lake. It all worked out straight onto the late show. No he looks fine. I'm fine I'm fine. I didn't because I remember I actually did by again. I wasn't prepared with enough layers but from the visitor center. I did get one of those like boths. which kind of you can configure? As is he plays like a makeshift scarf and like yes tightly around my neck. Yeah Yeah I remember that. Now that worked good thinking there's so many ways that like National Parks Inspire people or change their mindsets like from when you first went to a national park until until now what are what are some of the changes that you see when you go to national parks like we we've been talking about like how like creates less anxiety for us Or just clears your mind. What to do for you Yeah it's definitely it's like a head clearing kind of moment you know when you're there Just being in the city all the time and working you know sitting in front of a computer for me. You know sitting all the time I think I really love love being out there and being walking and hiking Discovering you know we'll get the little books with like what are the trees. What's the foliage you know like all all these different Kind of history of the parks and just learning about it. I think there's there's a greater appreciation for all these places and the more the more times you go the more you appreciate being out there so like now when we plan vacations. It's usually like we have to have at least one vacation during the year where we go to a national park. It helps me unwind and and from stress and stuff. And it's you know it's different being out in nature and the fact that you don't have cell phone reception is is actually beautiful. I I enjoyed like be prepared for it but I like not being connected. Yeah absolutely it's it's one of the best feelings ever and I love the feeling the struggle of like like having wet shoes or prepared and getting through it and learning from it because like those experiences are what like just really just you push yourself outside out of your comfort zone in a way and you've learned from that and it like I know it's on silly but like learning how to be prepared there helps me learn how to be prepared more in the business world and it makes me think of things differently when I get back so because you've just payable shut out so that's personally for me but I just love those Those instances where you you kind of just get that three sixty experience like I've gone experienced this and one of my bringing back from this trip besides piece. There's moments where you like accomplished something like you get to the end of a trailer. It's like you know And it's the top of a mountain or something and you feel super accomplished for doing something like that You know top of like the views and the amazing The challenge of it all so I I also liked that part of it. Just kind of pushing yourself a little harder every time and finding a trail that you normally wouldn't wouldn't pick just to get out there and to to experience something different. Oh Yeah so true I yeah I love it too and there's also an element that I find with especially experience like this like a Wintry Rocky Mountain National Park is it. It's somewhat humbling to be reminded like oh I have have. There's still so much to learn and discover not only just in terms of ecology and wildlife in whatever but like with within myself like oh I I am woefully under for this. I do not have a full grasp on this national park or any national park and it's nice and it feels get to kind of be humbled by that in these like really epic places that remind you in not so subtle ways that like yes. You're you're you know a little human being like here to explore and drink it in and have this experience and grow from it and sometimes that's wetter ladder in icier than I would ideally like but it's I walk away feeling much better for it and then it also means for much better memories. You know to like a park like this during a time of year like that are just some of my favorite moments. Because they're so special and so kind of individualistic. You Know I. Ah I like that too. Yeah humbling is a good word. I always feel humbled whenever when I when I visit a national park. Just because they're always so much bigger than you think they are are even when you know. That's very true. I know it's hard to comprehend enchanting and humbling. Those are the key takeaways perfect.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Parklandia
"History. Another giving you a really good taste of this iconic national park. We're going to back it up and provide some more background on this historic region. Yes so long long before we were hiking here and eating lawful here. You Indians hunted Elk Grand Lake area. Some six thousand years ago and on the east side Arapahoe and Cheyenne Indians. Indians lived on the plains portion of Colorado frequently hunting and Estes Park area native Americans actually lived here until the late seventeen hundreds and the populations nations On either side of the mountains never even saw one another because the mountains were so it's like two rugged into steeped across so tribes arrives. Stay put plus. There is plenty of food and water where they were and there was no need to like risk hiking over these mountains. Yeah exactly so after the Louisiana purchase. These peoples were sadly pushed out to reservations and new residents started to move into the area and develop this part of Colorado and and this is when places like Denver in boulder shape as boom towns for hopeful miners and prospectors. Now even the town of Estes Park which gets his name from Joel Estes Stas who gave up looking for gold and began. Business was his son by hunting meat and supplying to businesses in Denver He built cabins in the eighteen sixties. And so the origins of the President's Day