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Adventure

Bob Congdon, Mike Loomis mountain bike 680 miles of Baja Divide

September 3, 2018 — While the rest of us were praying for snow on Mt. Werner this January, two locals, Mike Loomis and Bob Congdon, were pedaling through sand—biking 680 miles of the 1,700-mile Baja Divide Trail, to be exact.

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Mike Schlichtman biked more than 5,000 miles coast to coast in 48 days

August 27, 2018 — Let’s see … mountain bike 5,100 miles from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to Oregon’s Pacific Coast? Why not?

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Terry and Lance Ostrom circumnavigate Palau, Micronesia, on SUPs

August 20, 2018 — Doing the first standup paddleboard circumnavigation of an island in Palau is a far cry from shredding the slopes of Steamboat. But swapping snowboards for sups, that’s what father-and-son locals Terry and Lance Ostrom found themselves on during an eight-day paddle in February through a remote archipelago between Guam and the Philippines.

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Pride and relief for Kim Hess after climbing Seven Summits

August 13, 2018 — On March 11, Steamboat resident Kim Hess along with her brother, Steven, became the first brother-sister team to complete the Seven Summits, climbing the highest peak on each continent.

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Allen Belshaw, Eric Meyer traverse Kauai in 60-hour sufferfest

August 6, 2018 — While traversing the island of Kauai might sound like a cakewalk, picking fresh mangos and plunging into waterfall pools, locals Allen Belshaw and Eric Meyer beg to differ.

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Eugene Buchanan explores remnants of Cold War caves while sea kayaking Croatia

July 30, 2018 — The Cold War cannons are long gone, but their tunnels remain — catacombs bored deep into a limestone hillside on the Croatian island of Molat. They were positioned to blast intruders entering Yugoslavian waters in the northern Dalmatian Islands of the Adriatic Sea.

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Jennie Lay finds prolific wildlife on unforgettable Galapagos trip

July 23, 2018 — The Galapagos produce a perennial fountain of cool photos. If you’re a fan of science or travel mags, you’ve certainly spied the islands’ curious wildlife and stark volcanic landscape. You’ve probably had Instagram encounters, too: the cerulean foot of a blue-footed booby, the Godzilla-like gaze of a marine iguana, the lumbering girth of giant tortoises.

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Steamboat’s Jimmy Howe biked to 50 14ers and climbed them, too

July 16, 2018 — Hayden native and Steamboat resident Jimmy Howe embarked upon an 1,800-mile, self-supported, bike-packing trip last summer in which he also hiked 50 14ers (including Mount Rainier and Mount Shasta) and ascended nearly 350,000 vertical feet, both biking and hiking.

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The “Yampa is Wild,” a rallying cry, a source of inspiration for Steamboat’s new large-scale mural

April 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jill Bergman remembers the first time she encountered the Yampa River before moving to Steamboat Springs in 2002. "It's both peaceful and exciting," said Bergman local printmaker, who grew up rafting the North Platte, the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the

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AudVentures: Skiing with ski legend Kim Reichhelm and Steamboat Powdercats

March 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Dressed in a trendy lime green ski coat and pants, blonde and tall, and effortlessly loading skis into the vehicle, female skiing legend Kim Reichhelm is instantly recognizable. She greeted me with a welcoming grin that promised a day of adventure. I joined Reichhelm's Ski

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Adventure of the Week: Ice climbing

March 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — I'm clinging 20 feet from the ground to a rather large icicle. Heart pounding, hands numb, I'm suspended by fickle pieces of steel spikes that are pinned to the thick, vertical masse suspending me against the tug of gravity. It's in that

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Steamboat Mountain Film Festival showcases adventure ski films

February 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What is it that fuels a desire to wake up before dawn in pursuit of a pristine snow oasis? Is it the untracked powder? The solitude? Or curiosity to see just how far limits can be tested? Nuances of the outdoors await

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A VIP odyssey to the Volkl factory and a product worthy of its ‘heritage ski’ hoopla

December 30, 2017 — Live in Ski Town USA, and at some point you might as well get a glimpse of how the products behind the moniker are made. For that, and a sneak peak at a new model the company is banking its ski press on, iconic, 100-year-old

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A road less traveled: Ski touring old Highway 40

December 29, 2017 — If Mother Nature's serving up lemons for snowpack, why not make lemonade? Especially somewhere lemons used to drive? That was my theory, anyway, behind rounding up a wingman before last weekend's onslaught of snow (my wife wanted no part) to ski tour down old Highway

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SheJumps, “The Girafficorn” arrives in Steamboat Springs

November 26, 2017 — Adventure is calling, and women across the country, and in Routt County, are answering.

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After paddling up the Mississippi, Steamboat’s Luke Kimmes heads off on another canoe adventure across America

October 2, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — First it was canoeing 5,230 miles up – yes, up – the Mississippi River to the Arctic Ocean. Now, Steamboat Springs’ Luke Kimmes is embarking on another callous-causing canoe expedition. This spring, Kimmes — and Canadian, French-speaking comrades Martin Trahan, Yan Kaczynski

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Adventure of the Week: Steamboat Zipline offers fun and picturesque views

July 18, 2017 — Deep breath, look out and leap. Soaring above treetops, legs dangling nearly 200 feet above the ground, attached merely by my harness to the galvanized steel cable above. There's something thrilling about the combination of adrenaline, caused by speed and height and the wind in

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Adventure 2017: Ed Miesen, Michael Martin, Cam Boyd and Nathan Proper

March 29, 2017 — Michael Martin: From Cham to Japan As an associate professor for Colorado Mountain College's Ski and Snowboard Business department in Steamboat Springs, Michael Martin juggles time in the classroom with time in the white room. Last year, that balancing act brought him on a 20-day

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Adventure 2017: Jennie Lay — A polar bear expedition to Hudson Bay

March 29, 2017 — Stare into the eyes of a wild polar bear. It's awe-inspiring. Also, it's eerie — as if you're gazing at the Ghost of Arctic Future. Traversing the windswept tundra, it's mid-November, and I'm marking Earth's hottest year on record with a visit to see Ursus

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Adventure 2017: Alex Handloff — Guiding French through the Wild West

March 29, 2017 — courtesy photo Everything seems more important when it's far away, be it Botswana or Borneo. But don't forget what lies close to home, which brings me to the following adventure in our neck of the woods. For six months this past year, I worked as

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