Seth Boster


Seth joined The Gazette in May 2016 after working at The Star in Anniston, Ala.
  • 6 free, primitive camping destinations around Colorado Springs to seek as options fade


    When people call the front desk of the Pikes Peak Ranger District to ask about camping, Kyle Burton points them to designated campgrounds. He keeps the conversation away from dispersed camping, though he understands the value. Many campgrounds across national forests will open for...

  • Interlocking fables tell of man and trees


    TV tonight All the back-stabbing and blind-siding come to an end on "Survivor" when the reality franchise crowns its season 36 champion. As usual, the night is capped with the cast reunion with host Jeff Probst grilling all the principals. 7 p.m., CBS Chuck Barney, Tribune News...

  • Coveted Pikes Peak trail still expected this summer despite 'hiccup'


    Shortly before the last attempt to finish the much-anticipated Lake Moraine Trail, builders were on their way to Pikes Peak's remote South Slope when they were ordered to turn around. "That happened in April," said Greg Mazu with Fraser-based Singletrack Trails, the contractor...

  • 5 best Colorado hikes from year of Happy Trails

    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    Around this time last year, my editor posed a challenge. The Happy Trails series, spotlighting wild paths near and far, had been dormant and missed by Gazette readers. But relaunching it was no small order. Could I hike something new every week and file a report? A good question,...

  • Hot springs in Colorado: World's deepest hot spring also site of luxury

    Updated: Tue, May 22, 2018

    Springs Resort and Spa, Pagosa Springs A tribe prayed to the gods to end a mysterious, devastating plague. The native people gathered on the banks of the San Juan River running through what is now Pagosa Springs. They prayed, and the next day they were cured, supposedly from the...

  • Happy Trail: Gray Back Peak a wild escape from Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, May 21, 2018

    Gray Back Peak While it's becoming more difficult to find solitude in Colorado Springs' parks and open spaces, the trails off Old Stage Road are still waiting to be widely discovered. And while many paths stretching into Pike National Forest tend to be rugged and hard to follow, the...

  • Opponents appeal recommended plan for North Cheyenne Cañon Park

    Updated: Fri, May 18, 2018

    Controversy continues to swirl around the North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan a week after the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the outline for the treasured site's future. Many of the same advocates who voiced their opposition at heated...

  • Tramp only 1 mile to beloved Hanging Lake

    Updated: Thu, May 17, 2018

    Hanging Lake has become the epicenter of "loved-to-death" fears across Colorado's premier nature zones, resulting in land managers' plan to cap daily hikers via a permit system. But if you haven't witnessed the water crashing into the emerald pool, it's worth the price of admission....

  • Deep, dark, divine - Black Canyon of the Gunnison

    Updated: Thu, May 17, 2018

    The eye candy is endless at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Blue water threads a verdant floor, through corridors of sheer rock walls and spires that meet the sky. Take a drive among some of the continent's most ancient and imposing cliffs. As tempting as the road is, the...

  • Colorado burrito boasts 5 pounds of potatoes, carton of eggs and so much more

    Updated: Tue, May 15, 2018

    DENVER - She wears a ball cap with the Batman logo, but she is no hero to me. She is concocting my doom. "Potatoes," Carolina Villaseñor says, dumping 5 pounds of them onto the grill. "Huevos," she says later, pouring the yolks of a whole carton. She proceeds to mix in a...

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