It was one of those idyllic fall days in Aspen, Colorado. The Roaring Fork River was rushing from a recent passing storm; the golden leaves of aspens cast a spotlight on a man passionately speaking to a group of students. Tourists visiting the spot began to congregate around the discussion and the speaker found himself in the middle of a crowd like John the Baptist collecting souls. I was the speaker, the topic was the creation of our Flight Across America Program (FLAA) as John Denver and I first envisioned it, and the gathering crowd was made up of fanatical John
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A blue-bird Colorado day and the last of the gold leaves in the Thompson Divide were a treat from the air for Trout Unlimited, Thompson Divide Coalition and 5280 Magazine. The 221,500-acre Thompson Divide is home to critical wildlife habitat for big game, rare native trout and animals like lynx, moose and mountain lion. This backcountry haven is the lifeblood of surrounding communities dependent on the tourism of sportsmen, skiers, motorized recreationists, and it provides critical grazing land to support the local ranching industry.