<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Climb aboard]]> On a chilly April morning, a school bus pulled up to the Alicia Sanchez Elementary School in Lafayette with some unusual cargo. It wasn’t full of children.]]> <![CDATA[Major New Climbing Route on Alaska's Mt. Dickey]]> At the beginning of April, John Frieh from Portland, Oregon, and Doug Shepherd from Los Alamos, New Mexico, completed a huge new ice line on the northeast face of Mt. Dickey in the Ruth Gorge of the Alaska Range. The two climbed the ca. 5,000-foot face in two long days, and then descended during the middle of their second night out.]]> <![CDATA[Two dead of hantavirus in Yosemite]]> A second death has been linked to an outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park, park officials announced, as roughly 1,700 people were exposed to the virus. There are two other confirmed cases.]]> <![CDATA[Riding the turkey boat]]> We left Vail just before 7 a.m. for the hour ride to the No Name exit in Glenwood Canyon. Stunning vistas and curving turns threatened to lull me back to sleep until Swanson, raft guide trainee and the person I had secretly put in charge of resuscitating me if I ended up swallowing copious amounts of mountain runoff, murmured, “That’s where we’ll be rafting today … right down there.”]]> <![CDATA[Vail Buys Kirkwood for $18 Million]]> Kirkwood has always been Lake Tahoe’s semi-hidden gem, with epic expert terrain, awesome backcountry, the best snow in the region, and a rustic downhome sensibility that’s all too rare in today’s corporate ski world. Well, the terrain, backcountry, and snow won’t change, but there’s every possibility the vibe will, because Kirkwood has just been purchased for $18 million by the most corporate of ski corporations, Vail Resorts.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong returns to cycling, runs Aspen mountain race]]> In his first public appearance since quitting his battle against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong rode in the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., on Aug. 25, placing second.]]> <![CDATA[Hidden danger at ski resorts]]> The trees at a ski resort beckon to skiers, an in-bounds playground where soft, deep and untouched snow can linger days after a snowstorm. Propelled by snowboards, fatter skis and the ceaseless quest for powder, more skiers than ever are venturing into this winter wonderland. Let the Texans on spring break ski the groomers. Real powder hounds know where to go to shred the gnar.]]> <![CDATA[Four hours, three adventures]]> As the heat of the summer starts to settle in, it’s time to think about escaping the sweltering pavements and overcrowded watering holes of Pearl Street. You won’t have to go far. Within four hours of Boulder, there are plenty of options to leave the crowds behind, cool off and find some elbow room. Here are three of our favorite escapes in summer.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Pushes to Add Wilderness]]> It might be late in the session in an election year, but Colorado’s senators continue to push for additional wilderness designations in the state, recognizing the economic and and environmental benefits of untrammeled land. Last week, Senator Michael Bennet introduced a bill to protect more than 100,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek Watershed, an area in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango.]]> <![CDATA[A dream come true]]> In 1996, mountain biking was finally beginning to hit its stride, evolving from a ragtag group of California hill bombers to a full-fledged Olympic sport in the Atlanta summer games.]]> <![CDATA[SLIDESHOW: Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge]]> December 15-18 brought some of the best winter athletes to Breckenridge to compete in the Winter Dew Tour, a three-stop competition. Boulder Weekly's Dane Cronin was there and took some sweet picture]]> <![CDATA[A mountain of preventive medicine]]> Nothing compares to the experience of being in the mountains at altitude, taking in the views, breathing crisp, clean air, hearing the first bubble of a stream at its nascent spring and seeing the tundra climate shrink our world down to miniature — tiny flowers, tiny shrubs, tiny pikas running among them. It’s priceless.]]> <![CDATA[No man overboard]]> The issues veterans face are — in some ways — as big and unmanageable as the Colorado River running through Cataract Canyon this spring. At up to 58,000 cubic feet per second, it was flipping so many rafts that passengers in a 12-foot paddleboat just had to expect to swim.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's eponymous sport]]> There was a time when people went bouldering only when they couldn't get away to rock climb. Bouldering - climbing rock formations and boulders low to the ground - was viewed as a way to improve one's technical skills and get a climbing fix between hitting more serious projects.]]> <![CDATA[Opinion: Outdoors companies need to step up for the environment]]> Outdoors companies benefit from the environment as directly as anyone, but their efforts to protect the planet aren't always enough.]]> <![CDATA[Denver resident continues search for her father, who went missing in Panama]]> The texture of Panama is changing once again, and as it shifts, an increasing number of reports of foreigners missing or murdered have been coming from the country. And in June, Bob Ehlert stopped returning calls and emails.]]> <![CDATA[Into the Earth]]> The hike started innocently enough: a well-trodden trail from a Utah campground near the small ski resort of Brianhead. Soon, though, we left the trail and started bushwhacking up a steep ridge. The terrain was rough.]]> <![CDATA[The high life for M. John Fayhee]]> Even if you are fluent in mountain-speak and can list all of the state’s 14ers in under a minute, grizzled high-country scribe M. John Fayhee has a book for you. Actually, two.]]> <![CDATA[Climb for kids]]> <![CDATA[The power of Pyramid Peak]]> Pyramid Peak, located just outside of Aspen, stands at 14,018 feet and is the 47th highest mountain in Colorado. In contrast to its aesthetically symmetrical neighbors, the Maroon Bells, Pyramid has a raw, jagged quality evidenced in the broken yet graceful lines that adorn the rugged peak. ]]>