Fishermen, writers and cyclists come to call

  • Tom Sisk, left, and Steven Sesnie made a stop at the HCN office this summer during a 450-mile bike tour of Colorado.

    Andrew Cullen
 

Colin Glover of Denver stopped by our Paonia, Colo., headquarters on a seven-day fly-fishing trip that had already taken him and his friends to Durango, Buena Vista and Ouray. When asked what stretch of the Gunnison's North Fork, which passes through Paonia, he planned to fish, he shrugged and said he wasn't sure. Fortunately, the group brought a guidebook: "We just need to sit down, have a beer and figure out what's next." Happy casting, Colin!

From Littleton, Colo., came Richard Nolde, who had been visiting friends in Aspen, where he was taken aback by the crowds at Maroon Lake. Nolde prefers Wyoming's lonely Wind River Range, where you can be 25 miles from the closest road, and where he is a recognizable figure due to the "ancient" external-frame Kelty backpack he customized to carry his camera gear. A relative newcomer to the West, Nolde says now that he's here, he "never ever" wants to return to the East Coast. We hope he sticks around, too!

Writer and HCN contributor Eduardo Rey Brummel dropped by to say hello during travels from his home base in Salida, Colo. (He described his ties to the Arkansas River there in his essay "River Home," in the April 26 issue.) He greeted us with the most gracious and courtly bow we've ever seen, and stayed to chat about writing with our editorial staff.

Steven Sesnie and Tom Sisk pedaled over McClure Pass, elevation 8,763 feet, from nearby Carbondale to Paonia, pausing briefly to catch their breath at our office. They were on the over 450-mile, six-day Bicycle Tour of Colorado, which starts and ends in Cañon City, with stops in Buena Vista, Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte and Salida. Steven lives in Cedar Crest, N.M., and works as a spatial ecologist at the Albuquerque office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tom, a Flagstaff resident, teaches environmental science at Northern Arizona University.

David Norris, from Boulder, Colo., came by on a toasty June afternoon on his way to meet with local endocrinology expert Theo Colborn. HCN wrote about his work in "The Yuck Factor," our Sept. 17, 2007, cover story.

The Johnson family (TJ, Quinn and Stephanie) of Olympia, Wash., stopped to see us en route to the 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in late June. "We wanted to see where summer is actually taking place," TJ said, noting that Olympia's weather had been cool and rainy. He's involved with urban farming and is helping launch a farm incubator to help young growers get a start. Stephanie keeps bees and is the city's public art coordinator. They brought us a taste of early summer from their home -- a container of juicy, sweet Northwest strawberries. Thanks for the treat!

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