Chasing dreams

Adventure

My 100-game season

My baseball loyalty was irrevocably formed in 1961 at the tender and impressionable age of six when the Washington Senators relocated...

Out from below

Have you ever wondered what would happen to you if you woke up at the bottom of a remote, 2,000-foot-deep canyon with...

Skateboards, snowboards and centers of gravity

This is a story about snowboarding. A story about skateboarding and concrete and chairlift rides. A story about halfpipes and rail jams...

Swapping leads

In 1964, as fall began a chilly dissolve into winter, Dave Rearick and I drove the 11-plus miles up Boulder Canyon...

Learning from a once-a-century avalanche cycle

For Brian Lazar and many of his co-workers at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), the first two weeks of March 2019...

A 4-year-old kid just skied every month for a year

Charlie Leckonby is a skier. And, like most hardcore skiers, he’s always up for a trip to the hill to make some...

Kyle Richardson sets new speed records soloing First and Third Flatirons

At 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 9, Kyle Richardson stands next to the water fountain outside Chautauqua’s Ranger Cottage. He’s wearing his signature...

Cushy car camping

Let’s face it: Astro vans and Prius sedans are not the first adventure rigs of choice when it comes to Boulder’s outdoor...

Learning to fall

When you fall from something taller than a door frame, don’t tense up, don’t get rigid. As airy nothingness swoops in, however...

From sea to peak

The mountain known as K2 is also known as “Savage Mountain.” Its sheer, jagged slopes rise from Pakistan’s Karakoram Valley floor and...

Running local

There’s climbing all the Colorado 14ers — which typically takes a few years and culminates in the right to wear an “I...

Metamorphosis

My hand slipped from the hold. I peeled away from the rock and watched as my alpine draw engaged, unexpectedly extended...
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