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Thursday, May 5,2011

Climber Glen Denny reflects on Yosemite’s golden era

By James Dziezynski
Another photo highlights a collection of suspect gear: old ropes that seem more appropriate as clotheslines, battered pitons, thicksoled workman's boots and no harnesses to speak of. The serenity and clarity of Denny's photos contrasts sharply with the 1,000-foot drops and perilous anchors that define Yosemite's world-famous climbing walls.
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Thursday, March 17,2011

Outdoor Tech Evolution

Gadgets get more powerful, more affordable and easier to use

By James Dziezynski
Film photography seems so quaint in this age of rapidly evolving technology, though the nostalgic charm is somewhat diminished as I flip through photo after photo. There we are, my friends and I, with eyes closed on the summits of mountains or with big fat thumbs obscuring an otherwise stunning sunset.
Thursday, March 3,2011

It's not about the bike

Open space trail debate brings up larger issues

By James Dziezynski
Boulder's pristine Open Space trails are on the threshold of imminent destruction by an army of adrenaline-fueled, devil-may-care mountain bikers whose insatiable need for speed will inevitably leave behind a wake of flattened children, smashed hikers and scorched earth wherever they seek their hedonistic thrills.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Colorado dog sledding with Mountain Musher

By James Dziezynski
It's a cold, misty morning in western Colorado. The hypnotic silence, embellished by waves of rolling icefog, is broken by the grinding growl of the customized dog transport vehicle emerging through the haze.
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Thursday, January 27,2011

Boulder Mountainbike Alliance launches new website

By James Dziezynski
The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance was formed in 1991 (originally called the Boulder Offroad Alliance) to give mountain bikers a unified voice in matters pertaining to Boulder County trail use. As advocates of responsible trail patronage, the organization has contributed to the creation and maintenance of many local mountain bike trails.
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Thursday, January 13,2011

Exploring Colorado's backcountry huts

By James Dziezynski
Europe's first backcountry huts were ugly, practical things, hastily made by shepherds who sought shelter from harsh mountain storms. With the onset of winter, the flocks would be brought to lower elevations and the mountain shelters would be all but forgotten for the season.
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Thursday, December 9,2010

Get in step with snowshoeing

By James Dziezynski
Inspired by Mother Nature's best adaptations, such as the snowshoe hare's oversized hind feet, humankind developed the first snowshoes roughly 6,000 years ago, and we've been merrily making our oversized tracks in the snow ever since..
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Thursday, November 4,2010

In the shadow of Denali

Survivors of deadly 1967 climb reunite in Boulder

By James Dziezynski
In 1967, a joint team of climbers from Colorado and Seattle embarked on a mission to scale the highest point on the continent: 20,323-foot Mount McKinley (also known by its native name Denali). Of the 12 men who set out on the arduous trek to the fabled summit, only five returned alive.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Winter cycling essentials

By James Dziezynski
As temperatures drop and daylight wanes, many cyclists hang up their bikes for the season and retreat to the sweaty comfort of spinning class. But with winter temps averaging in the mid-40s and plenty of Rocky Mountain sunshine before dusk, dedicated riders can enjoy cranking out miles all year long.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Gear up for winter camping

By James Dziezynski
To some, the idea of spending a night outdoors in the cold, dark heart of winter is a miserable notion. But with the right gear and proper technique, the seldom-seen winter wilderness offers a pristine world of snowy marvels and crystalline, star-filled nights.
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