By Hal Walter
I grew up moving around quite a bit, with my family setting up a new house six times from the time I was six until I turned 18 and left for college at University of Colorado in Boulder. After that I lived in 11 different homes over the next 13 years.
And thus it’s somewhat a mystery to me that I’ve now lived in the same house here in the Bear Basin area of Custer County for most of my adult life, nigh on 21 years. It’s also amazing that someone who doesn’t really like cold weather has made it through two decades of winters here at 8,650 feet elevation.