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Unraveling adventure

When you’re talking to John Huston, you wouldn’t think he’s crazy — at least not at first. His voice is even-keeled and gentle as...

To Roubaix or not to Roubaix

A few happy hours ago, I sat down with two cyclists to contemplate the Boulder Roubaix. “I’m comfortable with the dirt,” Scott Forrest says. He’s more...

Four spring ski and snowboard festivals you shouldn’t miss

It’s spring. The sun is out, the snow is soft and the decks... well, the decks are warm and the beer is cold. Spring...

Picking up the slack

On a clear, quiet day in July 2015, a group of University of Colorado Boulder students tightened a length of flat webbing between two...

Dystopia rising

It’s 9:30 at night, and my boss and I are trying to start a campfire in 3 feet of snow. Rumor at the saloon...

The outlaw: Mark Stefanowski

There are 23 students dispersed across three half-orderly rows along the linoleum floor. It’s just past 6 a.m., the air inside is heavy, almost...

A little bit of Canada comes to Colorado

Film festivals tend to stay put. Imagine how confusing it would be if the Cannes Film Festival was suddenly relocated to Bordeaux? What if...

If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right

There’s a saying that, “If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.” Perhaps bordering on cliché, it actually seems to be a...

Head west until you’re in the Far East

There’s a saying, erroneously attributed to Horace Greeley, that posits the West as the land of all opportunity and good things, a place of...

Working on a problem

Entering the lobby of the Boulder Theater on the evening of Jan. 25 for the premiere of Uncharted Lines, a new feature film by...

Mountains to climb

Driving up to Independence Pass for a day of climbing this past September, I gripped the steering wheel with a sense of nervous anticipation....

Ocean adventurer

About 90 miles offshore from São Paulo, Brazil, a mile-long mountain ridge pokes out from the Atlantic Ocean. Between 2,000 and 4,000 golden lancehead...
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