<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Venturing out of the box]]> The only thing standing between the complete merger of myself and corporate bliss was a persistent internal hourglass. You know the one. It measures and evaluates the roles we assume in life.]]> <![CDATA[THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF ALL: LIFE]]> Boulder is full of the intense, the extreme, the committed. People who climb the highest mountains and kayak the most dangerous rivers. People who jump the biggest cliff and grapple with remote rock faces. In this swirling milieu of the hardcore it’s easy to overlook John Georgis.]]> <![CDATA[It's almost that time again]]> Skiing is seductive enough, the classic Cloudveil commercial featuring the prototypical ski bum handing over his resume %uFFFD 2009/Dishwasher/ Jackson Hole, 2008/Dishwasher/Alta, 2007/Dishwasher/Mammoth %uFFFD captures it, but every year the resorts of Colorado make it that much more difficult to focus on gainful employment.]]> <![CDATA[Still recovering, Lyons proud to host 13th Outdoor Games]]> Although Cordova moved to California seven years ago to better his career in BMX, he still has plenty of family in and around Longmont. The homecoming, which the Lyons Outdoor Games’ yearly invite provides Cordova, makes the competition especially significant to the local icon.]]> <![CDATA[Pedaling higher]]> In the launch of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado will challenge France for the title of toughest race in the world, putting 128 cyclists to a grueling test against fierce climbs that crisscross Colorado mountain passes, long distances and an uphill time trial. The race, which starts on Aug. 22 in Colorado Springs, will draw top cyclists from around the world, including Boulder resident Tom Danielson.]]> <![CDATA[Allies in the Horse Nation]]> I was spending the day riding with participants in a 400-mile ride that’s now passing Boulder en route to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.]]> <![CDATA[Road is hikers' lament, jeepers' delight]]> Sorry, guys, just a little rock in the road there.” The “rock,” a German shepherd-size boulder, jarred us, but it was otherwise no match for Jess Caton’s hand-built, heavily modified Jeep. The road is one of the worst — or best, depending on your interest in rock crawling — in Colorado, the often-loathed, sometimes-controversial forest track known as Lake Como Road.]]> <![CDATA[Building dreams]]> Well, it is something - a mass of rock and ice with scattered alder bushes and some evergreens. But the small sub-peak is dwarfed by its Alaskan neighbors. It seems a strange place for a ski area. The closest large population base is Anchorage, nearly two hours away.]]> <![CDATA[Olympic mountain: Colorado's Beaver Creek]]> In 1976, Colorado voters were asked a simple question: “Should the state host the Winter Olympics?” The future governor Dick Lamm, answer was “no.” The no vote was a shocker. Orchestrated by who was a state representative at the time, and fellow rep Bob Jackson, the anti-Olympic movement of the ’70s found sympathetic ears in voters concerned about uncontrolled growth along the Front Range and out of control costs. ]]> <![CDATA[Rising above Rio]]> From one of the largest slums in Rio de Janiero, a twin set of granite cones, called the Two Brothers, rises a thousand feet toward the sky. The favela — the slum — below creeps up the hillside until the cliffs become too steep for houses and instead make a place for some of Brazil’s world class climbs.]]> <![CDATA[Free National Parks app released]]> 'Not everyone lugs their computer with them on vacation, and with Chimani on your smartphone, it's easy to read the latest from the Traveler,' said Repanshek.]]> <![CDATA[New kid on the mountain]]> When Liz Bailey first clipped her boots into a pair of dual snowboards two months ago, she was a little skeptical. An avid snowboarder, she wasn’t quite sure how these things on her feet would change the experience of gliding down the mountain.]]> <![CDATA[A good feeling]]> From yurts to tents to the luxury of Altoona, backcountry huts in Montana is a trend that has been inspired by the rich array of options in other states, particularly Colorado, with its famed 10th Mountain Hut system.]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Covering higher ground]]> In 2010, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Eric Weihenmayer’s ascent of Mount Everest as the only blind man to climb the world’s tallest mountain, the same team who went with him reassembled to do a commemorative trip.]]> <![CDATA[Far from tapping out]]> Carrie Barry worked for years to be the first American female boxer at the Olympics. It didnīt happen. Hereīs how she bounced back.]]> <![CDATA[Hope on the St. Vrain]]> There was no expectation in this fishing trip; I was prepared to be disappointed. But the day was warm and sometimes it’s enough to stand in the river’s cool current and go through the motions. Trout were, it seemed, out of the question but there was a part of me that thought just maybe something had survived the monster flood of 2013.]]> <![CDATA[HALLOWED GROUND]]> We catch our first sight of the peak after traversing the very passable and amazingly scenic Kebler Pass dirt road, the back door into Crested Butte. As we enter the historic Colorado mining town, it’s impossible not to look past the restored Victorians and the funky shacks to the jagged mountain that gave this town its name.]]> <![CDATA[Carrying on with a heavy load]]> For Lakpa Rita Sherpa, there was no question. After five of his men died on the side of Everest in the avalanche that swept down its slopes on April 18, he had two things to do — take the body of a friend home, and then come back to Base Camp to tell his team that for him, the season was over.]]> <![CDATA[Pedal on up]]> At the end of the cycling season a year after Timmy Duggan rode on the U.S. Olympic cycling team, he chose to retire. He was just 31 years old and on the edge of what could have been his best cycling years.]]> <![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.]]>