<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Gone to the dogs]]> Mountainsmith went to the dogs years ago. Many a stylish pooch has been spotting wearing the classic K-9 dog pack designed by the Golden-based gear manufacturer. This year, bipeds and quadrupeds alike were introduced to Mountainsmith’s new line of tents, sleeping bags and backcountry dog beds — and what is more classic Colorado than a backpacking adventure with your favorite mutt?]]> <![CDATA[Tom Danielson grabs win in USA Pro Challenge stage 3]]> Tom Danielson declared Tuesday night that he was glad to have the climb to Mt. Crested Butte behind him and to “move on to the parts of the race I like the most.”]]> <![CDATA[Get in step with snowshoeing]]> Inspired by Mother Nature's best adaptations, such as the snowshoe hare's oversized hind feet, humankind developed the first snowshoes roughly 6,000 years ago, and we've been merrily making our oversized tracks in the snow ever since..]]> <![CDATA[Getting wet]]> Blame it on Boulder. At least that’s where author, adventurer and Boulder native Eugene Buchanan lays responsibility for an interesting, eclectic life that has taken him around the globe in search of steep rapids on remote rivers and some not so steep and rapid.]]> <![CDATA[Beaver Creek's varied terrain, open runs set resort apart]]> In less than three hours, we’d covered nearly a horizontal mile of terrain. We’d enjoyed speedy lift lines, wide-open runs, and were left breathless from the views. All before a mid-afternoon, mid-mountain lunch. Yes, Beaver Creek – a two-and-a-half hour drive west of Boulder along I-70 – was impressive.]]> <![CDATA[Climb for kids]]> <![CDATA[Great Sand Dunes and the Spanish Peaks]]> As the first snows dust the Front Range with the promise of winter, we bid farewell to the summer hiking season. Trekking in the chilly air has its own charm to be certain, but if you still hanker for one more summer-style weekend, head south to the impressive Spanish Peaks and Great Sand Dunes National Park.]]> <![CDATA[Ride, run and, above all, race]]> Hour-long cyclocross races are held on technical, hilly circuits and demand a high level of bike handling skill and physical fitness.]]> <![CDATA[Ice in their veins]]> They say every scar has a story to tell, and in ice climbing, a sport which requires its athletes to wear 24 sharp points on their feet while wielding an axe in each hand when suspended high above the ground, climbers often have more than a few of both scars and stories.]]> <![CDATA[From Elbert to Everest]]> The New Year’s resolution on Jon Kedrowski’s calendar probably read something like this: Do everything!]]> <![CDATA[Power up your workouts]]> <![CDATA[Van Garderen wins USA Pro Challenge]]> Tejay Van Garderen finished the USA Pro Challenge with a 90 second lead on his chaser, fellow BMC rider Mathias Frank, taking the win in the overall race.]]> <![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[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[Pro Mountain Biker Kelli Emmett at home on the trails]]> It's a surface that has played a substantial role in her life. She spent a good chunk of her childhood laboring on the family's apple farm in Plymouth, Mich. When she wasn't mowing fields, picking apples or pruning her share of the orchard's 15,000 trees, odds were good she was turning laps on an old dirt bike.]]> <![CDATA[Running Wild]]> That%uFFFDs the Wild West Relay race in a nutshell. Pain, suffering and blisters are guaranteed, new shoes after the race are optional. The pain is made easier by the fact that the Wild West is a relay. That means that you%uFFFDll get some sleep. You%uFFFDll be able to share your suffering with others.]]> <![CDATA[Yoga can be a circus]]> Yoga as play is something Hall takes seriously. Which seems all the more incongruous in that he%uFFFDs teaching it in one of the United States%uFFFD oldest and most respected Ashtanga studios, the Yoga Workshop founded in Boulder by master teacher Richard Freeman in 1987.]]> <![CDATA[Golden child: Young Boulder skier John Leonard]]> If you haven’t heard of John Leonard, don’t worry. The talented 18-year-old athlete hasn’t exploded onto the action sports scene, yet.]]> <![CDATA['Pedal a revolution']]> Americans today may have a tough time imagining a woman riding a bicycle as taboo, but it was not too long ago that a female riding a bike was considered a sign of promiscuity and immorality.]]> <![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.]]>