• “10 Adventures You Can Take On in a Weekend”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2017
    You don’t have to travel far or drop serious cash to have a meaningful experience in the outdoors. Read it here.

  • “Everything You Need to Know to Start Rock Climbing”

    Outside.com
    June 2017
    How to prepare physically and mentally before tackling your first wall. Read it here.

  • “Cruel Currents”

    5280
    June 2017
    Last year, the federal government released a report about rampant sexual harassment and gender discrimination in Grand Canyon National Park’s white-water rafting district. The account sparked a nationwide outcry, suggesting the issues weren’t limited to Arizona. Could Colorado’s rafting industry be part of the problem? Read it here.

  • “KIlian Jornet Summits Everest Twice in One Week Without Supplemental Oxygen”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2017
    The latest from Everest: Five days after ultra-runner Kilian Jornet ran to the top of Everest in 26 hours, he summited again. Read it here.

  • “Canada Turns 150 This Year: Here’s Where to Celebrate”

    Men’s Journal
    May 2016
    There’s no better time to visit our neighbor to the north. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s independence from Britain. It’s also the centennial of its national parks. Read it here.

  • “The 25 Best Adventure Photos of the Past 25 Years”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2017
    Nailing the shot might not be the same as reaching the summit, but these photos prove it’s a feat worthy of its own accolades. Read it here.

  • “Everest 2017: The Teams to Watch”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2017
    The 2017 Everest Climbing Season is officially underway. Here’s how it’s shaping up so far. Read it here.

  • “Ski Freak”

    Men’s Journal
    April 2017
    Aaron Rice shred 2.5 million vertical feet in a single year. Read it here.

  • “Sands of Time”

    Dorado
    Mar/Apr 2017
    Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado is a landscape unlike anything else on the continent. Journey across the colossal drifts for an otherworldly camping adventure. Read it here.

  • “Patagonia Shows Support for Bears Ears With Massive VR Experience”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2017
    Virtual Reality can be a powerful tool to introduce viewers to far-away places they may have never seen themselves. Read it here.

  • “Athletes Go Live To Gain Attention”

    5280
    March 2017
    Colorado athletes are using live-streaming capabilities to take viewers on epic adventures. Read it here.

  • “19-Year-Old Margo Hayes Becomes the First Woman to Climb a 5.15 Route”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2017
    This past weekend, Margo Hayes, 19, became the first female to send a 5.15 route — the most difficult rating in rock climbing. Read it here.

  • “Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls”

    Audubon
    February 2017
    Song Sleuth’s advanced software can recognize the voices of 200 common bird species. But how does it fare in the field? Read it here.

  • “The Long History and Uncertain Future of Bears Ears National Monument”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2016
    A complete history of Bears Ears, from a Utah tribe’s meeting with the government to Obama’s signed National Monument seven years later.
    Read it here.

  • “The New Way to Work Remotely”

    5280
    February 2017
    Life on the move is no longer the exclusive realm of retirees. Armed with laptops, smartphones, and Wi-Fi, more and more professionals are finding ways to travel and work—at the same time. Read it here.

  • “The 19 Greatest Record-Breaking Feats of 2016”

    MensJournal.com
    January 2017
    The first successful Everest season in three years, the Summer Olympics in Rio, advances in technology, and shared passions came together to make this one of the most memorable years for records in recent history. Read it here.

  • “Arctic Explorers Face an Unusual Challenge: A Lack of Ice at the North Pole”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2016
    Sebastian Copeland hopes to walk across the frozen ocean to the North Pole in 2017. But where’s the ice?
    Read it here.

  • “Girl Code”

    Marie Claire
    December 2016
    Afghanistan’s first programming school for women celebrates its first graduating class.
    Read it here.

  • “Shannon Galpin Wants You To Take Action”

    Bicycling.com
    December 2016
    A decade fighting for women’s rights in Afghanistan has taught Shannon how to achieve her goals against all odds. Here’s how to get it done in any situation.
    Read it here.

