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Adapt And Overcome – An Interview With Skiy Ditray

Adapt And Overcome – An Interview With Skiy Ditray

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 7:37am: “Hey brother, Andy took a whipper, got a concussion, then he took another whipper last night and completely de sheathed the rope, now I’m gonna lead tied in at knot and then solo the last few feet of each pitch! Adventure Western out here!”– Skiy Ditray via text from mid-way […]

Postcard: Bull and cow in a lake

Postcard: Bull and cow in a lake

I was driving home the other night when … I’ll be damned … if it isn’t two moose doggie paddling across the tarn! I pulled over on the highway and walked to the edge to get a closer look. Sure enough, a massive bull and his lady friend were on their way to happy hour at the mansion […]

Of Yoga and Harley Davidson

Of Yoga and Harley Davidson

Chanting in My Helmet By Lisa Fierer It turns out that you can use Vedic (Sanskrit) Chanting instead of taking two Valium, although its not marketed quite that way. Actually, I don’t know if there’s really a marketing campaign for chanting. Yet. I first got turned on to chanting while laying in corpse pose in […]

Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer

Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer

Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer By Mike Medberry The Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City was an adrenaline-powered gathering of more than 28,000 people from around the world who came here to make deals on equipment and to test out the newest thingmos to sell them to you, their ever-so eager […]

Postcard: High on tundra

Postcard: High on tundra

It is never easy getting up to 12,400 feet on a bike. Sometimes you pedal, sometimes you hike, always you hurt. That was pretty much the story this day too. A friend e-mailed me asking if he might escape the Front Range heat and would I be around for a ride. I sent him back […]

Land in the Sky: A Gift of Luck

Land in the Sky: A Gift of Luck

A few days ago I lost a lens cap. It was deep in the phantom woods where Rip Van Winkle once napped. At the time, I figured I’d just get a new one. Then I discovered that a replacement would cost 35 bucks, assuming I could even find one that was available. No luck. So […]

Mountain Passages: Getting Trashed By My Cycling Partner And The Seven Motherfuckers

Mountain Passages: Getting Trashed By My Cycling Partner And The Seven Motherfuckers

My cycling partner weighs 140 pounds wet. I weigh 65 more than that dry. Once again today he’s trashing me in the flats around Boulder. We are essentially the same age. We are not older than dirt, but close to it. We have all the normal Boulder bike gear, that is to say bikes that […]

Creamsicle Dick and the Reading of the Classifieds

Creamsicle Dick and the Reading of the Classifieds

Creamsicle Dick and the Reading of the Classifieds By Cameron M. Burns Author’s note: some of the email addresses and phone numbers in this piece have been slightly modified (using Xs) to spare the authors of these real advertisements unnecessary attention. I have kept the typography exactly as the original. People of the Rocky Mountain […]

July 2014 Poems

July 2014 Poems

Summer is here in full, which means that many of us are embarking on journeys of various distances and complexities. For most of us, summer is a time of motion, full of sensation; we savor warmth and coolness and embrace breakdown and repair. We’re gliding down rivers and jetting up high in airplanes. And sometimes […]

Postcard: Frisco, Colorado

Postcard: Frisco, Colorado

Ah, mountain creativity. Some people plant flowers. Other people lynch laptops. I don’t think we’ll see this scene on the cover of Fine Gardening magazine, but it does provoke thought among people who wander past, which is more than I can say for my yard. (Click image to […]

Land in the Sky: Hidden Lake

Land in the Sky: Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake lies in the shadow of Mount Analogue. We set out on a trail to find it. The path was lined with low willow and dwarf fireweed. Clouds hung low over the peak. The air was chill. We walked a long way and gained some elevation. We came to a place we believed was […]

Postcard: Durban, South Africa

Postcard: Durban, South Africa

Durban is one of South Africa’s surfing hotbeds, home to some of the world’s premier barreling beachbreaks. But 30 miles inland from the famous, high-rise-lined beachfront sits a different kind of landscape. Dry, prickly, and woven together by a steep network of trails, the Valley of a Thousand Hills is home to natural athletes who […]

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