Top Articles from Adventure
Thursday, February 6,2014
We came, we got overwhelmed, we learned some new things
Boulder Weekly had a staffer who was flitting in and out among the booths of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, scoping out some of the latest in outdoor gear for the coming season. Here are a few products that caught some attention
Thursday, January 30,2014
Bike racing on gravel roads is gaining traction
Not far out of the gates of the “Central Iowa Rock Road Endurance Metric” (or CIRREM, as it’s known in gravel circles), riders started going down on the dirt road in the middle of Iowa. A big guy on my left spilled hard and almost took me out. Another one up front went over and slammed his helmet into the ground.
Thursday, January 23,2014
Most of Boulder’s trails re-opened after floods, some still being rebuilt
A handful of the hardest-hit sections remain closed as OSMP staff works on plans to revive the damaged trails. The popular Royal Arch Trail was fundamentally destroyed, though the famous natural stone arch at its southern terminus was undamaged.
Thursday, January 16,2014
How one organization redefines the way we conserve species
Canadian-American novelist Deni Béchard, a recent resident of Breckenridge, has written two award-winning books and explored more than 50 countries. When he heard bonobos, our closest living relative alongside chimpanzees, are going extinct, he set out for the Congo to turn his writing abilities to examining the sole country where bonobos exist.
Thursday, January 9,2014
Joel Bettner’s Denali mission
The weather on Denali can be beautiful, with calm days and warm sunshine. However, it’s more likely that those who challenge the mountain will face howling winds, impressive snowfall and bitter cold
Thursday, January 2,2014
Vail’s top dog talks powder, work opportunities and why he still gets pumped every fall
Chris Jarnot skis like you’d expect someone who has spent nearly all of his adult life working in the ski industry does: fast, fluid, no bobbles or unnecessary movements, legs together, turns carved.
Thursday, December 26,2013
Local climber prepping to demo the often-overlooked sport of ice climbing at Sochi Olympics
In late August, Aaron Montgomery received some big news via email. The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, or UIAA, had officially selected him as an athlete to demonstrate ice climbing to the world during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Thursday, December 19,2013
Gail Storey on the next steps after the PCT
We hiked 20 miles a day up and down the steep mountains of California, Oregon and Washington; nearly died of thirst in the Mojave; kicked steps up icy slopes in the High Sierra; tried not to drown fording rapids; encountered a mountain lion and stumbled through lava fields and boulders as well as the landscape of our ever-shifting feelings.
Thursday, December 12,2013
David Rothman’s book of essays about skiing has plenty of days when perfect conditions set in, when the rumored miracles were right, when the previously impassable chutes open up. But mostly, it’s about everything else that happens around those days — the hundreds of days a year that aren’t perfect, and the people that live them out.
Thursday, December 5,2013
Epic Race is just one more way this Denver resident takes life to the limits
Joe Jensen has a habit of taking a joke to its limits — that’s how he’s ended up running for president, making his first SCUBA dive ever in a shark tank, claiming entries in the Guinness Book of World Records for most rounds of disc golf played in 24 hours, running a marathon and climbing the highest peak in the lower 48 states.