  • “Patagonia Plans to Donate 100% of Black Friday Sales to Environmental Groups”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2016
    A Black Friday deal we can all get behind: Patagonia will donate 100 percent of sales, both in store and online, to grassroots environmental groups.
    Read it here.

  • “Intrepid Illustrating: Living Cheaply, Traveling Widely, and Getting Paid”

    Simple.com
    November 2016
    Choosing to become a global traveler is a brave decision. There’s no well-worn career path, and certainly no guaranteed money involved. But get it right, and you might end up like Candace Rose Rardon.
    Read it here.

  • “Avalanche Dogs Are Rare Breed”

    Dorado 
    November 2016
    Ski resort avalanche dogs and their handlers have become a critical part of search and rescue. Meet Taos’ newest team.
    Read it here.

  • “Paddleboard Through the Canyons of the Colorado River (No Permit Required)”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2016
    The 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River in Arizona between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry serves up much of the same 1,000-foot sandstone canyon scenery of the Grand Canyon itself, with none of the rapids, making it an ideal weekend SUP trip.
    Read it here.

  • “Tagging Every Summit”

    Men’s Journal
    November 2016
    An ultrarunner summits 57 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks—in a month.
    Read it here.

  • “Why Bhutan Is the Toughest Place in the World To Set a Himalayan Speed Record”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2016
    In October a team of endurance athletes set a speed record on the Snowman Trek, a 188-mile trail through Bhutan’s high Himalayas that was originally a 17th-century Mongol-invasion route.
    Read it here.

  • “Why Is Mark Ruffalo Protesting a Pipeline in North Dakota?”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2016
    Mark Ruffalo was seen on CNN hulking out this week in a protest against a controversial oil pipeline currently under construction in North Dakota.
    Read it here.

  • “How Adrian Ballinger Demolished the Cho Oyu Summit Speed Record”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2016
    In the world of 8,000-meter peak mountaineering, Adrian Ballinger just set what’s possibly the most insane speed record ever.
    Read it here.

  • “National Parks Harassment Scandals Continue to Spread as the Head of Yosemite Steps Down”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2016
    The head of Yosemite National Park is stepping down following employee accusations that he created a hostile work environment rife with harassment, bullying, and humiliation.
    Read it here.

  • “How Did a Blind Man Climb Yosemite’s El Capitan in a Day?”

    NationalGeographic.com
    September 2016
    Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer scales the East Buttress in less than 24 hours and sets a new rock climbing record.
    Read it here.

  • “A New Concussion Test Comes to Denver”

    5280 
    September 2016
    A new baseline evaluation from Denver Sports Recovery helps doctors care for young athletes’ brains.
    Read it here.

  • “Karl Meltzer Sets New Appalachian Trail Record Fueled by Spree, Oreos, and Bacon”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2016
    Karl Meltzer runs the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 22 hours, and 38 minutes, shaving nearly 10 hours off the previous record time.
    Read it here.

  • “The Story Behind ‘Young Guns’ and the Rise of the Teenage Climbing Pro”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2016
    Young Guns, the most anticipated film in the 2016 Reel Rock world tour, follows two American teen climbing sensations, Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi,
    Read it here.

  • “Sebastian Copeland’s Record 404-Mile Trek Across Australia’s Simpson Desert”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2016
    Sebastian Copeland succeeds in his quest to trek across the dead heart of Australia, considered one of the harshest environments on the planet.
    Read it here.

  • “The World’s Top Climbers on Why Hans Florine Is Still the Greatest”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2016
    As Hans Florine’s new book On the Nose hits book stores, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Libby Sauter, and Erik Weihenmayer reflect on how Florine’s ambitions on the Nose have impacted their own climbing careers.
    Read it here.

  • “Beyond Smug Hashtags: The Reality of Quitting Your Job to #followyourdreams”

    Simple.com
    August 2016
    Adventure Journalist Jayme Moye cuts through the B.S. surrounding quitting your job to pursue your passion. (Don’t worry, it’s still a happy ending.)
    Read it here.

  • “Industry Leader”

    5280
    August 2016
    Can Luis Benitez, the founding director of Colorado’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation, make adventure pay off for the state?
    Read it here.

  • “Taking Back the Record”

    Rock and Ice
    August 2016
    On June 17, 2012, the speed-climbing legend Hans Florine teamed up with Alex Honnold to try to take back the Nose record (an excerpt from Jayme Moye and Florine’s bestselling book, On the Nose).
    Read it here.

  • “Do We Have to Accept Doping in Sports?”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2016
    Q&A with veteran sports journalist Mark Johnson, on the topic of his latest book.
    Read it here.

  • “Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Skip Vacation”

    Women’s Health
    July 2016
    Americans leave a collective 170 million vacay days on the table each year. Yet research shows that not getting away can literally be life-threatening.
    Read it here.

  • “Haycation, Anyone?”

    Dorado
    July 2016
    Farm stays—vacation getaways on working farms—are popping up across the Southwest. Jayme Moye rolls up her sleeves at Colorado’s Avalanche Farm & Dairy and finds agrarian bliss.
    Read it here.

  • “Cycling Passion: Why I Lost Money Reporting on Afghanistan’s First Female Bike Racers”

    Simple.com
    July 2016
    Professional writers are regularly faced with a question—is a passion-story worth losing money to tell? Read about how travel journalist Jayme Moye learned that the value of her work couldn’t always be measured in dollars.
    Read it here.

  • “Flight Plan: Soaring In A Motorless Glider Plane”

    5280 
    July 2016
    The Front Range is a hotbed for the cerebral sport of sailplaning, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist—or a pilot—to catch some air.
    Read it here.*
    *Gold: 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “The Birth and Life of Yosemite’s El Capitan”

    Travel + Leisure
    June 2016
    It’s one of Yosemite’s most iconic features and, for mountaineers, one of the most celebrated climbs in the world. Jayme Moye traces the story of El Capitan, from prehistoric magma to modern-day majesty.
    Read it here.*
    *Finalist: 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Adventure in Tow: 5 Lightweight Campers”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2016
    These tiny houses on wheels have many of the same amenities as the larger campers, but at a fraction of the weight (and cost).
    Read it here.

  • “10 Best National Parks to Visit in Summer”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    June 2016
    With the centennial of the National Parks service this summer, 2016 is the year to stay local and explore America.
    Read it here.

  • “Sebastian Copeland Sets Sights on the North Pole”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2016
    The renowned polar explorer announces his bid to undertake the most difficult expedition of our times.
    Read it here.

  • “Your 2016 Guide to Everest”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2016
    For the first time in two years, the climbing season on Mount Everest is underway.
    Read it here.

  • “Vertical Camping In The Rockies”

    Men’s Journal
    May 2016
    A new offering in Colorado puts backcountry campers 300 above the ground on a vertical rock face.
    Read it here.

  • “Women’s Cycling in Afghanistan Hits the Roadblock of Corruption”

    Bicycling
    April 2016
    Hailed as a precedent for  women’s sports in the Middle East, the Afghan national women’s cycling team has been plagued by misconduct from the very people tasked with supporting it.
    Read it here.

  • “Why Teenage Girls Are Dominating Climbing”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2016
    For the first time in U.S. history, teenage girls are standing as national champions in bouldering, sport, and speed—all three disciplines of climbing. What gives?
    Read it here.

  • “Kilian Jornet Offers First Details of 2016 Everest Speed Record Bid”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2016
    Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet talks about his plan to summit Mount Everest, setting a new speed record and capping off his “Summits of My Life” project to run the world’s most sought-after peaks.
    Read it here.

  • “Climb a Fourteener By Ski”

    5280.com
    April 2016
    Colorado Bike and Ski Tour Adventures offers guided backcountry tours of Quandary Peak—on skis. You’ve never seen the summit of a fourteener like this before.
    Read it here.

  • “Road Riding in Glacier National Park”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2016
    For a few blissful weeks every spring, cyclists have the vertiginous Going-to-the-Sun-Road through Glacier National Park all to themselves.
    Read it here.

  • “In Bold Move, the Department of Interior Dissolves Grand Canyon River District”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2016
    Following damning allegations of sexual harassment, the National Park Service shuts down the offending department in the Grand Canyon.
    Read it here.

  • “Eight Winter Getaways to Get Your Pulse Pounding”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2016
    Take a vacation that embraces winter—climbing frozen falls, skiing a 14er, and sleeping in an igloo.
    Read it here.

  • “Alex Honnold’s Patagonia Trifecta: Two Speed Records and a First Ascent”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2016
    Rock climber Alex Honnold sets two new speed records and makes a first ascent in Patagonia.
    Read it here.

  • “An Airstream Custom-Built for National Parks”

    MensJournal.com
    January 2016
    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in the comfort of a limited-edition Airstream.
    Read it here.

  • “Rough Water: A River Guide Tells Her Side of the Story”

    MensJournal.com
    January 2016
    In the wake of a federal report, a river guide tells her story—of a party culture gone awry, where women are harassed and treated as objects.
    Read it here.*
    *Finalist: 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Ultrarunner Rob Krar Wants Your Help in Saving the Grand Canyon”

    MensJournal.com
    January 2016
    Krar’s new film, ‘Chasing the Distance,’ shares his personal connection to 1.7 million acres in northern Arizona under siege from uranium mining.
    Read it here.

  • “Hill Town”

    Dorado 
    Jan/Feb 2016
    Thanks to its retro Route 66 character, the Nob Hill Historic District has been reborn as Albuquerque’s hippest ’hood.
    Read it here.

  • “There Is Now a Lake on Mount Everest: Should We Be Worried?”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2015
    A team of British glaciologists went searching for signs of melt on Everest. Instead, they found a lake.
    Read it here.

  • “Queens of the Mountain”

    Travel + Leisure
    December 2015
    Do women learn to ski differently than men? A raft of new single-sex programs aims to prove they do. Jayme Moye takes to the slopes with an all-female class to find out for herself.
    Read it here.*
    *Finalist: 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Give the Gift of an Experience They’ll Never Forget”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2015
    Skip the sweater—a gift guide for those who believe experiences trump objects.
    Read it here.

  • “Get Fit Trips”

    Men’s Journal
    December 2015
    Skip the bottomless daiquiris. Here are the best retreats to help you relax, recharge, and get ripped.
    Read it here.

  • “What’s New in Après-Ski?”

    New York
    October 2015
    Because hitting the slopes is really just an excuse to get sauced.
    Read it here.

  • “Europe’s 10 Most Epic Hiking Trails”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    October 2015
    Thrilling heights, breathtaking scenery, challenging landscapes—introducing Europe’s best hiking trails.
    Read it here.

  • “Is It Ethical to Climb Everest? Conrad Anker’s Take”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2015
    The spring earthquake and avalanche, overcrowding, sherpa strikes, and John Krakauer has us asking: Should we still be climbing Everest?
    Read it here.

  • “20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    October 2015
    Check these 20 incredible destinations off your bucket list, and you’ll know that you lived every minute to the fullest.
    Read it here.

  • “Fall’s Most Colorful Hikes”

    Men’s Journal
    October 2015
    When the trees turn, the crowds come out—but that doesn’t mean you need to walk with them. Here are the best hikes to have the mountains to yourself.
    Read it here.

  • “Yosemite Climber Hans Florine Makes His 100th Ascent of the Nose”

    National Geographic Adventure
    September 2015
    Hans Florine, a rock climbing legend in his own time, does it again.
    Read it here.

