<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Who you gonna call?]]> Chris Klinga’s response, after coming down hundreds of feet of vertical rock face and scree field, crossing a river and riding an ambulance to an air-evac flight, and arriving at the hospital five hours after a 250-pound boulder landed on top of him while rock climbing in Eldorado Canyon, is that the rescue team, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, did everything right.]]> <![CDATA[The emerging tenkara, a simplistic fly-fishing technique]]> Usually the talk of the town in fly fishing is something progressive, like the next big deal in reel technology, but surprisingly the tenkara method boasts a more simplistic approach, where only a rod, a line and fly, are used. Tenkara purists take the minimalistic concept one step further.]]> <![CDATA[Golden child: Young Boulder skier John Leonard]]> If you haven’t heard of John Leonard, don’t worry. The talented 18-year-old athlete hasn’t exploded onto the action sports scene, yet.]]> <![CDATA[Dancer in the wild]]> High up on the southern side of Bear Peak at the southwestern edge of Boulder, the rock feature known as The Maiden hooks from the ground toward the western horizon. The west, overhanging face became the stage for an unlikely aerial play — a solo aerial dancer.]]> <![CDATA[Stay alert for flash flood risk]]> Flash floods occur when excessive water rapidly fills dry creeks or riverbeds. A creek only six inches deep in mountainous areas can swell to a 10-foot deep raging river in less than an hour by a thunderstorm packing intense rainfall.]]> <![CDATA[Yeti Cycles announce Big Mountain Enduro Series]]> 2012 marks the arrival of America’s Enduro scene. This week Yeti Cycles and subsidiary Bigfoot Productions have announced a race series called The Big Mountain Enduro Series, squarely aimed at all-mountain riders. The series will be anchored by an event with the clout of those established in Europe: The Whole Enchilada Enduro in Moab, UT.]]> <![CDATA[A bolt out of the blue]]> When she made the choice to call climbing to an end that day at Vedauwoo, a rock climbing area in southern Wyoming, Emily Isaacs was making what she saw as a conservative call on safety. Most of the 12- to 13-year-old girls on The Women’s Wilderness Institute trip she was working as a rock tech for had climbed by lunch, and while they were eating, Isaacs, a wilderness therapist and professional rock climbing guide, started to see the traces of a storm on the horizon.]]> <![CDATA[Where there’s a cause, there’s a runner]]> While it’s too late to get involved with the Wild West Relay this year, you can ink in the event for next year. Learn more at wildwestrelay. com, where you can also sign up as a runner or team for next year’s event, see course maps and descriptions and learn more about how to get involved with both racing or volunteering via Volunteers For A Cause.]]> <![CDATA[Snow wonder: Ski film 'Valhalla' captures the joy of a powder quest]]> Rumor has it the first snow has fallen on the high peaks in Colorado — just a dusting, a promise of things to come. The bubble of hope and possibility rising in the chests of every would-be ski bum at the thought of that is what the latest film from Sweetgrass Productions, Valhalla, looks to latch onto and lift the ski industry to new heights.]]> <![CDATA[In the shadow of Denali]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Offthegridsurvival.com]]> Planning your next outdoors adventure? Try going to a new website, Offgridsurvival.com, devoted to helping you stay safe in any outdoors situation.]]> <![CDATA[Leave It To Beaver]]> 'Not exactly roughing it' is the spot-on slogan - nope, not exactly. BC gets gold stars for service at every turn. The bus drivers flash the pearly whites, the lifties exude a Deepak Choprah level of contentment, and the ski instructors radiate a level of professionalism on par with your average thoracic surgeon.]]> <![CDATA[Now Try This: Climbing a 14er]]> <![CDATA[Record in sight for World Cycle Racing competitor]]> Just over over two months on from their departure in Greenwich, London, the contenders of the World Cycle Racing Grand Tour bidding to become the new round-the-world record holder looks to have been whittled down to one.]]> <![CDATA[Finding the flow]]> What defines a flow trail? Let’s think back to the halcyon days of a kid’s summer, dripping popsicles, scabbed knees and all. Remember the big hill in your neighborhood where the local tough guys and girls built milk-crate jumps and effortlessly aired in banana-seat high style?]]> <![CDATA[An ode to the canine life]]> John Fayhee’s always had dogs, he says, in part because it’s behavior for a good citizen — rescue a mutt that might otherwise have a grim future at the end of the line in a shelter and give it a life that includes lots of time in the mountains and it’s giving that dog a winning ticket for the dog lottery. But there’s also a question of what having a dog around adds to your perspective.]]> <![CDATA[Pro Mountain Biker Kelli Emmett at home on the trails]]> It's a surface that has played a substantial role in her life. She spent a good chunk of her childhood laboring on the family's apple farm in Plymouth, Mich. When she wasn't mowing fields, picking apples or pruning her share of the orchard's 15,000 trees, odds were good she was turning laps on an old dirt bike.]]> <![CDATA[The golden season]]> The shoulder season could use a PR makeover. Too many people think autumn is a time to stay home between summer camping and winter skiing and snowmobiling. They pack up their camping gear after Labor Day and wait for the snow to fly. But it really makes no sense.]]> <![CDATA[Dancer in the wild]]> High up on the southern side of Bear Peak at the southwestern edge of Boulder, the rock feature known as The Maiden hooks from the ground toward the western horizon. The west, overhanging face became the stage for an unlikely aerial play — a solo aerial dancer.]]> <![CDATA[Dog training 101: Swimming]]> —Then take them to a small pond and while working them on heel, throw the bummer out in the pond. Make sure a line is attached to it. Put it close to shore and each time the dog goes in shallow water to get it, throw it out just a little further..]]>