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About mlgray

Heading out on adventures, building community, eating delicious cuisines, supporting the local food movement and enjoying walks in the wild . . . grateful to be wandering in the world with you.

Experimental Forest – Riverside Trail — Fraser, CO

Nature Photo Journal #9 Part of my intent is to simply document some of the different details on the landscape that I see when slowing down. The snow provides a perfect setting for seeing animal tracks and signs: an elk … Continue reading

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Sunrise at Rocky Mountain Lake Park — Home

Nature Photo Journal #8 The large cottonwood featured in these images is a sentinel looking over our neighborhood park. I am interested in different angles of photographing the great tree as it changes throughout the seasons.

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Grand Valley Winter Adventures — Colorado

Nature Photo Journal #7 Getting to spend a week in the mountains, wandering with the Continental Divide always in view, playing in the snow, and enjoying the details of the season, is certainly a privilege and a welcome reprieve from … Continue reading

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Bluff Lake — Denver, CO

Nature Photo Journal #6 Sometimes I feel that maybe we are living out the fear of that song, you know, the one about the tree museum … nature and wildness locked up in small urban preserves, tucked against settling ponds, … Continue reading

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Barr Lake State Park — Colorado

Nature Photo Journal #5 This area has long been a favorite place of mine to wander. The start to the winter season, particularly stunning on this sunny day, offered some fun opportunity to explore the shore. Though the water level … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Lake Park – Denver, CO

Nature Photo Journal #4 I feel incredibly fortunate to live across the street from this lake. Though tucked up snug against I70, ducks arrive throughout the winter and nature emerges in every corner.

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge – Denver, CO

Nature Photo Journal #3 From landscape to detail, and animals on the roam, this is a wild place in the middle of urbanity …

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St. Louis Creek – Fraser, CO

Nature Photo Journal #2 This is a beautiful spot that Brennan and I have been exploring in every season. There are gaps between the rush of bicycling and cross-country skiing to see the details in the landscape … Ice and … Continue reading

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Grasslands – Southeast Colorado

Nature Photo Journal #1 A change of Thanksgiving plans, slightly warmer weekend weather, and a whole corner of the state I’ve only driven through once … the sirens of the road and grasslands called. The weekend was a study of … Continue reading

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Virtues of Travel: Part 11 Since much of my free time beyond family and work has not been focused on writing but on outdoor¬†experiences and environmental advocacy, (whether through the Friends of Colorado State Parks, or my new obsession with … Continue reading

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