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She found peace in climbing after her husband’s death. A year later, she died on the Matterhorn

In the year since her husband’s death, Samantha Ramsay had found that the top of a mountain brought solace, offering peace to the 41-year-old mother of two. In a December Facebook post, she wrote...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado woman attempting 100-mile Lake Champlain swim

FERRISBURGH, Vt. – A marathon swimmer from Colorado is trying to swim 100 miles on Lake Champlain without stopping. Thirty-five-year-old Sarah Thomas of Conifer, Colorado, began the swim around 8...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Historic Highline to the Shark’s Tooth

The beautifully engineered Sharkstooth Trail is a section of the Historic Highline Loop. It was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979 because of its extraordinary scenic value. Traverse...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

San Juan Mountains to offer ‘Read with a Ranger’

San Juan Mountains Association will offer the free program, “Read with a Ranger,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St., Pagosa Springs. U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Stan the Marathon Man registration opens

Registration is now open for the Stan the Marathon Man walk/run, to be held Sept. 9 at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The event will be presented by Athletes to End Alzheimer’s...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

56-mile feat: Woman swims length of Montana lake – and back

KALISPELL, Mont. – A Montana attorney fought through headwinds, high waves and exhaustion to become the first person to swim the length of the West’s largest freshwater lake and back, a 56-mile...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trails 2000 seeking volunteers for trail work

Trails 2000 will hold a volunteer trail-work day from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 on Dry Fork Trail, near the junction of Lightner Creek Road and U.S. Highway 160. No experience is necessary. Volunteers...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Tickets on sale for Happy Trails Festival

Tickets are on sale for the second annual Happy Trails Festival, to be held Sept. 16. Tickets purchased in advance are $10, admission at the door is $12 and kids 16 and under are free. The festival...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Double registration now open

Registration is now open for the Durango Double, a trail running and mountain biking event, to be held Oct. 7. Presented by Animas Surgical Hospital, the event will benefit the Women’s Resource...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New Boggy Draw trails near Dolores explore landscape

Dolores is famous for its easy-access trails in the adjacent San Juan National Forest, and now there is a plan to add trails and connectors. The proposed Horse Camp, McNeil, String Bean and Nth...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Forest officials seek comment on plan for new Boggy Draw trails

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is seeking public input regarding a proposal for new trail construction within the Boggy Draw Trail system, located about 3.5 miles north...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

End-of-July ‘butterflies and blooms’ hike to be offered

San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan National Forest will offer a leisurely “butterflies and blooms” hike from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 30 along Elbert Creek. Interpretive guide MK Gunn will...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors