Skinning into to Backcountry
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Skinning into to Backcountry

As someone who basically learned to downhill ski as an adult, I’ve found venturing into the backcountry intimidating.  I have tons of friends and cousins who are super comfortable traversing all sorts of terrain outside of ski resorts, but honestly I’ve thought of it as a “no go” zone for me, which is odd considering … Continue reading

A Day in Colorado’s Quirkiest Town
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A Day in Colorado’s Quirkiest Town

Nederland, Colorado, has a plethora of outdoor adventure and a carousel of happiness. There’s more coffee shops in a two block radius in this small town than you’d find in five blocks in New York City. It’s quirky, offbeat, and well, just weird. It’s where you go if you want to really get off-the-grid. Remember … Continue reading

Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge & Frisco
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Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge & Frisco

My friend Melissa and I have a fall foliage tradition.  For several years now, we’ve gone leaf peeping in and around Breckenridge, Colorado, on or close to September 18th.  Fall colors usually peak in Breckenridge around that date.  This year the leaves peaked earlier than normal because of the hot and dry conditions.  While they … Continue reading

Hike a Mountain Stairmaster in Frisco
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Hike a Mountain Stairmaster in Frisco

When you’re in Frisco, Colorado, the peak looming overhead is Mount Royal.  It’s a mountain version of a “stairmaster.”  This hike is a quick butt kick since you gain almost 1,400 feet in two miles, with the bulk of the elevation gain in just over a mile.  In other words….it’s straight up.  It’s one of … Continue reading

First Fall Colors in Colorado
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First Fall Colors in Colorado

Boreas Pass near Breckenridge is usually one of the first places in Colorado, and the country, for the aspens to start putting on their vivid display of autumnal hues.  Normally, the golden aspens peaks around September 18-20 in that area. My friend Kristen and I took her Jeep out for a ride up Boreas Pass … Continue reading