Adventure

Time trial stage extends van Garderen’s Pro Challenge lead

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The crowd got loud for Tejay van Garderen before the USA Pro...

Open doors, open eyes and change lives

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Thirty minutes outside New York City, on the road to the Shawangunk Mountains in upstate New York, Anthony DeJesus turned to his travel companions and said this was the farthest he’d ever been outside the city. Born and raised in the Bronx, he’d joined a gang as a ...

The drone-shooting rules

If approved by the Deer Trail Board of Trustees on Aug. 6, the seven-page ordinance drone-shooting ordinance drafted by Phillip Steel would...

Winter won’t slow you down if you’ve got the right gear

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Let's face it — with colder temps, waning daylight and expensive gym memberships, it’s all too easy to give up on a regular exercise routine this time of year. Thankfully for those of us who want to keep going, there are numerous gear options to help keep us warm, ...

No Al Canal!

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I asked our driver what he’d recently heard about the canal. He responded, “We’ve been hearing about the canal for 50 years.” We were driving...

Powder prophet

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Joel Gratz wants you to have the best day of your life. He wants you to frolic in powder snow. He wants you to soak up sunshine on top of a peak. He wants you to hike through wildflower-studded meadows with the perfect mountain breeze caressing your cheeks. He ...

Lindsey Vonn…Greatest Ski Racer Ever?

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Lindsey Vonn is a good ski racer. But how about this: “Lindsey Vonn is the greatest racer ever...

Many close calls later

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"It was a miracle really, that neither of us were killed,” says Simon Yates. “We were in this really narrow couloir on Makron Chhish, myself and another guy, when just a massive amount of rockfall started coming down...

The end of an uphill battle

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Usually, when someone repeatedly tells you no, you eventually take your energy elsewhere, the probability of a yes getting shelved with other dashed dreams....

Knocked out, but still standing

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Roy Leckonby is happy. He’s lounging in the corner of a Boulder restaurant, sipping a beer and eating Mexican food. He’s smiling and laughing and soaking up the moment...

Colorado’s two heli-skiing operators share the same mountain range, the same...

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The first thing you notice are the mountains. They’re rough and jagged, and they stand tall against the rising sun, etching patterns in the sky. The second thing you notice, because it sits right in front of you, is the helicopter. A bird, waiting to take fight, with...

Climber Glen Denny reflects on Yosemite’s golden era

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Staring at one of Glen Denny’s iconic black-and-white photographs from the Yosemite Valley, it takes a while to spot the nearly microscopic climbers hidden in the details...