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Re: “Summer Guide 2010: Do this. Not that.

My kids and I hiked the Manitou railroad bed yesterday. As an adult, I was heavy enough and experienced enough to handle the few places where the trail was all but washed away (though it was a bit scarey). My kids, ages 6 to about 9 weighing 60 to 90 pounds, had a harder time. I ended up being the safety line as I pulled them across a few places or posted my self in one spot so they didn't slide off the cliff. One place especially bad was above what looked like a homeless encampment so if you try this trail and you see my camera lense cover about 10 feet below or further, you'll know I've been there. The tunnels were amazing and we were very glad we went, but we are not going back anytime soon (at least not with kids). Tunnel 6 or the furthest east still has the timbers in place at the entrance so that we got a feel for what it orgianlly looked like. We did hike the trail to the left (the one to the right will take you to the top also, but it's a lot steeper) and discovered the road and more private property. I'm glad I took pictures and it was a grand adventure. I really wish someone would fix the west trail head and that one very bad spot - it's a worthwhile hike and the tunnels are amazing. You will need a flashlight for at least one of the tunnels! Thanks for the recommendation!!

Posted by longing4cs on 05/29/2010 at 7:23 AM

Re: “School house rocked

Mike Myles told some that his plan was to stay in Harrison for 5 years, then run for Senate. If he did not suceed, he wants to be appointed Education Secretary or some such thing. After one year of seeing the fear, stress, manipulation and powerplaying that he brought, I became politically active for the first time in my life other than just voting. There is no way I'd want Mr. Myles to represent me in any shape or form. He's a dictator and bully - isn't that what we teach against?

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Posted by longing4cs on 05/28/2010 at 8:18 AM

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