Rocco Blasi arrived in Colorado courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, and he never looked back. These mountains were an epiphany, full of adventure and reflection. After over a dozen years living in GMF he still finds new places to explore in the Ute Pass area. Working the land with small groups of friends, making deep connections with the land and the people on it, is his therapy. Rocco lives with his wife, teenage son, and two dogs.
Chris Watling, a native of Michigan, chose Colorado as a duty station with the Army. Once here, decided there was no better place to raise a family and does what he can to give back to the places where he finds solitude. Captivated by all things nature and science, when he is not out with the wife and kids fishing or hiking, Chris spends his time rambling on and on about maps, trails, space, or biology. Be mindful of how much free time you're willing to use in his company discussing any of these topics, though trail work passes by quicker if you do.
Nancy Dixon is the Secretary for the Friends of Ute Pass Trails. She has been hiking GMF trails for 30+ years. In 2020, she and her husband retired and built their dream home in GMF. She is also the Volunteer Coordinator for the GMF Trail Ambassador program which guides and educates hikers on GMF trails.
I moved to Colorado in 2007 seeking natural beauty, open spaces, and freedom to live the Western spirit. Over the years, I’ve taken advantage of the outdoor recreation opportunities through road biking, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, skiing and more. I believe that Friends of Ute Pass Trails contributes to Green Mountain Fall’s connection to nature, health, and well-being through its commitment to maintaining and building trails. I’m happy to be part of a group that contributes to making our slice of paradise a better place to live and recreate.