Boulder Mail Trail a classic in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

October is an ideal time to explore canyon country. The Boulder Mail Trail (BMT) traverses a vast plateau south of Boulder Mountain, Utah, incised with three major canyon systems. Walk through a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory Ski Team ready to turn into 2018-19 season

The Purgatory Ski Team will offer Alpine ski racing, freeride and freestyle skiing programs for the 2018-19 season. These teams provide the opportunity for winter athletes to excel and an...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors schedules activities

Seniors Outdoors will offer the activities this week: Saturday: 8 a.m., hike Columbine Lake and Point, call or email Chris Blackshear at 238-1541 or Sunday: 9 a.m., hike...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

American skiers return safely from world’s 4th highest peak

KATHMANDU, Nepal – American extreme skiers who overcame threatening weather conditions and equipment problems to successfully ski down from the summit of the world’s fourth-highest peak returned...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Monarch ski resort tackling spruce beetle infestation

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Faced with thousands of dead, standing trees killed by spruce beetles, Monarch Mountain is undergoing its most extensive forest management project to date. Alongside the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

2-time Olympic skiing medalist Weibrecht carves new life

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Andrew Weibrecht steers his pickup truck off the main drag of the Olympic village where he grew up and heads down a narrow, wooded dirt road to water’s edge, grabs a fishing...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A realm of possibilities for climbing, hiking Lizard Head

Lizard Head, a vertical pillar of crumbling unstable rock, is Colorado’s most difficult and dangerous summit climb. Albert Ellingwood and Barton Hoag made the first multi-pitch technical ascent in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors announces activities

The following activities will be offered by Seniors Outdoors during the upcoming week: At 8 a.m. Saturday, there will be a hike and cookout at Ward’s Cabin. For more information, contact La Donna...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Chili Chase in Durango Saturday

Support San Juan Mountains Association and local public lands conservation by participating in the Run for the Mountains Chili Chase event on Saturday. The Run for the Mountains is a challenging...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Spots open for Todd’s Durango Dirtfondo

Herald Staff Report Space is still available for mountain bikers to participate in the Durango Dirtfondo, an event hosted by three-time Olympian and longtime Durango star Todd Wells. The event is...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Alaska’s Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Organizers of Alaska’s 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Scouting mission underway along proposed Rio Grande Trail

ALBUQUERQUE – A couple of hikers have embarked on a 500-mile (805-kilometer) expedition that will traverse New Mexico from end to end. The mission: Chart out the best route and identify what...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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