  • “Between a Rock and a Serene Place”

    Dorado
    September 2015
    Thanks to its dubious spring break reputation, Lake Powell may not seem like an ideal destination for quiet beauty and solitude. Until you discover the off-season pleasure of stand-up paddleboarding.
    Read it here.

  • “Is This the Worst Wildfire Season Ever?”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2015
    A forest fire fighter talks on 2015’s devastating fire season, and what we can do to stop it.
    Read it here.

  • “Mount Everest Is Open for Business — But Should It Be?”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2015
    Sherpa have returned to Everest to rebuild the climbing route up the world’s most sought-after summit.
    Read it here.

  • “A Death at the Leadville Trail 100: What Went Wrong”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2015
    On August 15, Scott Ellis, an experienced cyclist, died while participating in the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race in Colorado.
    Read it here.

  • “Faster, Stronger, Better”

    Self
    August 2015
    What would it take to reach your true athletic potential? One weekend warrior heads to the U.S. Olympic Training Center to find out.
    Read it here.

  • “An Adventurer’s Guide to El Niño”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2015
    El Niño is here. But will it bring killer waves for surfing and snow for skiing?
    Read it here.

  • “You Can Now Go to Surf Camp in North Korea”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2015
    Come September, the virgin waves of North Korea are officially open—to tourists as well as locals.
    Read it here.

  • “Vacation on the Range”

    5280
    August 2015
    Colorado’s newest tourism trend: Overnighting on the farm.
    Read it here.

  • “One Wild First Descent in Papua New Guinea”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2015
    On June 22, a team of kayakers made a first descent of the Beriman River on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.
    Read it here.

  • “The Absolute Best Colorado Workouts for You”

    5280
    July 2015
    Whether you’re into free weights, high-intensity interval training, spin classes, yoga, or gymnastics, we’ve found 29 places in Denver—and beyond!—to break a sweat.
    Read it here.

  • “5 Must-Have Items for Standup Paddleboarding”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2015
    Five essentials for the serious standup paddler.
    Read it here.

  • “The Most Epic Fitness Festivals Happening This Summer”

    Self
    June 2015
    Whether you’re a total fitness newbie, a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, these health and wellness celebrations offer major motivation and killer workouts.
    Read it here.

  • “Kelly Slater to SeaWorld: Free the Orcas”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2015
    Kelly Slater joins forces with PETA in an attempt to confront SeaWorld about their treatment of orcas.
    Read it here.

  • “A Taste of Paradise”

    Dorado
    May/June 2015
    Los Poblanos Inn is a food-lovers’ retreat, where guests can literally enjoy the fruits of the working organic farm.
    Read it here.*
    *Finalist: 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “The 20 Most Adventurous Beaches”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2015
    Whether you’re looking to surf, kayak, or climb walls that drop into the water, these beaches have your next adventure.
    Read it here.

  • “The Last Firsts in Adventure”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2015
    First ascents, descents, crossings, and landings may seem to be harder to come by than ever. Not if these adventurers can help it.
    Read it here.

  • “Run a River, on Two Feet”

    Men’s Journal
    May 2015
    Even down Class II rapids in Colorado, whitewater SUP is a heartpounding experience for adventurers looking for a new fix.
    Read it here.

  • “The Lost Hikers of Nepal”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2015
    Attention shifts from Everest climbers to remote hikers in areas of the country that were hardest hit by the earthquake.
    Read it here.*
    *Silver: 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “A Yogi’s San Juan Del Sur”

    New York
    April 2015
    Local boutique owner Yaosca Jimènez explains why yogi’s love this Nicaraguan surf town.
    Read it here.

  • 10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    April 2015
    Ten bucket-list national parks—with new facilities, improved trails, and anniversary celebrations—that are must-visits in 2015.
    Read it here.

