A Nod to Nostalgia

A Nod to Nostalgia

by Aaron Bible September 11, 2014 Blogs

Why are we so nostalgic? As with so many young men that are older in wisdom and worldly desires than they are long on chest hairs, I’ve always had a yearning to understand the past, have been drawn to the ideals and technologies of yesteryear, and have longed to experience the simpler days-gone-by. As a […]

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Postcard: Bajhang District, Nepal

Postcard: Bajhang District, Nepal

by Devon O'Neil September 9, 2014 Blogs

What do you do when the only way across a raging river is on a bridge that you really don’t trust? You cross it, of course, or you stay on the wrong side forever. Here, the late Kip Garre walks the plank during a 2009 ski expedition to the northwest corner of Nepal, after some […]

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Mountain Passages: Written in the Sky

Mountain Passages: Written in the Sky

by Alan Stark September 2, 2014 Blogs

The ineffable look of the sky exhausts my modest vocabulary. It is late summer here in the High Country and the color of the sky is telling me that I maybe have six more weeks of cycling before I have to rack the road bike in the garage and unrack the alpine touring (ATs) skis […]

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Adapt And Overcome – An Interview With Skiy DeTray

Adapt And Overcome – An Interview With Skiy DeTray

by Chris Van Leuven August 31, 2014 Blogs

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 DeTray via text from mid-way […]

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Postcard: Bull and cow in a lake

Postcard: Bull and cow in a lake

by Devon O'Neil August 27, 2014 Blogs

I was driving home the other night when … I’ll be damned … if it isn’t two moose dog-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 across […]

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Of Yoga and Harley Davidson

Of Yoga and Harley Davidson

by Mountain Gazette August 22, 2014 Blogs

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 […]

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Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer

Seeking Solar and Soul at Outdoor Retailer

by Mike Medberry August 20, 2014 Blogs

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 […]

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Postcard: High on tundra

Postcard: High on tundra

by Devon O'Neil August 14, 2014 Blogs

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 […]

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Land in the Sky: A Gift of Luck

Land in the Sky: A Gift of Luck

by John P. O'Grady August 12, 2014 Blogs

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 […]

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

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

by Alan Stark July 31, 2014 Blogs

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 […]

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