Adventure

Nature’s already cool

A giant picture of a 9-year-old kid is projected onto the east wall of Denver’s flagship REI. He’s wearing a backwards hat, a popped...

A pilgrimage of transformation

Deep in the summer of 2008, Chandi Wyant was in the middle of a divorce when her appendix ruptured. She was also in the...

The independence of it

A few years ago, Jennifer Pyjas slipped into a coma after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant. It took a year in the hospital, but Pyjas recovered...

Transformed by the sea

Twelve minutes and thirty-eight seconds into Patagonia’s new film Fishpeople, you’re underwater in Tahiti, looking up at one of the world’s most powerful waves...

Until our dying day

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not...

Unraveling adventure

When you’re talking to John Huston, you wouldn’t think he’s crazy — at least not at first. His voice is even-keeled and gentle as...

To Roubaix or not to Roubaix

A few happy hours ago, I sat down with two cyclists to contemplate the Boulder Roubaix. “I’m comfortable with the dirt,” Scott Forrest says. He’s more...

Four spring ski and snowboard festivals you shouldn’t miss

It’s spring. The sun is out, the snow is soft and the decks... well, the decks are warm and the beer is cold. Spring...

Picking up the slack

On a clear, quiet day in July 2015, a group of University of Colorado Boulder students tightened a length of flat webbing between two...

Dystopia rising

It’s 9:30 at night, and my boss and I are trying to start a campfire in 3 feet of snow. Rumor at the saloon...

The outlaw: Mark Stefanowski

There are 23 students dispersed across three half-orderly rows along the linoleum floor. It’s just past 6 a.m., the air inside is heavy, almost...

A little bit of Canada comes to Colorado

Film festivals tend to stay put. Imagine how confusing it would be if the Cannes Film Festival was suddenly relocated to Bordeaux? What if...
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