  • “Backcountry Beginnings: Tackling Berthoud Pass”

    5280
    March 2015
    Skiing out-of-bounds has always terrified me—until I experienced Colorado’s iconic (and potentially treacherous) Berthoud Pass.
    Read it here.

  • “Once-In-a-Lifetime Backpacking Trips”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2015
    Out of the 75,000 miles of trails in the U.S., we chose the 20 most spectacular multi-day hikes.
    Read it here.

  • “Hear Me Roar”

    Elevation Outdoors
    March 2015
    Greenhouse gases have one of the planet’s most charismatic megafauna in serious danger. The more people who see this sad fact in person, the more people care. But can “conservation travel” save the polar bear?
    Read it here.

  • “Trail Runs Worth Getting Out For”

    Self 
    March 2015
    With gorgeous trails like these (and with warm weather right around the corner), it’s no contest between hitting the gym and heading for the great outdoors.
    Read it here.

  • “Off-Season Adventures in America’s National Parks”

    Men’s Journal
    January 2015
    Hiking among a paradise all to yourself. Skiing through a herd of buffalo. Paddling among alligators. Here’s how to make the most of the national parks in winter.
    Read it here.

  • “Aspen Adds Skijoring To Winter Lineup”

    Elevation Outdoors
    January 2015
    A new partnership between St. Regis Hotel and the Aspen Animal Shelter means more fun for everyone, two legs or four.
    Read it here.

  • “Infected”

    5280 Health
    January 2015
    Colorado is no stranger to deadly infectious diseases. A breakdown of the lethal germs already present within our state borders, and how experts would battle new infiltrators.
    Read it here.

  • “Revisiting South Sudan”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2014
    Duk Country, now on DVD, follows a medical mission with pro athletes to the world’s newest country, war-torn South Sudan.
    Read it here.

  • “Why Cuban Beaches Remain Out of Reach for Most Americans”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2014
    Obama’s call to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba doesn’t mean we can all go on vacation there—yet.
    Read it here.

  • “5 SUP Yoga Getaways”

    SUP the Mag
    Winter 2014
    These escapes turn your board into a yoga mat, among other warm-weather indulgences.
    Read it here.

  • “The Best Outdoor Guides in America”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2014
    The most iconic family-owned outfitters in the U.S. tell their story, and offer up their company’s defining expedition.
    Read it here.*
    *Finalist: 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “The Greatest Record-Breaking Feats of 2014”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2014
    The year’s 22 greatest feats proved that passion can trump fear.
    Read it here.

  • “Seeing (and Saving) Polar Bears in the Wild”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2014
    Frontiers North Adventures takes tourists and scientists to the Arctic together to spot and research polar bears in the wild.
    Read it here.

  • “Revolutionary Roads in South Korea”

    National Geographic Traveler
    November 2014
    With 1,000 miles of dedicated bike paths, and 500 more in the works, the best way to see South Korea is by bike.
    Read it here.

  • “How Geographic Ignorance is Killing Africa’s Tourism Industry”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2014
    There are just three countries with cases of Ebola in Africa right now – and none of them a tourist destination.
    Read it here.

  • “Who’s Got Spirit?”

    5280
    November 2014
    Denver native Jared Ciner’s fitness classes reach an often-overlooked audience.
    Read it here.

  • “Social Climbers”

    Women’s Health
    October 2014
    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the fittest, artsiest, foodiest, and just plain coolest cities on the rise in America.
    Read it here.

  • “A Legendary Adman Gives A New Voice to Environmentalists”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2014
    Lee Clow become famous for putting Apple in the map. Now he’s turning to climate change.
    Read it here.

  • “Blind Adventurer Kayaks the Rapids of the Grand Canyon”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2014
    A decade after conquering Everest, Erik Weinenmayer navigated 277 miles of America’s roughest waters.
    Read it here.

