• Telluride Mountain Club: “Wild & Scenic” Film Fest

    5 days ago.

    Telluride Mountain Club offers off-season fun with adventure, outdoor & environmental films Join the Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) for an evening of inspirational, adrenaline-rushing, thought-provoking films at the Sheridan Opera House. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival ON TOUR screens for the first time…

  • Becoming Local: The Telluride Difference

    3 weeks ago.

    When I ride the Gondola into town, it’s only a matter of time before I’m identified as a “local." Usually, it happens by the second tower. Then, the inevitable two questions follow. “You live here? Do you know how lucky…

  • What Surfers Can Teach Us About Living Well

    3 weeks ago.

    Telluride locals generally have a smile on their face and exude an overall sense of well-being, especially when snow arrives before the end of September like it did today.  Although we love the mountains, when the off-season hits many of us head…

  • Telluride: What’s to love? Well, pretty much everything

    3 weeks ago.

    Telluride, Colorado. Formidable mountains ring the valley and the aspens are beginning their stunning flame-out in the late September heat. The little town bustles even in so-called off-season, alive with locals with a little less to do now that the…

  • Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    4 weeks ago.

    When you have kids, you give up a few things. Sleep. Money. Time. You accept the trade-off: deprivation for family. Andy and I were down with all of that. But one thing we weren’t okay with giving up was backpacking.…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Summer Sunday: When Grandpa's In Charge

    1 month ago.

    If Facebook ‘likes” are a measure of my parenting coolness, then most indicators show I’m a pretty cool mom. A picture of my seven-year-old, Mollie, jumping off a dock with her cousins – 31 likes. My four-year-old, Belle, euphorically jumping…

  • Summer Sunday: Sutcliffe Vineyards

    1 month 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: Sneffels Highline

    3 months 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

    3 months 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 months 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 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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"

    3 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.