• Summer Sunday: Sutcliffe Vineyards

    3 days ago.

    It’s not always easy to keep house guests happy in Telluride. Especially when they’ve been to our box canyon over a dozen times and are finding Bear Creek a little predictable. Which is why Andy and I decided to do…

  • Summer Sunday: Bike Trip

    2 weeks ago.

    I am not supposed to be riding a road bike through remote Western Utah right now. In fact, there are a hundred, no probably a thousand things that need my attention, namely parenting, working, or writing short stories for the…

  • Summer Sunday: Sneffels Highline

    1 month 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

    1 month 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…

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

    1 month 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…

  • Summer Sunday: Independence

    1 month ago.

    Under the pretext of celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s independence, every fourth, Americans gather. From the corners of America’s small rural towns to the avenues of her most distinguished cities, families participate in traditions that they have been playing…

  • As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

    1 month 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

    1 month 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…

  • Gliding Over Telluride With "Glider Bob"

    2 months 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.

  • The Last of the Real Mountain Towns

    2 months ago.

    Greg Melville writes in the Outside blog about a little known secret:  "That cabin you’ve always dreamed of? It’s within reach—if you know where to look." You know you've always wanted to buy a cabin high in the mountains. Now's your…

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

    2 months 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

    2 months 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…

  • Paragliding Telluride [Video]

    2 months ago.

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

  • Spring Sunday: May’s Subtle Splendor

    3 months ago.

    Much of the year, Telluride’s splendor is obvious – almost obnoxiously in your face. Powder days, Bluegrass Festival, mid-summer Prospect rides and Highline hikes. These are the images that flash through our minds when we think about what we love…

  • Spring Sunday: Trail Running the Jud Wiebe

    3 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

    3 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…