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Wilderness Life Support offering two Durango classes

Wilderness Life Support will hold two wilderness medicine training courses in Durango during the next two months for individuals who want to learn how to be safe recreating outdoors. The first...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A story of peaks and ponds: North Snowdon a Durango conquest

As you are driving north up U.S. Highway 550 about to top Molas Pass, look to the east and you will see Snowdon Peak. The mountain is distinguished by the “W” notched into its south ridge. ...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Little Adventures: Fishing ‘for kids’ not ‘with kids’

Anyone who tells you they don’t go fishing to catch fish is either a liar, a bad fisherman or a parent. Unfortunately for my fishing addiction, I am the latter of the three. When my kids were...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hunting, fishing licenses required (even if you don’t hunt or fish) for hundreds of Colorado wildlife areas

The Colorado Wildlife Commission in late April approved new licensing rules for visitors to the 350-plus State Wildlife Areas and nearly 240 State Trust Lands. “We are seeing a lot of unintended...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

John Peel releases new edition of ‘Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado’

It was time for an update. Durango writer John Peel will introduce the fifth edition of the highly popular guidebook “Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado” on Tuesday during a special virtual...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Burn the legs on Burnt Timber Trail

As mountains make ready for summer, this early-season hike will get you in shape for ever higher and longer treks. Three choices are presented at increasing levels of effort and elevation. They all...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Little Adventures with Goose and Huckleberry: Still like a rock

It’s been a few years since I have written my column. Some things have changed: Goose has a 2-year-old little brother and adventure partner in crime – I shall call him Huckleberry. And I need...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Applications now open for CPW’s new secondary big game draw

Hunters now have the option to apply to draw a license in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new secondary big-game draw. Application are open from Friday to July 7. The secondary draw replaces the old...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango climber tackles ‘The Naked Edge’ speed record

Ben Wilbur set out with his climbing partner last Wednesday and tried to break a record. They came up short. That was just fine for Wilbur, a 2015 Durango High School graduate. The record he and...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A-Basin provides glimpse of what next ski season may look like

ARAPAHOE BASIN — There are a lot of words to describe skiing and snowboarding. “Moral” and “victory” are not usually among them. But that’s how the staff at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area talked about...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ouray Via Ferrata adds adrenaline to town’s already adventurous spirit

The Switzerland of America is about to have an added European feel for visitors. After four years of work, the Ouray Via Ferrata will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. A via ferrata, a...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Warnings working to keep visitors out of Colorado high country

Police in Colorado’s mountain communities are doing a lot of educating and even issuing written warnings to violators of local and state health orders designed to slow the spread of the...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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