  • “The High Road”

    5280
    October 2014
    Estes Park makes a bid to become Colorado’s trail running mecca.
    Read it here.

  • “Climate Change Fixes We Can Take on Now”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2014
    Climate expert Cathy Zoi breaks down how a change in the climate conversation could make a big difference.
    Read it here.

  • “Nature is Speaking: The New Voice of Environmentalism”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2014
    Conservation International reveals a provocative new ad campaign at SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas.
    Read it here.

  • “A Brief History of Climate Change Protests in the U.S.”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2014
    The biggest climate change protest in history is just days away, here’s how the movement built momentum.
    Read it here.

  • “Playing Dirty”

    5280
    September 2014
    The foul-weather sport of cyclocross is the fastest-growing bike-racing discipline in the Centennial State—despite Colorado’s fair-weather fans.
    Read it here.*
    *3rd place: 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Award

  • “Surf’s Up”

    Epic Life
    September 2014
    How a Vail Valley local pioneered the burgeoning sport of whitewater SUP.
    Read it here.*
    *Bronze: 2014 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “A Room With a View of Montana’s Best Mountain Biking”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2014
    The Whitefish Bike Retreat offers a cozy home along the iconic Whitefish Trail, a 26-mile stretch of singletrack in Montana.
    Read it here.

  • “America’s 10 Best River Towns”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    August 2014
    The best river towns in the U.S. have a natural exuberance, a playful energy not unlike the bubbling water that flows through them.
    Read it here.

  • “Disabled Vets Take on Rainier”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2014
    On the Fourth of July, pro rock climber Timmy O’Neill guided six disabled men to the top of Mount Rainier.
    Read it here

  • “Paragliding Across the Alps—In a Wheelchair”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2014
    A month-long expedition to paraglide – and hand cycle – the length of the European Alps will be the first ever by a disabled person.
    Read it here.

  • “Mountain Report: Brad Petersen”

    Mountain
    Summer 2014
    Brad Petersen, director of the nation’s first state-level Office of Outdoor Recreation, discusses his evolving role, and the 25-plus years he’s spent guiding, skiing, rafting, climbing, biking, hunting, and riding motos in Utah.
    Read it here.

  • “Five Ways to Have a Microadventure”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2014
    In his latest book, Alastair Humpreys talks about spending a year focused exclusively on short, inexpensive trips close to his home in London, or what he calls micro adventures.
    Read it here.

  • “A Montana Ski Town in Summer”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2014
    When the snow melts in Whitefish, Montana, it becomes one of the best watersports destinations in America.
    Read it here.

  • “Paddling for the Biggest Purse in Whitewater History”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2014
    On June 20, hundreds of athletes will compete in Cascade, Idaho for the biggest prize in kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding ever.
    Read it here.

  • “Racing the Sun Around Western Europe’s Highest Peak”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2014
    An ASICS-sponsored race gives two teams of pro athletes from dawn until dusk to run 103 miles around Mont Blanc.
    Read it here.

  • “10 Best Stargazing Sites in the U.S.”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    June 2014
    In these 10 destinations, you’ll be awestruck by the night sky.
    Read it here.

  • “Peak-to-Peak in the Cascades, by Bike and Ski”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2014
    Brody Leven plans to tackle the big three ascents of the Cascade Range, without a support team or car.
    Read it here.

  • “I’m Proof That You Can Whitewater SUP”

    Women’s Adventure
    Summer 2014
    From raft guide with pro snowboarding ambitions, to champion standup paddler. Meet Brittany Parker.
    Read it here.

  • “10 Best Bike Vacations in the U.S.”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    May 2014
    There’s no better way to explore the outdoors than on a bicycle. Hit the trails in one of the nation’s best biking destinations.
    Read it here.

  • “Flying off Everest: The Story Behind the Ultimate Descent”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2014
    Dave Costello chronicles the first complete account of an unprecedented expedition to climb Everest, paraglide from its peak, and kayak nearly 400 miles to the Indian Ocean
    Read it here.

