V2: Ice Lake Basin’s accessible thirteener

A series of sky-cleaving peaks encircle the Ice Lake Basin. Of all the mountains along the basin’s arc, summiting V2 requires the least effort in distance and elevation gain, and is accessible for...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Italian runner wins race to highest peak in northeast U.S.

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. – A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The great west block traverse of the La Plata Mountains

Located at the southern end of the great western block of the La Plata Mountains exists an extraordinary and sustained ridgeline traverse. Summit four named peaks and three prominences while taking...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoor skills weekend planned for Western Colorado women

Women who want to gain valuable outdoor skills, learn about wildlife and receive an introduction to hunting and fishing are invited to attend a “Cast and Blast” weekend workshop, July 13-15,...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Alex Hannold and Tommy Caldwell smash El Capitan’s speed record

LOS ANGELES – Days after two of the world’s most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, breaking a...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

No cause determined in fire at Sun Valley Resort ski lodge

KETCHUM, Idaho – An investigation into a fire that heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one the nation’s premier ski destinations in Idaho determined where the fire started but failed to find out...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Guided nature walks through Purgatory to begin next week

The San Juan Mountains Association will begin guided nature walks at Purgatory Resort starting June 5th. The tours take place from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. No registration...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Historic coal chute awaits hikers in Illium Valley

In the Illium Valley, just over Lizard Head Pass, visitors can hike a segment of the Galloping Goose trail to a historic railroad coal station. The restored Vance Junction coal chute is the only...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Back Country Horsemen to host annual tack sale

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen will host its annual tack and equipment consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160, in Cortez....

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Two Sherpa guides set new records for scaling Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made it to...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A new route to an old favorite, from Turtle Lake to Animas Overlook

One of the great pleasures in hiking is finding new routes to old favorite areas. Last December, a friend turned me on to a trail that utilizes a thin swath of BLM property to connect La Plata...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoor equipment flea market to occur on May 19

Backcountry Experience will host an outdoor gear flea market on Saturday, May 19. Locals are invited to bring used camping, hiking, skiiing, and other outdoor equipment to barter and sell. Setup...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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