Adventure

Out of a housing crisis, into vans

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In mountain communities throughout Colorado, people are adopting “van life” as a means of recreation, but also quite often it’s out of necessity. For...

Jonny Copp, living long

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In July of 2009, Boulder Theater plotted its marquee letters to read: LONG LIVE JONNY COPP. The Boulder Theater marquis: "Long Live Jonny Copp" Weeks...

Bike-packing The Maze

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It’s late morning, and the temperature’s already in the 80s — typical autumn weather for Utah. I cram enough food for a small Boy...

Performance — and sex appeal

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The Lange Legacy: Innovative boot design and innovative advertising were the hallmarks of this former Boulder company...

A ‘gated community’ for the adventure inclined

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The first time Ty Seufer made an offer to William Koch (yes, that William Koch, of the famously wealthy Koch dynasty) for the 805-acre...

A climber’s paradise

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I’m swinging from the top of the tallest route at the brand-new Earth Treks Englewood facility, my camera in tow. Looking down at the...

Out from below

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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 a smashed...

Appalling incompetence and majestic triumph on Longs Peak

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As I climbed the steps to Wayne’s condo, I expected him to be thrilled at my news. Wayne was an experienced Boulder climber, and...

Hometown Hero: Nell Rojas

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One morning in March, low clouds hung heavy over the springy rubber track behind Boulder’s Manhattan Middle School of Arts. It was a perfect...

Call of the Wild

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When George Dirth was in elementary school, his mother, Lisa, picked him up early from school on Friday afternoons. They’d head to the tiny...

The queen of offwidth climbing

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Most forms of rock climbing are a lot like dancing — almost balletic in the delicate, precise, graceful moves involved. A beautiful waltz with...

The outlaw: Mark Stefanowski

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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...