Showing up to fear

Eclipsing fear

Adventure

What does it really take to run for 29 hours and...

My friend Aisha places a hand on each of my shoulders. “You got this,” she says. “You totally got this.” We’re standing in a campground...

What is CBD — and should I be using it?

From the front window of Runners High in Golden, Colorado, shoppers can see Lookout Mountain and the iconic “M” on Mount Zion. The tiny...

Three strikes you’re out

In 2015, on the fifth day of Ride the Rockies (RtR) — an epic multi-day, 465-mile supported bicycle tour of Colorado — I was...

A fresh pair of eyes

The following story presents another perspective of Emma Murray’s attempt to complete the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup, which Murray detailed in the July 26...

Where fear and anxiety collide

I was at the entrance to Devil’s Castle when the first lightning bolt struck. From where I stood, on the rocky ridge connecting Unnamed...

Bike-packing The Maze

It’s late morning, and the temperature’s already in the 80s — typical autumn weather for Utah. I cram enough food for a small Boy...

Fast, fun and functional

The headwind is powerful. It blows up the valley, scattering leaves, dust and debris, each gusting blast enough to send small children skyward. A...

Not more, just better

The morning after her wedding, Sunny Stroeer meets me at the South Mesa trailhead at 8 a.m. sharp. As I pull into the parking...

Ten Hut

It began with whine. And ended with wine. Little did I know how one would flow into the other as two excursions to Francie’s...

Climbing goes mainstream

The visual skyscrapers called the Flatirons that dominate our skyline have always attracted attention. From the first ascent of the third Flatiron by Earl...

The next step

I guess I’ve become the diversity person,” Jamie Logan says from her home in North Boulder. “Everything feels really good in my life, so I...

New friends to paint for

Sometime in late July 1934, a 29-year-old Clyfford Still packed his car with a few art supplies — rolls of green window shade in...
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