Estes Park where essentially built on me. Yeah honestly that's pretty brilliant and like what an innovator at the time especially eh because there's a ton of Elkin deer here so the meat market is like has so much potential and capitalized on it. And so after after stuff like this the reason entity shape as a national park thanks to this hiker in conservationist named Enos Mills who fell in love with the area in the late eighteen eighteen hundreds and began writing articles about protecting it from further development and commercialization. Yeah he actually became a lecturer National Park Service in Nineteen. O Seven under president sent Theodore Roosevelt. Our boy he was able to catch the attention of important organizations like the Colorado Mountains Club in the Denver Chamber of Commerce which definitely definitely helped his cause to protect land. Yeah and it wound up being sort of happily ever after situation because when Rocky Mountain National Park was established in nineteen team fifteen making it the ninth national park in the country and even though the entire rocky mountain range stretches for thousands of miles the park only contains two hundred and sixty eighty five thousand acres of those including some of the most iconic peaks in the range like long's peak the highest in the market fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty nine feet wapping all in all. This park is a hikers dream. It's got more than three hundred and fifty five miles of trails story spor from easy and relaxing to terrifyingly hard. Yeah like didn't you actually like try and do one of those long beach trails while we were there yeah. I'm not sure what I was thinking. Because in retrospect that's crazy that I was thinking I could do that but as we all know that is par for the course for me. I'm out my mind. It's Sixteen miles round trip trip with four thousand feet of elevation gain and it's marked as extremely strenuous with an exclamation point included. Like that's what they they have in the trail marked and stuff so you know they're serious. Can we call you the neurotic. Nomadic Noman Or something. Yeah I think that'd be good the neurotic nomad yeah. I'm fine with that but Fortunately you're on well being the trails towards the top was still too snowy and icy. So you can do all things. Yeah so it kind of saved me for myself because as Lord knows I would have tried I did wind up parking at the longs peak trail had though on the southeastern side of the park in doing the Chasma Lake trail instead. which was Ashley Beautiful? And a much better alternative for me. I think it leads through these tranquil pine forest and upper class these rugged coalfields before circling around this Shimmering Alpine make along this steep snowy slow it was actually like towards the end. I wound up being so steepen scenario that I didn't finish the whole trail because I didn't have like snow. uh-huh spikes in my shoes and I was super to prepare it. I don't have like proper hiking stuff for for that type of terrain or weather especially so I didn't WanNa slip and slyly all the way down the mountain. Yeah we really got to get you better. Hiking's US especially for those like snowy conditions like this. Yeah this is summer too. So that's really something thing you can imagine. How grueling and impossibly icy things probably getting the winter? I don't even. I don't think I could get more than like half a mile end. Yeah isn't and then when you actually visit the park for the first time with Lena. Yeah it was right. On the cusp of winter it was mid November so in rocky confirms that is full blown winter. Yes so you know what we should do. I think we should bring on the lane now to talk more about her time here with you and what it's like visiting Rocky Mountain National Park in the off season so our friendly in a case in is one of our best friends from Chicago. We've known here for several years now. Fortunate enough to meet and run the same social circles and also. She's just so much fun to either. Go Bar hopping with in Chicago or go on National Park Adventures hop or National Park. Yeah I've been fortunate enough to have been to a few national parks with Elaine. At this point you you one of my favorite travel buddies and she's just always like down for any type of adventure which I always appreciate makes it very easy to plan and we both are kind of on the same level too. We like to hike and explore and really immerse ourselves and then and when it's all done go delicate brewery or something so and it's really a beautiful thing and we wanted to bring on some of our friends and said of just getting with the professionals behind national parks so these people who have been inspired we want to talk about more of the the normalcy of traveling to national pride and what kind of bond that can bring with your friends. Yeah and she's perfect to provide a perspective because like unlike us these nomadic people who are traveling in an RV in and out of national parks. She's someone who she lives in Chicago still and she has a fulltime job but it it just kind of goes to show how accessible national parks are for pretty much. Anyone no matter where you're from what you're doing what your lifestyle is like and so forth just you know requires some planning As long as you're down with it and ready to do it it can you know you can make memories together. And that's exactly what I've done with Elena and we're excited to stroll down memory lane a little bit and since it was Rocky Mountain November memory lane was very snowy snowy Lane.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Parklandia
