Newspaper Articles

Recent Articles:

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Each Friday ESWA publishes an article called "Get Wild" in the Summit Daily News. The series covers a variety of topics of interest to lovers of wilderness. In addition, occasional articles appear in the Vail Daily under the banner "Hike of the Week" or "Curious Nature".

Copies of recent articles are linked below. 

30 September 2022: Get Wild: Invasive musk thistle will take a lot of work to get out of our wild places, John Taylor

23 September 2022: Get Wild: The Leaf Peepers are Coming, Frances Hartogh

21 September 2022: Vail Daily: A Last Best Place Worth Preserving, Mike Browning

08 September 2022: Get WIld: More Fun With Llamas, Mike Browning

01 September 2022: Get Wild: Crappy consequences of leaving pet poop behind, Stasia Stockwell

25 August 2022: Get Wild: Surviving lightning in the backcountry, Charles Pitman

18 August 2022: Get Wild: Rain rain, don't go away! Karn Stiegelmeier

11 August 2022: Get Wild: Be aware of giardia, Joan Betz

05 August 2022: Get Wild: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, a Colorado treasure, Frances Hartogh

28 July 2022: Get Wild: Is camping in the backcountry better without a campfire? Stasia Stockwell

22 July 2022: Get Wild: Lilies of our mountains, Karn Stiegelmeier

14 July 2022: Get Wild: Our forests, our water, Libby Pansing

08 July 2022: Get Wild: Lights off and stars on. Let's protect the night sky, Martie Semmer

01 July 2022: Get Wild: Watermelon snow in the High Country

02 July 2022:  Curious Nature: The importance of leashing your dog in America's wilderness and alpine areas, Frances Hartogh

24 June 2022: Get Wild: Happy Trails — How to practice responsible recreation on the trails and at camp, Stasia Stockwell

