Adventure

A ‘Pretty Strong’ step

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

Outdoor Retailer moves to Denver, bringing industry issues to light

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

Snowshoe hot spots

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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...

Learning to let go

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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?

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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

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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 ...

A day in the life of the Eldora Ski Patrol

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

From rescue to recovery

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

Chasing dreams

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

Kyle Richardson sets new speed records soloing First and Third Flatirons

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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...

Swapping leads

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

A six-legged team

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The day the stay-at-home policies were announced in Boulder, Michael Stone was at Whole Foods. He had his new 2-year-old yellow...