"So. The Colorado River starts at La Coutry Pass Lake which is is not that far north like you said it was starting to kind of trickled through. It's a pretty. It was like a stream at this point when we crossed it so in a way if you think about it the rocky mountains responsible for like Grand Canyon National Park among other things which is wild to think about these crazy like a whole grand canyon unions just a whole `nother thing of cow was built informed and I really want to get into that but you know we continued the rest of the way Down to the end of Trail Ridge road to the Grand Canyon Lake side of the park Oh so beautiful and peaceful. There were plenty of people here but not nearly as as much as the Estes Park site. That was refreshing in the first thing we did was we stopped to get lunch at this place called Grand Lake Lodge which is gorgeous just gorgeous. Property overlooking grant lake in the namesake town below and the largest been opened nineteen twenty so this is iconic and historic in its own right and again another surprise because I had never even heard of it before and I'm so glad we discovered it and I'm so glad that we were hungry at the time and that are cravings and appetites were perfectly differently aligned because this is one of the best meals. I think we've ever had it in national park and I would go back in a heartbeat. The restaurant inside of the alive that we ate out it's called Huntington House tavern and it was so good so cozy agree. Yeah the huge rustic restaurant with great locally sourced food food local Craft Beers and craft cocktails Like buffalo meat balls sub ZAN COLORADO LAMB sandwiches and steak frites made from and Beef from a local farm all very local and they also had delicious off. Overlap too which I love lawful and it's one of those things menu a half order even if it in the context here does seem kind of strange like to have full awful at this like Colorado local centric restaurant but it was really really good Ed and great hiking fuel to like hardy and nutritious. Yeah because after a lengthy parked At the East and lead trial had by Grand Dan Lake and we definitely needed that That fuel and then to Adam Falls That is easy and short and the falls are all like raging raging and loud with lots of incredible photo opportunities. Some serious Whitewater falls yeah. That waterfall section was pretty pretty crazy. Crowded too it was popular filled with a lot of people. I think in large part because it's so close to the trail head so it's easy to get to and tons of people just it's like shimmying around on rocks getting different vantage points. The the waterfall which highly recommend loved it. So after Adams falls we hiked further along on the trail pass tomorrow rivers and waterfalls and the bright green colors of pine forest to just lots of vivid colors out here this time of year. It's is crazy. This river that were hiking along starts with such a loud fast moving waterfall which is like slamming through these series of boulders but then immediately really like shortly after as we're walking along it immediately gets quiet and still and like it feels like a whole another waterway entirely these ponds and the streams and inlets in the midst of Women Mountains in the background. All picture perfect. Yeah the hangover on this The Parker also steep strenuous us In those on the east side Estes Park so it's great for families and even looking for more leisurely experience. Yes I'm so glad we're able to visit the Grand Lake area and we did this and the road leading there was open and when we come back we'll talk more about history other hikes regions and seasons here at Rocky Mountain National Park.
"rocky mountains" Discussed on Parklandia
"Overdramatic like remember. There's probably when you ran away to go to like top golf and on the day of our wedding. We were supposed to be setting up that that was the morning I wasn't just am I from the Golden. It's fine but at least we can both agree that rocky mountains is this amazing place to drive in hike especially in the summer. Yeah totally and like you said. This was the perfect time of year. visit our drive long trail Ridge road was the most. That's incredible experience absolutely loved it so the road was finished and opened in nineteen thirty two saving tons of driving time for visitors looking to see both sides of Rocky Mountain the National Park because when trailways road is typically closed mid October through late May and during this time it's inaccessible and it takes you a long time to Get around yeah and if you're able to visit during the summer the road really captures the essence of the park Because it travels through different ecosystems go systems and environments in relatively short span of time. Yeah absolutely so from both sides of the park. No matter how you're starting on Trail Ridge road it begins by Amy Andrew up through Aspen Trees Ponderosa pine forests where you're likely to see some major wildlife like Moose and elk both of which we saw and we there's a lot of them in the road exceeds the eleven thousand foot elevation line. That's when the tree line disappears and then suddenly you're driving through a landscape of Alpine Tundra entre a train that encompasses about one third of the entire park. Yeah up here. Things are very barren and snowy and windy and it really feels like you're in the ceiling feeling of America. That's beautiful and perfectly accurate. I've never felt higher. which is really saying something because we're in Colorado if you know what I mean Just because what. You didn't Wednesday marijuana. I I if you WANNA fill that gap go Trails we. We stopped about halfway across the Toll Road Road to hike the Tundra Communities Trail It's about a one mile L. roundtrip not really hard But it's probably the First Arctic Tundra hike. We've done which yeah if you Kinda Mile Hike. Yeah this is pretty pretty easy especially considering how high up we were and windy and cold and kind of hostile otherwise. I've never had an environment like this before. For and that's that was exciting because