<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Continental drift]]> Somewhere over the more than two years of interviews that went into making 5 Races 5, Continents, which tracks toward the emotional core of trail running, the conversation among the filmmakers and one of their central subjects, Killian Jornet, turned to the growing popularity of the sport.]]> <![CDATA[Eric Larsen aims for pole position]]> Eric Larsen is at it again. The Boulder-based explorer and environmentalist has just returned to Colorado from Antarctica after an attempt to cycle to the South Pole, a project dubbed the Cycle South expedition.]]> <![CDATA[The art of tubing]]> The creek has been a time-honored escape from the heat of summer for decades. And with this year%uFFFDs heat lingering and looking like blasting us in an inferno through September, the creek is the obvious place to go to cool off..]]> <![CDATA[University of Colorado study finds that bumps travel]]> Moguls are a sneaky lot. When bumps are soft and troughs are clean, they turn mere mortals into undulating gods (thus the term “hero bumps”). But when the light is flat and the mounds are diamondhard lumps of ice, moguls become the harbingers of faceplants and the first step in funding your reconstructive knee surgeon’s vacation to Acapulco. It turns out they have another trick up their snowy sleeves: they like to move uphill.]]> <![CDATA[Engaging the natural brain]]> The winter solstice is here, and the season’s chilly weather has already driven most of Colorado’s flora and fauna to take cover inside. We — and our kids — however, don’t need to be deterred from connecting with the natural world because of the cold weather.]]> <![CDATA[Adventure Film]]> <![CDATA[A hammock/bug net for the wilds]]> <![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[Traveling with more than good intentions]]> On a visit back to his native country, on a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, Portland State University professor Bishupal Limbu remembers being uncomfortable because of his shoes. They were nice, they were meant for the occasion and the Australians he was trekking with had on similarly fancy boots.]]> <![CDATA[Something good from war]]> The 10th Mountain Division was an integral player in the rapid development of the Colorado ski industry during the second half of the 20th century. Some would argue it was the most important part. The veterans of the famous division were involved in the founding of Vail (Pete Seibert), Breckenridge (Bill Rounds) and Aspen (Friedl Pfeifer), as well as other related projects like Skiing Magazine (Dick Wilson), and the National Outdoor Leadership School (Paul Petzoldt).]]> <![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[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[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[Stay vigilant]]> This has been a winter of bi-polar conditions in Colorado’s mountains. Strong storms have alternated with warm, wet days to create some of the most unpredictable snow conditions in 20 years. As we turn the corner to spring, it’s important not to let your guard down when traveling in the backcountry.]]> <![CDATA[The sport of knaves]]> The attire is sun hats, plaid shirts and jeans. A line of pickups and Suburus are backed up to the field so people can tailgate. Two girls drive by in a John Deere golf cart shouting “Beer?” as a pit bull trots alongside nipping at the wheels. The teams on the field are delineated as red versus blue.]]> <![CDATA[MORE THAN 2-D]]> No question, the overarching goal of telling the history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley in a single film must have been daunting. This year, Sender Films is using the Reel Rock Film Tour, with its round-the-world schedule that includes hundreds of stops, to showcase.]]> <![CDATA[The traveler’s mindset]]> There is a rumor (online, at least) that Europeans scoff at the low number of Americans who hold passports. As the joke goes, Americans are world-fearing, isolated workaholics who would prefer to squeeze in an extra 15 hours of work a week than vacation for five weeks in Tuscany.]]> <![CDATA[Riding for a lifeline]]> You do not look like a person who has just biked over 100 kilometers,” Jan “Jano” Rohac of Greenways Travel Club told me, very matter-of-factly, in his thick Slovakian accent as I entered the Grand Hotel Matej in Banská tiavnica, Slovakia, after sunset.]]> <![CDATA[‘Days of My Youth’ explores the bliss of freeskiing]]> For a Coloradan, it’s a very familiar sight: skiers perched atop the mountain, staring health, down the crest, ready to launch into the abyss.]]> <![CDATA[Building and testing your mountain biking skills]]>