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Begin on familiar in-town trails and discover two treasures in Durango’s undomesticated backyard. Pautsky Point, a sweet prize for a relatively small effort, is suitable for families and...
DATE: April 1, 2017 |
For a warm and sunny spring break, join a deep field of Tucson residents launching into the Sonoran at the edge of their desert city. Enjoy the communal experience at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area...
DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 |
The largest cylindrical sandstone weathering pit on Earth, unknown but to a few, lies within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Geologists informally refer to this singular landform...
DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 |
The beauty of the austere, scorched landscape of Death Valley is expressed in sparsity. Average annual precipitation on the floor of Death Valley is 1.86 inches. In July, the mean maximum...
DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 |
Below earthline lies an entire world. The Grand Canyon is the deepest erosion furrow on the surface of our planet. Within the labyrinthine chasm, mountains invert and declivities deepen while...
DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 |
Within a day’s drive of Durango is a solitary dome of sunny, colorful sandstone: Yellow Rock. Neo-acrylic splashes, swirls and snakes of color surpass the normal confines of nature. Slickrock...
DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 |
Some of the finest jewels in the natural world are innocently overlooked. This is surely true of Little Cone. While it is located only 15 miles west of Telluride, its small stature of 11,981 feet...
DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 |
Balance atop the spire of Golden Horn, a peak as alluring as its name. When first seen from Lower Ice Lake Basin, the earth pillar looks foreboding, impossible. It is not. Strong, moderately...
DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 |
Encompassing 637 summits above 13,000 feet, 53 of them fourteeners, Colorado is the highest state in America. The summit of Handies Peak, ranked 40th at 14,048 feet, is the high-point of the...
DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 |
Venture to the bulky magnificence of Mount Moss and the mythical towers of Lavender Peak. From the west tower, my favorite prominence in the La Plata Mountains, there are supreme views of Hesperus...
DATE: July 28, 2016 |
Cumberland Mountain is an accessible and friendly mountain and is a wonderful walk for hikers of all abilities – including out-of-town visitors. Located west of Durango in the La Plata Mountains,...
DATE: July 7, 2016 |
Mad waters thunder down with intimidating ferocity through the forest, the adventurous river a headlong torrent plunging over hydraulic jumps. The explosive and talkative turbulence is an...
DATE: June 16, 2016 |
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Archers compete in the gruling Mountain Archery Festival on Saturday at Purgatory Resort.
Photos of the 2005 Fort Lewis College men's Division II National Championship team
Durango celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade on Main Avenue.
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