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Seniors Outdoors to offer hikes, bike rides, potluck

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: Saturday: 7 a.m., hike Grizzly Peak; contact Tim Tischler at tbtischler46@gmail.com. Monday: 8:30 a.m., bike ride for intermediate road...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

‘Chili Chase’ fundraiser to return in Durango

San Juan Mountains Association will hold the annual “Chili Chase” fundraiser Sept. 16 at Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino del Rio. A 5-K trail run and a chili cook-off, with more than 20 chili...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

FLC to hold ‘Light Up the Night’ run, walk benefit

The Title IX Office and exercise science department at Fort Lewis College will sponsor the “Light Up the Night” glow run and walk on Sept. 15, to support the Sexual Assault Services Organization...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

‘Get Out More’ tour to arrive in Durango

Backpacker Magazine will bring the “Get Out More” tour to Durango and hold an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino del Rio. Backpacker Magazine ambassador Randy...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hunters urged to hit the range before season starts

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges big-game hunters to sight their rifles and practice shooting at the range before the hunting season starts. “Hunters who are thoroughly familiar with their rifles...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

As kayaking catches big wave, authorities cite rookie risks

PORT AUSTIN, Mich. – The conditions seemed ideal: wispy clouds against a blue sky, light wind, temperatures in the high 70s. But two kayakers lasted less than an hour in Lake Huron, making a U-turn...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Walk, run event to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

The “Stan the Marathon Man” event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9, at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. A 5-K and 10-K run, 5-K walk, kid run, mini-sports expo,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trails 2000 to conduct trail work at Twin Buttes

Trails 2000, Twin Buttes of Durango and community volunteers will conduct trail work from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Twin Buttes trails, in anticipation for the first annual Bash at the Buttes...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory to hold mountain bike race, festival

The Mountain Bike Festival and Flow Trail Race will be held Aug. 27 at Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place. The event will celebrate the two-year anniversary of Purgatory’s Divinity Flow Trail, which...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Redcloud, Sunshine attractive Colorado fourteeners, but Sundog scramble deserves its due

T here must be something extra special, even magical about Colorado’s 54 peaks above 14,000 feet. They sure do command the attention of admiring throngs. Two of the popular giants are relatively...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Volunteers to start trail work at Horse Gulch

Trails 2000 staff and volunteers will conduct trail-work from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Horse Gulch. Crews will meet at the Horse Gulch trailhead, located at the end of Third Street east of Eighth...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Glacial geology field seminar planned for Highland Mary Lakes

The Journal Learn how glaciers helped shape the landscape while visiting some of the most picturesque lakes in the area, as certified interpretive guide MK Gunn leads a hike to the Highland Mary...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors