The Pine Beetle. This little bugger has caused more devastation to the forests of Colorado's front range than I could ever had imagined. Last winter while in Colorado, Mike Horn and I took a little detour from our travels and toured the devastation. Whole mountainsides that were once green with pine are now a red/brown and just waiting for a fire. Check out this months Backcountry Magazine and read the article for a more in depth look at the Pine Beetle with a little skiing/snowboarding thrown in for fun.