<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![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[Far from tapping out]]> Carrie Barry worked for years to be the first American female boxer at the Olympics. It didn´t happen. Here´s how she bounced back.]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[Pushing a little bit harder]]> Maybe it's too soon to say, but Matt Cooke's story feels like the comeback story of the Pro Challenge. Cooke spent the first half of this season cycling in races around the U.S. as an amateur competitor after his pro team, Exergy, collapsed.]]> <![CDATA[Paddle through the parks]]> If the nation’s park units represent the heart of our natural legacy, the rivers flowing through them are the central arteries, the life-blood offering nourishment, habitat, shelter, and, of course, geological beginnings. Best yet for us visitors, they offer fun. As Water Rat says famously to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”]]> <![CDATA[Women's outdoor adventures: Changing choice]]> On a sunny September afternoon in Vedauwoo, Wyo., Mary Jackson stands addressing a group of six women, drawing three circles in the sand with the toe of her shoe.]]> <![CDATA[Youth prevails in USA Pro Challenge's high-climbing Stage Two]]> On Pro Challenge Stage Two’s final climb up Hoosier Pass, Lachlan Morton cranked up the speed in a move that saw him surge ahead not to win the stage, but to take the leader’s jersey into Stage Three of the race.]]> <![CDATA[A world running for a chance to walk again]]> University of Colorado graduate Thomas Cloyd has gone through painstaking changes in his life, both physically and mentally, after a spinal cord injury left him in a wheelchair. The May 4 World Run in Denver, a race organized to raise money for a cure for spinal cord injuries, has prompted Cloyd’s return to his former stomping grounds to do his part to get himself and so many others back on their feet.]]> <![CDATA[Bode Miller Launches New Adaptive Ski]]> Fresh off a 5th place finish in Bormio, Italy, last week, Bode Miller now stands atop the World Cup downhill standings. But what most people don’t know is that Miller is also currently leading the revolution in adaptive ski technology.]]> <![CDATA[Skating for a cause]]> His System Skateboarding shop, which opened on March 16 at 305 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 2, is holding a grand opening April 9-11. During the first two days, Childers plans to offer giveaways and free food and drink.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF 2013: Find, save, copy, paste]]> Imagine a trove of knowledge as vast and extensive as the famous Library of Alexandria, heralded for its archives of literature from antiquity and destroyed in the first centuries of the Common Era — burned, in the best of the legends about its destruction, in a fire that took six months to work through the documents that contained what was then the best and most comprehensive collection of the world’s knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[Wet!]]> The summer solstice means many things. For some, it's a chance to delve into their pagan roots. For others, it's an excuse to have a party.]]> <![CDATA[Chasing the big one]]> The weather on Denali can be beautiful, with calm days and warm sunshine. However, it’s more likely that those who challenge the mountain will face howling winds, impressive snowfall and bitter cold]]> <![CDATA[Climber Craig DeMartino asks, What rock bottom?]]> For 11 years, an attitude of refusing to let setbacks and disabilities sit him down on the couch once and for all means that Craig DeMartino is doing more — climbing harder, faster, stronger and smarter — than most people do with twice as many feet as he has.]]> <![CDATA[Portable Power from Brunton]]> <![CDATA[Log helps keep track of your work]]>