Adventure

A ‘Pretty Strong’ step

A few years ago, Julie Ellison stood at the base of a climb in Indian Creek. While waiting for the route to...

Snowshoe hot spots

It’s a shame that Boulder rarely holds enough winter snow to break out the snowshoes on a regular basis. On those occasions when we get significant snowfall, Boulder’s forested trails are a wonderful place to spend a powder day tromping through the woods...

Outdoor Retailer moves to Denver, bringing industry issues to light

When you stand in a building with 20,000 bustling people, the energy is palpable — like watching beer bubbles gently fizz in a glass....

Learning to let go

Bob Jamieson thinks he’s a regular guy. After a 30-foot fall shattered his ankle and broke some ribs, his back and a wrist three...

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...

Colorado’s 13ers

They are Colorado’s overlooked peaks. Hidden in the shadows of their larger cousins, Colorado’s 13ers number in the hundreds (637, to be exact). And while the 14ers get all the press, the diversity and challenges of these peaks are one of the state’s best-kept ...

From rescue to recovery

In 1997, Tom Wood sold everything he owned and cruised the long, flat road from Ohio to Colorado. He had no job, no place...

A day in the life of the Eldora Ski Patrol

The morning dawns clear and cold, the eastern sunrise kissing the peaks on the Continental Divide. Up at Eldora ski area, Travis Brock has...

Chasing dreams

The race was about to start, and all Laura Knoblach could think about was the fact that the swim she was about...

Swapping leads

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

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...

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...
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