Adventure

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...

The end of an uphill battle

Usually, when someone repeatedly tells you no, you eventually take your energy elsewhere, the probability of a yes getting shelved with other dashed dreams....

There’s more than one way to be a cowboy

It was late February 2016, and from what Steven Wiersma could tell, the bull had to be close to 1,900 pounds, having been on...

Fighting to live, one obstacle at a time

On Oct. 12, 2009, Jim Campbell pulled his Harley into a roadside Taco Bell in Utah and unwrapped two spicy green burritos with extra...

All in for the long ride

At the Boulder Transit Center on 14th Street, Tom Sampson loads his bike onto the rack of the N bus and fastens down the...
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