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Thursday, October 30,2014

Depth of anatomy

An exploration into a rare community cadaver lab

By Cayte Bosler
The cadaver is far smaller than I expected. It rests wrapped in green towels, face up on a silver table in a small, uncluttered space. Small incisions separate the skin from the subcutaneous tissue, exposing a yellowish, fatty layer protecting the muscle wall.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Traveling with more than good intentions

Why well-meaning adventurites and volunteers sometimes do more harm than good, and how one local adventure company intends to set a better example

By Cassie Moore
On a visit back to his native country, on a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, Portland State University professor Bishupal Limbu remembers being uncomfortable because of his shoes. They were nice, they were meant for the occasion and the Australians he was trekking with had on similarly fancy boots.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Riding for a lifeline

A biking trip to explore a family’s Slovakian roots takes some surprising turns 

By Adam Perry
You do not look like a person who has just biked over 100 kilometers,” Jan “Jano” Rohac of Greenways Travel Club told me, very matter-of-factly, in his thick Slovakian accent as I entered the Grand Hotel Matej in Banská tiavnica, Slovakia, after sunset.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Allies in the Horse Nation

Nonprofit ‘Tipi Raisers’ reach Boulder on 400-mile horseback journey

By Cecelia Gilboy
I was spending the day riding with participants in a 400-mile ride that’s now passing Boulder en route to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Adventure Film

The Adventure Film Festival is a celebration of adventures in their many forms and a bolster to support “the heroic journey and the narrative of adventure as a force for awakening and change.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Rising above Rio

Film shows kids from favelas climbing away from gangs, drugs

By Elizabeth Miller
From one of the largest slums in Rio de Janiero, a twin set of granite cones, called the Two Brothers, rises a thousand feet toward the sky. The favela — the slum — below creeps up the hillside until the cliffs become too steep for houses and instead make a place for some of Brazil’s world class climbs.
Thursday, October 2,2014

The traveler’s mindset

Boulder resident will encourage the public at TEDx to get a passport and embrace fear and discomfort in the everyday

By Cassie Moore
There is a rumor (online, at least) that Europeans scoff at the low number of Americans who hold passports. As the joke goes, Americans are world-fearing, isolated workaholics who would prefer to squeeze in an extra 15 hours of work a week than vacation for five weeks in Tuscany.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Something good from war

Learn about the men who made Colorado skiing great

By Hudson Lindenberger
The 10th Mountain Division was an integral player in the rapid development of the Colorado ski industry during the second half of the 20th century. Some would argue it was the most important part. The veterans of the famous division were involved in the founding of Vail (Pete Seibert), Breckenridge (Bill Rounds) and Aspen (Friedl Pfeifer), as well as other related projects like Skiing Magazine (Dick Wilson), and the National Outdoor Leadership School (Paul Petzoldt).
Thursday, September 18,2014

Mushroom hunter

Wild foraging is a growing pastime but it should be done carefully

By Cassie Moore
We are in a mixed pine and aspen forest at about 8,000 feet. We walk slowly, scanning the ground for signs of the golden fungus we intend to pile high in our wicker basket. We have seen everything we don’t want — russulas, puffballs and trash.
Thursday, September 11,2014

‘Days of My Youth’ explores the bliss of freeskiing

By Michael J. Casey
For a Coloradan, it’s a very familiar sight: skiers perched atop the mountain, staring health, down the crest, ready to launch into the abyss.