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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.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: The great Colorado ski area over view

By James Dziezynski
Its one of the wonderful problems to have in Colorado: picking the best place to ski or snowboard. Colorado boasts 26 major ski areas that range from the modest Howelsen Hill to the epic bowls of Vail. Picking the best ones for your style, budget and time can be tricky.
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Thursday, October 14,2010

Great Sand Dunes and the Spanish Peaks

By James Dziezynski
As the first snows dust the Front Range with the promise of winter, we bid farewell to the summer hiking season. Trekking in the chilly air has its own charm to be certain, but if you still hanker for one more summer-style weekend, head south to the impressive Spanish Peaks and Great Sand Dunes National Park.
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Thursday, September 16,2010

High school cycling league pedals into inaugural season

By James Dziezynski
I am absolutely thrilled that the mountain bike community, coaches, riders and parents are supporting this endeavor with such a high level of involvement, says Rau. I believe this will be the largest field of mountain bike racers in grades 9-12 in Colorado history.
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Thursday, September 16,2010

Elevated Reflections on the fourmile fire

By James Dziezynski
One of the more poignant memoirs Ive read concerns a group of French soldiers in World War I. The men lost their way en route to the battlefield and mistakenly ascended a high, steep ridge. From that unintentionally safe vantage point, they witnessed the horrendous slaughter of their comrades in the valley below.
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Thursday, August 26,2010

Two for the price of One

By James Dziezynski
Linking together peaks on Colorado’s mountains is a great way to double — or triple or quadruple — your fun in the high country. Whether combining the lofty summits of 14ers or traversing humble hometown hills in Boulder, bagging bonus peaks gives added value to your wilderness excursions.
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Thursday, August 12,2010

Get Fat

By James Dziezynski
Boulder County’s mountain biking has enjoyed a steady evolution in the past five years. Led by the relentless efforts of the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA), the network of trails available to fat-tire enthusiasts has grown and expanded the variety of riding in our backyard.
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