Position: Gulliford's Travels

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From the archive: Lister looks on career fondly

Editor’s note: This column was first published in 2011. Florence Lister died at her home in Mancos on Sunday, Sept. 4. She was 96. MANCOS — Florence Lister’s distinguished career in Southwestern...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Secrets of the Saguache stone snakes: A remarkable mystery endures

There are secrets in the San Luis Valley at the northern edge of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. One of the most interesting is the riddle of large stone snakes, who built them, when and why. I...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Sheepherder Pacomio Chacon: An artist among the aspens

In researching sheep and public lands grazing across Colorado, I have seen hundreds of carved aspen trees or arborglyphs. But only one artist of the aspens truly stands out. His work enlivened the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

19th-century fur trapper Denis Julien traveled against the current

Above the white sand beaches in Whirlpool Canyon lies a 19th-century secret lightly etched in ancient stone. Two initials and the date 1838 tell of a lost world and one man’s singular perseverance....

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

A century old, Dinosaur National Monument deserves additional protections

We launched our rafts on the Yampa River at Deer Lodge Park, lunched at Stubs Cabin, stayed at Ponderosa Camp and ran Little Joe and Big Joe rapids. On our second afternoon, we pulled into...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Where pioneers are buried: La Plata County’s historic cemeteries

She was dying as she took her place on the wooden wagon. Wrapped in quilts and an oil cloth against the cold pelting rain, her relatives spoke urgently, encouraging the team of horses. But it was...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Where rocks have names: Running rapids on Western rivers

A rock is a rock is a rock, unless it is in the middle of a fast flowing river and you are about to smash into it with the front of your boat. In which case, you’re apt to give it a name. River...

DATE: May 22, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

THE MURALS AT MAMA D’S

SALIDA – Traveling around the West, when it’s mealtime I’ll eat anything – and I have. Friends tell me that I am blessed with an iron stomach and a tasteless palate. Perhaps. I was in historic...

DATE: April 24, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Canyon controversy: A new national monument in southern Utah?

President Barack Obama has a few more choices than us. He can set aside thousands of acres in Utah as a new Bureau of Land Management national monument, while we can only hike there and hope our...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Some like it hot Soaking up the history at New Mexico’s Ojo Caliente springs

On frigid winter days with long winter nights, there’s nothing like a soak in a natural hot springs and one of the most historic in the Southwest is at Ojo Caliente, N.M. Pioneering Hispanic...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Exploring Tsankawi Ruin: Clues to an ancient culture found on New Mexico’s Parajito Plateau

In the penetrating heat of early July, storm clouds brewed to the south. Summer monsoons had yet to arrive in northern New Mexico. The temperature stood at 95 degrees as I left the truck with full...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2014 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Making Ute history live The enduring legacy of Clifford Duncan

Clifford Duncan passed away this winter, and with his passing went centuries of Ute cultural knowledge about land and landscape. A World War II veteran in his 80s living in Neola, Utah, near Fort...

DATE: June 10, 2014 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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