like I've done a lot of high he's done a lot of hiking Colorado even and this was neil and up here. It's incredibly weird and wild wild and we saw this beautiful quote and assign along the trail credited to this woman and Zwinger from her book land above the trees and it read the Alpine Tundra the land of contrast incredible intensity where the sky is the size of forever and the flowers the size of a millisecond. That's damn and it's it's really good. Yeah because like the Tundra totally feels harsh and unforgiving but also serene and peaceful. I would completely agree with that probably also because it looks devoid of life here with the only noise that we heard coming from the win like the how would win a The trail is paved and pretty easy but runs through scrambled up a few rocks to get to the very top of the trail. The Gust felt superstrong. I was like a freighter hats. We're GONNA fly. I was afraid I was GONNA fly. Oy Off at that point. Who Cares I was like this is kind of like going back to Guadalupe Mountains when you felt like you fly off because if well that was the same it really wasn't as no. I think the big difference is I pay mountains national park like the trail was literally on the side of a cliff. Jeff and I'm like okay. There's the possibility I could you know. Get blown down into the ravine. Yeah there's definitely didn't have we weren't close to any edge. I'm just letting you justify it that way. People know the difference when they go experiences these places themselves. Yes I'm here I I loved it here. I think it was in spite of the wind. Totally worth it for the views. Such you have these sweeping endless panoramas of tall snowy peaks and deep valleys on pretty much all sides of you. I kind of wanted to like recreate. That scene. From titanic were. Leonardo DiCaprio yelled that he's on top of the world. Even though when you think about it he was at sea level so very much not the world that would make sense up here like that line would would be perfectly fitting on this trail in Alpine Tundra. I think he has more talking emotionally but also know like he was like a vagabond wanderlust. I got it but like He. Some may say is nomadic. Yeah begin pneumatic. You know. There's actually these times when we have to leave. Leave our nomadic lifestyle behind that rental car which I'm glad we were able to get back to So that way we can make it through the park Because the RV would have been too big for a lot of points in national park and like you know the higher elevation higher altitude Yes and the wind. Yes because that's not finally right not plenty of times been driving on just normal highways where there's a lot of wind and it's tough to do that in RV. So I can't imagine doing that. That up here driving through Alpine Tundra with all that howling wind and just how wind at the roads were too for like forty eight miles. So yeah it's just. I'm glad that we didn't have to really deal with that headache. I'm just like we were continued on to the Grand Lake Section or the Western inside of the park which is by far the least visited side of Rocky Mountain Because in the off season months when the trail Ridge road is closed a could take up to three hours to drive from one side to the other but for us only took like an hour or so. Yeah that was with you know. We're taking our time that we also did some extra stops though along the way like this hundred trail and then another portion that we visited was the halls worth historic site which was another one one mile round trip trail much easier because this lower elevations in her back and like trees and no real snow or anything that definitely no wind and it was an easy gravel all trail that crosses the Colorado River then leads to an old dude ranch which I absolutely love saying out loud. I don't know if I've ever been to a dude ranch but here we we. We went to one. It was totally unplanned. Stop but Does neither of US had even heard of this area. But it's really cool to explore The second says it's a several old cabins built by the Hobart's family And I probably just slaughtered the name but just GonNa move on with that. We're GONNA keep on going Because they use says a ranch from nineteen nineteen to nineteen seventy four. So it's really not even that long ago. Yeah really not and seventy five. The site site was transferred to the National Park Service and then wrapped into the rest of Rocky Mountain National Park and it was also listed on the National Register of historic places. Nineteen seventy seven when this place was cool. I'm really delighted that we did this. In discovered I had never even heard about this so it was a good little side trip. I loved left cozy retreat into the woods by the river now It was absolute hidden. Gem The little slice of Heaven with cabins cabins like the rose cabin momma cow cabin This was long before Wi fi was a thing. So the solitude remoteness these cabins was really just perfect perfect. Yeah I think in small tips is like if they were like active gas cabins. Jane we stayed here. I think we'd both probably have millennial meltdowns. We've been there before so I just know it. They're fun to visit. We like how we did it just kind of in and out in parise especially since when we pass through their national park service employees doing these old old home studying demonstrations baking biscuits and like exhibiting taxidermy and stuff like that. I was really interested in the best I was like hovering around being like. Is this just just for show or you actually serving these cool because we actually learned that little fun fact That the Colorado River actually just starts a few miles does north and flows right through the park. Before making its way all the way down through Utah Arizona Mexico like about like these amazing biscuits. It's and where the Colorado both highlights. Yeah I thought.