Nicholas Hunt grew up in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, where he learned to mountain bike, kayak, fly fish, hike, and surprisingly, ski. It’s also where he learned to write, a skill that’s taken him across the country as an award-winning journalist and editor. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Communications, he’s slowly marched west with stints at multiple magazines including Washingtonian, Arkansas Life, and Outside. With a few years in every time zone in the Lower 48 under his belt, he feels safe in declaring that Mountain Time is God’s time.
News outlets around the world covered the Colorado State University study’s dramatic findings, but most of them overlooked a major point: Marijuana producers already knew growing cannabis indoors was unsustainable.
Fire damage and COVID-19 will make snagging backcountry camping permits at RMNP even more difficult this year. Luckily, Colorado is filled with world-class backpacking destinations. Here are some of our paperwork-friendly favorites.