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CBS News 8 reporter's dad fast becoming the star of the family

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Imagine living a quiet life of retirement enjoying your golden years in peace, when suddenly, your face becomes famous.

If you go to and click on the outdoor clothing company's website, you'll see a six-minute movie about my father, Ed Zevely, and his love for the Colorado high country.

The video is attracting as many as 18,000 hits a day, and there's talk about my father's famous face going up on the side of buildings overseas.

"Well I didn't know about that one," Ed said.

Think of my dad as a misplaced pirate born two centuries too late. When I was a boy, his adventures took me to the most amazing and remote places. As an adult, our trips continue in Colorado, where weather can turn from sunny to snow in seconds.

The Filson movie was produced by Finback Films. My stepbrother Tyler Hughen, along with Kahlil Hudson and Alex Jablonski, pitched it as a follow-up to their award winning documentary "Low and Clear", and Filson fell in love.

Sometimes, my stepmom Donna tells dad to go find his peace in the mountains.

"He just gets kind of caged up. You know your dad, he needs to get out and roam," she said.

"Oh man, the high country, it's like the definition of serenity. You know you're with your maker up there," Ed said. "People are either a bird or a tree, and I'm a bird."

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