Hiking Bob 
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Bob Falcone

Bob Falcone is a retired firefighter, photographer, hiker, college instructor and business owner who has lived in Colorado Springs for over 24 years. He is Past-President of the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and a member of the El Paso County Parks Advisory Board. You can follow him on Twitter (@hikingbob), Facebook... more

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    Re: “Mohawk Lakes road trip hike, and Ring the Peak events

    The web page for more information regarding the RTP events is: https://www.trailsandopenspaces.org/ringth…

    Posted by Hiking Bob on 09/01/2017 at 6:28 PM

    Re: “An accomplished couple wants to bring skiing to nearby mountains, but it won't be easy

    WORST IDEA EVER, and it would ruin acres of pristine hiking and hunting grounds. Their proposal is also not grounded in much fact (my observations are that it doesn't get nearly as much snow as they say it does). This is one time that I hope federal bureaucracy really drags it's feet.

    7 likes, 11 dislikes
    Posted by Hiking Bob on 07/30/2016 at 5:04 PM

    Re: “Broadmoor makes move on city reservoir

    I opposed the land swap because I thought it set a very bad precedent for more public land to be taken, and now this on it's heels. When do we just say "NO"?

    17 likes, 1 dislike
    Posted by Hiking Bob on 07/22/2016 at 9:45 AM

    Re: “Incline opponents go toe to toe

    That should've said "I do NOT support a boycott of downtown BUSINESSES". Sorry for the typo.

    2 likes, 1 dislike
    Posted by Hiking Bob on 11/11/2015 at 9:47 AM

    Re: “Incline opponents go toe to toe

    Good stuff, Tim.
    I think Manitou is just "kicking the can" and visitors down the road, and this is only going to hurt them at some point (I do NOT support a boycott of downtown visitors).
    How far away can they push people parking to hike Barr Trail, the Incline? And, lets not forget the Ute Pass Trail, which gets lost in this issue, and shares the same parking areas.
    If the city wants to push hikers as far away from the trailhead as possible, then the shuttle needs to run all year, and at least sunrise to sunset.
    And Manitou Springs controlling access to a National Forest with a gate at the Barr Trail lot is unconscionable. It's a National Forest and access should remain unimpeded by local governments.

    10 likes, 2 dislikes
    Posted by Hiking Bob on 11/11/2015 at 9:40 AM

    Re: “It's time to re-open the new Santa Fe Trail

    Odin, it depends on where the visitor is going. I recently entered the AFA with nothing more than my drivers license and a very cursory vehicle inspection. I had access to a large portion of the installation. To get to some parts of the AFA with my vehicle would require encountering another checkpoint and may require a military ID or an escort. I had easy access to more places with my vehicle than I would have had on foot from the Santa Fe trail.

    2 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Hiking Bob on 09/22/2015 at 9:05 AM

    Re: “Moths, caterpillars and weeds! Oh my!

    Charlie: Looks like a knapweed based on this authoritative source: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/0…
    Also, I do note in the article that "yanking" them is NOT recommended or suggested.

    Posted by Hiking Bob on 08/10/2015 at 2:38 AM

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