• Summer Sunday: Sneffels Highline

    1 week ago.

    In Telluride, dates out can be a little different. Those of us who live in the mountains are a strange breed. We love snow and ice as much as a cool chardonnay. We seek new trails like those in the…

  • SUMMER SUNDAY: Trail Therapy

    2 weeks ago.

    There are lots of ways to improve your mental health. There’s the traditional method of going to a counselor. The unhealthy method of drinking a bottle of wine. Or the expensive method, indulging in some retail/shopping therapy. But the best…

  • 100-Mile Bike Race to Debut in Telluride

    3 weeks ago.

    Saturday, July 19, 6 a.m., the inaugural field for the Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race will ceremoniously roll through the picturesque box canyon before tackling the course’s most difficult ascent up Black Bear Pass – a climb that peaks out at…

  • Yeti's First Soft-sided Cooler Available in October

    3 weeks ago.

    From Outside Magazine: "Fishing guides and festival goers take note: High-end cooler maker Yeti just revealed its first soft-sided cooler, the 5.2-gallon Hopper that’s sealed with a waterproof drysuit zipper." It’s got an inch-and-a-half of heavy-duty closed-cell foam for insulation…

  • As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

    4 weeks ago.

    Here are several excerpts from an article (including a podcast) by Sasha Khokha, the California Report Central Valley Bureau Chief at KQED in San Francisco, about Yosemite Park turning 150: Yosemite National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada, is celebrating the…

  • Empire of Rock, China's Supercaves

    4 weeks ago.

    In the above picture, climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China’s Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a collapsed cave.  Sightseers have an easier option; a paved walkway to a viewpoint beneath the arch, then…

  • Summer Sunday: Why June is the Best Month in Telluride

    4 weeks ago.

    My husband and I have a disagreement. He says September. I say June. The debate is over our favorite month in Telluride. He favors the crisp days and cold nights of early fall. The shift in leaves from deep August…

  • Gliding Over Telluride With "Glider Bob"

    4 weeks ago.

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to "glide" above Telluride with Glider Bob?  Well, this video may be as close as you can get to that experience without actually doing it.

  • SUMMER SUNDAY: Zen and the Art of Mountain Trail Running

    1 month ago.

      I am a pretty finicky runner—I will only run on mountain trails or the occasional dirt road. Never pavement. My husband says that this makes me “high maintenance.” He’s probably right, but I don’t care what he thinks. I…

  • Summer Sunday: Flat

    1 month ago.

    I love to mountain bike. But, I hate the logistics. I hate fumbling with car racks, bike pumps, C02 cartridges, shock pumps, chain tools, pedal screws and allen wrenches. However, as a girl playing in a male-dominated sport, I’ve always…

  • On Ice: 100 Year-old Negatives Discovered in Antarctic

    1 month ago.

    In this fascinating article, Steve Meltzer, a writer and photographer for Imaging Resource, discusses the discovery of 100 year-old negatives in the Antarctic. Conservators restoring an Antarctic exploration hut recently made a remarkable discovery: a small box of 22 exposed…

  • Paragliding Telluride [Video]

    1 month ago.

    Today, Keith Brown posted a wonderful video of what it's like to paraglide in Telluride.  Enjoy the ride!

  • Spring Sunday: Trail Running the Jud Wiebe

    2 months ago.

    Waiting for spring in the Rockies is like waiting for a child to emerge out of puberty. An adult one day; a child the next. Sun one day; snow the next. If you wait for things to even out, you’ll…

  • Telski: Mountain Golf, the Only Way to Play

    2 months ago.

    Telluride Ski Resort Offers Amazing Early Season Golf Package Surrounded by massive peaks reaching high into the beautiful Colorado blue sky, clean and cool mountain air, and lush, green forest, there is no better place to get away and play…

  • Spring Sunday: The Last Wave

    3 months ago.

    Sometimes, when spring rolls around, it seems as if skiers are just a bunch of wannabe surfers. I wonder if, during periods of low swell in Costa Rica, the sun-drenched locals hang out on the beach and talk about their…

  • Spring Sunday: Time For Some Digital Detox

    3 months ago.

    A crowd of about 100 people was gathered for a surprise birthday party, whispering in hushed voices, waiting for the guest of honor to arrive. There were dozens of iPhones held aloft, waiting to capture the moment, and one exasperated…