Adventure

How to get a name like Snorkel

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More people have traveled to space than have completed the “Triple Crown” of hiking, the cumulative mileage of all three of the U.S.’s premiere...

A game of patience

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When Tyler Kempney and Wes Fowler set out for Longs Peak in October 2018, they weren’t sure what they might find. But the pair...

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...

The grizzly gear testers

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The grizzly towered over RovR’s Colorado 85 cooler: It’s humped back hunched, front paws placed squarely on the cooler’s lid, the beast pressed downwards...

There’s more than one way to be a cowboy

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It was late February 2016, and from what Steven Wiersma could tell, the bull had to be close to 1,900 pounds, having been on...

Record-setting Raboutous

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I’ve never even thought about being old,” says Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, a former world champion rock climber who, now at age 53, still manages to...

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 and made a...

The long way up

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I’m out the door by 1 a.m., heading north from South Boulder. I dodge drunk CU students just coming in for the night as...

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 to embark...

Death Hollow, Utah

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On March 26, bestselling indie-author Scott Stillman’s second book, Nature’s Silent Message — a collection of introspective essays about his mostly-solo backpacking adventures across...

The human factor

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In 2005, Michelle Vanek disappeared while hiking Mount of the Holy Cross, her first attempt to summit one of Colorado’s infamous fourteeners. Only three...

Climbing Colorado’s couloirs

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By definition, a couloir is a steep gorge cut into the side of a mountain. Couloirs constitute the artistry of the hills, carving out massive grooves that often define the character of a mountain. Some peaks are lined with sheer vertical streaks, capped off with ...