- Barbara Sparks
- On Sunday, Sept. 29, the formal dedication of the Spanish Peaks Wilderness took place outside of La Veta, marking the end of 20 years of federal wrangling and negotiations. Possibly the state's most visible wilderness, the distinguishing outline of the Spanish Peaks can be seen from as far away as Colorado Springs on a clear day. Referred to by the Spanish as Mamas del Mundo (breasts of the world) and by the Utes as Wahatoya (breasts of the world), the Spanish Peaks will now be permanently protected from the incursion of motorized vehicles. Foot or horseback will be the only means of entry, and there is one wheelchair accessible trail. Barbara Sparks, collaborator with author Conger Beasley on the recently released book, The Spanish Peaks: Land and Legends, took this photo of the peaks.
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