17 June 2022: Get Wild: Thin shorts and cotton T-shirt for hiking may not be comfort wear, Charles Pitman 

10 June 2022: Joys, histories and mysteries of spring flowers

3 June 2022: Llamas in the Wilderness, Krista Hughes

27 May 2022: Get Wild: Be mindful of wild animals, Stasia Stockwell (not published online)

20 May 2022: Get Wild:Reconnecting Vail Pass, Julia Kintsch

13 May 13 2022: Get Wild: Properly catching and releasing fish, Ian Cormack

6 May 2022:  Get Wild: Sawyers in the forest, Zach Kauk

29 April 2022: Get Wild: Could we be in for a memorable night sky treat in May?, Steve Elder

22 April 2022: Get Wild: How to show our appreciation for the natural world on Earth Day, Stasia Stockwell

14 April 2022: Get Wild: Are there ever charges resulting from search and rescue operations?, Charles Pitman

7 April 2022: Get Wild: What happened to the Utes of Summit County?, Bill Betz

31 March 2022: Get Wild: Wet springtime snow is great for our watershed ,Harlan Kimball

24 March, 2022: Get Wild: The amazing lynx,  Frances Hartogh

21 March 2022: Vail Daily: Covering ground: Volunteer wilderness ranger program seeking volunteers

18 March 2022: Get Wild: How seasonal snowpack affects outdoor recreation year-round, Stasia Stockwell

11 March 2022: Get Wild: Why search and rescue is free in Colorado, Charles Pitman

9 March 2022: Summit Daily: Karn Stiegelmeier wins Lifetime Achievement Award

5 March 2022: Curious Nature: The bobcat is one tough little feline, Frances Hartogh

4 March 2022: Get Wild: Colorado’s Trail of Tears, Bill Betz

25 Feb 2022: Get Wild: Rosy finches are a winter delight, Joan Betz

17 Feb, 2022: Get Wild: What makes Colorado’s snowpack unique?, Stasia Stockwell

11 Feb 2022: Get Wild: How de-icers affect our water, Kendra Fuller

5 Feb 2022: Vail Daily: Curious Nature: Deep winter is a crisp, sparkling time to connect with the stars, Susie Kincade

4 Feb 2022: Get Wild: Lost or injured in the backcountry? Don’t call Mom, Charles Pitman

28 January 2022: Get Wild: Getting to know Summit’s winter birds, Susan Bonfield

20 January 2022: Get Wild: The elusive pine marten, Joan Betz

13 January 2022: Get Wild: Creating connection with nature to combat climate change, Kaylin Lilly

6 January 2022: Get Wild: The magic and science of snowflakes, Karn Stiegelmeier

30 December 2021: Get Wild: I’ve lost the trail. Now what?, Charles Pitman

23 December 2021: Get Wild: The true meaning of snow, Kendra Fuller

17 December 2021: Get Wild: Ptarmigan, the Alpine master of disguise, Mike Browning

10 December 2021:  Get Wild: Winter recreation safety in the wilderness, Krista Hughes

3 December 2021:  Get Wild: Devastation from fire, insects and humans leads to forest diversity and resiliency, Zach Kauk

26 November 2021: Get Wild: Thankful for wilderness, Karn Stiegelmeier

18 November 2021: Get Wild:  A journey over Ute Pass in 1866, Bill Betz

12 November 2021: Get Wild: Healing through nature and yoga, Savannah Golden

5 November 2021: Get Wild: What determines tree line?, Mike Browning

25 October 2021: Get Wild: A tale of two rodents. Joan Betz

19 October 2021:  Get Wild: What is the moral value of wilderness?, Mike Browning

12 October 2021:  Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance honors longtime volunteer, Lindsey Toomer 

7 October 2021:  Get Wild: Great horned owls – our neighbors in the wilderness and forests, Karn Stiegelmeier

30 September 2021: Get Wild:  What is untrammeled wilderness?, Mike Browning

24 September 2021: Get Wild: Aspens are our beauties and our saviors, Karn Stiegelmeier

17 September 2021:  Get Wild: Sharing the wilderness with hunters, Steve Elder

14 September 2021:  Summit Daily:  Let's celebrate and work to protect America's wilderness areas, Mike Browning

10 September 2021:  Get Wild: What gets your (mountain) goat?, Frances Hartogh

9 September 2021:  VailDaily: Let's celebrate and protect Americas wilderness areas, Mike Browning

27 August 2021: Get Wild: Tales of Trails, Drea Sanchez

20 August 2021:  Get Wild: Tips for wild mushroom hunting, Joan Betz

13 August 2021: Get Wild:  Thistles- the good, bad and ugly, Jim Alexander

6 August 2021:  Get Wild: Identifying gigantic wildflowers, Frank Gutmann

1 August 2021:  How to safely forage for mushrooms in Summit County, Taylor Sienkiewicz

30 July 2021:  Get Wild: Dogs in the wilderness, Frances Hartogh

23 July 2021:  Get Wild: Preserving our precious Alpine wildflowers, Emily Griffoul

16 July 2021:  Get Wild: Moose on the loose, Frances Hartogh

12 July 2021:  Backcountry work trips aim to preserve and restore local wilderness, Lindsey Toomer

9 July 2021:  Get Wild: One crew's impact on trail clearing, Emily Elder

2 July 2021:  Get Wild:  Tenkara fishing is a gateway to wilderness appreciation, Steve Elder

25 June 2021:  Get Wild: A tale of three daisies, Jim Alexander

18 June 2021: Get Wild: What to have in your pack for a day hike, Ken Harper

10 June 2021: Get Wild:  Our magnificent mountain bluebirds, Karn Stiegelmeier

3 June 2021:  Get Wild: Beavers are the answer, Bill Betz

28 May 2021:  Get Wild: The wilderness needs you,  Dave Brewster

21 May 2021:  Get Wild:  When your neighbor's are bears.  Frances Hartogh

14 May 2021:  Get Wild: Identifying Summit's spring wildflower treasures.  Karn Stiegelmeier

7 May 2021:  Get Wild: What is wilderness?  Mike Browning

20 March 2021: Moose In Our Midst. Frances Hartogh