Shared: Who owns the Arkansas River?

A federal lawsuit pitting an angler against a landowner on the Arkansas River seeks to clarify Colorado’s murky laws governing public access to streams and rivers. Colorado Springs fisherman Roger Hill has had repeated run-ins with Mark Warsewa, whose property spans the Arkansas River between Texas Creek and Cotopaxi. Hill likes to wade from public land nearby and fish in the river near Warsewa’s place. “I own the bottom of the river,” said Warsewa, who bought the property in 2006. Hill on Friday sued Warsewa in U.S. District Court, arguing the bottom of the river actually is public property. His lawyers point to a federal doctrine called “navigability for title,” which holds that if a waterway was used for commercial activity at the point of statehood, the state owns the stream bed and the public has access. Roger Hill fishes the South Platte. The lifelong fisherman has sued an Arkansas…

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Kenosha Pass Snowshoe

Saturday had started a bit on the slow side but once I got moving the plan was to go and find some snow, a rarity in Front Range these days. Originally, I was thinking about heading to the Geneva Basin Ski Area, an abandoned ski resort once owned by Roy Romer, the former governor of … Continue reading Kenosha Pass Snowshoe

The Adventurous 2017 Year In Review

https://vimeo.com/254114310 WINTER 2017 Our winter activities really kicked into high gear when we traveled to Idaho to visit Stella's parents in Challis, Idaho over the Christmas (2016) holiday. I am certain that there are many beautiful places across this great country, but I believe that it is difficult to beat the awe of the Sawtooth mountain range. On that … Continue reading The Adventurous 2017 Year In Review

Kayaking with a Hike to the River

Saturday started out a bit earlier than I anticipated as Aspen was gearing up for the day around 5AM. I desperately wanted at least another hour of sleep before having to tend to her morning routine. So, with Aspen fed and everyone but me still sleeping I dove into my next read, John Muir the … Continue reading Kayaking with a Hike to the River