<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![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[Sagan takes his second stage victory in third day of USA Pro Challenge]]> Peter Sagan spent his day buried in the peloton, saving up his speed for the final push to the finish, emerging out of a chaotic field of sprinters to take the win for Stage Three of the USA Pro Challenge.]]> <![CDATA[Water tested]]> What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs swimming across the English Channel? Philippe Croizon.]]> <![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[Professional at a higher level]]> Waters talks about this season’s challenge with the familiarity and perspective of a pro walking off the links at the Masters. He’s not priming a fairway shot or reading the green, but his view shares the absorption of technical details and evaluation of risk often seen with toptier performers in their field.]]> <![CDATA[The modern-day climber?]]> Falling didn’t used to be a part of climbing rules. You couldn’t fall. If you did, your life was in peril. “Now I look at climbing as if you’re not falling you’re not trying hard enough,” says Tommy Caldwell, famed rock climber from Estes Park and part of the Dawn Wall duo that completed the alleged hardest rock climb in history earlier this year. “I suppose that’s because of the changes in technology.”]]> <![CDATA[On the trail to recovery]]> 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.]]> <![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[Wet for 50:]]> The river starts as nothing, just a trickle of snowmelt in the high Rockies, the wet drops of a winter’s precipitation falling off of lichen-covered rocks, streaking cliffs in dark zebra stripes of moisture. But it grows bigger quickly. The tributaries, both large and small, feed the monster, until the drops all flow together under the same name: The Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Mushroom hunter]]> We are in a mixed pine and aspen forest at about 8,000 feet. We walk slowly, scanning the ground for signs of the golden fungus we intend to pile high in our wicker basket. We have seen everything we don’t want — russulas, puffballs and trash.]]> <![CDATA[Collapsible dog bowl is great for going hiking with Fido]]> <![CDATA[To the rescue — if necessary]]> Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMRG), the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the Boulder Police Department and the fire departments from several local communities are coordinating rescue plans for the Boulder County portion of the USA Pro Cycling...]]> <![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[All grown up]]> And this year the little town of Ouray in southwestern Colorado is going to be throwing a pretty big party. The town, which hosts their annual Ouray Ice Festival from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, is celebrating two decades on the ice.]]> <![CDATA[Mind the gap]]> And Americans stayed tuned in when news rolled out that the women were awarded $2 million for their win. That’s not so bad until you compare it to the $35 million the German men’s team was awarded after their World Cup victory in 2014. And just to drive the point home: the U.]]> <![CDATA[Chasing the White Horse]]> Micah True was a man to be run after. When Christopher McDougall chased him down to write Born to Run, he followed an elusive trail of clues through desert canyons. Time and again he heard that True, the man called Caballo Blanco, the White Horse, had just been there.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder author recounts how hiking the Pacific Crest Trail changed her life]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Author J. Grigsby Crawford's 'The Gringo' takes a raw look at Peace Corps]]> Only a few weeks into a two-year Peace Corps program, Boulder native J. Grigsby Crawford received a text from his host that read, “Turn off your light and go to sleep. It’s very important that you stay quiet and don’t leave your room.” Outside the house were men in ski masks with guns. They wanted to kidnap Crawford.]]> <![CDATA[Winning without the battle]]> <![CDATA[All-terrain dog boots]]>