Stuck on Cochetopa Pass

Essay by Ed Quillen

Western Development – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

OFTEN I READ that the West is just getting too crowded and developed — indeed, on many occasions, I have myself written prose to that effect.

But as Bob Ewegen at The Denver Post often observes, “journalism is the art of relentless oversimplification.” While it is true that our part of the world is in general getting more crowded and developed, that’s a simplification based on generalization.

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