  • “Great Rides”

    Encompass
    May 2014
    Scenic getaways along six Colorado Bike Trails for all ages and abilities.
    Read it here.

  • “Capturing the Everest Tragedy on Film”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2014
    The Discovery Channel film team went to Everest to shoot a wingsuit flight and ended up focused on an avalanche.
    Read it here.

  • “Bravery on a Bike in Afghanistan”

    ESPN
    April 2014
    Afghanistan’s first female road bike racers have both inspired and incensed. The question remains: Is their country ready for them?
    Read it here.*
    *Gold: 2014 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Stand Up and Fish”

    Alaska
    April 2014
    Stand-up paddle boarding—a bold new way to fish Alaska.
    Read it here.*
    *Silver: 2014 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “First Descents and Climate Change in Greenland”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2014
    Shifting Ice and Changing Tides merges exploration and conservation by bagging first descents and measuring the impacts of climate change in in Greenland.
    Read it here.

     

  • “Digital Detox”

    5280
    April 2014
    Leave the iStuff at home this spring. These eight Colorado retreats give you a good excuse to go dark for the weekend.
    Read it here.

  • “Greg Hill Sets New Record with 100km Ascent”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2014
    Greg Hill climbed a record-breaking 328,000 vertical feet on skis in March. We talked to him after one grueling month of climbing.
    Read it here.

  • “10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the U.S.”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    April 2014
    Expansive views, towering trees, and dramatic geology await you on these 10 trails around the country.
    Read it here

  • “A Brush with Polar Pears”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2014
    While attempting to break a record for walking to the North Pole, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters have a close brush with hungry polar bears.
    Read it here.

  • “Exploring the Deepest Cave in the Western Hemisphere”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2014
    On March 28, Bill Steele and Tommy Shifflett will embark on a four-week expedition down one of the deepest caves in the world.
    Read it here.

  • “10 Best National Parks to Visit This Spring”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    March 2014
    We’ve handpicked the 10 best national parks for springtime revelry, from Tennessee to Alaska to California. Now it’s your turn to start planning a trip.
    Read it here.

  • “A Teen Prepares to Take on the Himalayan Triple 8”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2014
    On April 3, Matt Moniz will depart for Kathmandu, the official start of the most ambitious Himalayan expedition of 2014.
    Read it here.

  • “Beneath the Surface”

    Women’s Adventure
    Spring 2014
    Exploratory caver Emily Zuber literally goes where no man (or woman) has gone before. But she pays a price for her adventure lifestyle.
    Read it here.

  • “The Plan to Jump of Everest in a Wingsuit”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2014
    In May, Joby Ogwyn will attempt the first wing suit flight off Everest’s summit. Here’s his plan.
    Read it here.

  • “Eric Larsen Prepares to Sprint to the North Pole”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2014
    Arctic explorer Eric Larsen prepared for a 500-mile push to the North Pole by dragging tires up Colorado’s Front Range.
    Read it here.

  • “A New World Record for the Longest Antarctic Trek”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2014
    On February 7, British explorers completed a 1,795-mile journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, the longest polar journey in history.
    Read it here.

  • “Santa Fe’s Best Kept Ski Mountain”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2014
    Locals will downplay Santa Fe’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a nice family resort. That’s because they hope you’ll stay away from their private ski paradise.
    Read it here.

  • “Snowcat Skiing in the Rockies”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2014
    Beaver Creek’s new Perfect Mountain Gentlemen package offers three nights at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, and a day of cat skiing in the backcountry.
    Read it here.

  • “Mountain Biking Patagonia”

    MensJournal.com
    February 2014
    Tierra Patagonia offeres the way to get into Chile by mountain bike—around steep, desolate trails, and beneath the Torres del Paine.
    Read it here.

  • “Missed Opportunity”

    5280
    January 2014
    The HPV vaccine prevents cancer. So why aren’t more Colorado parents demanding it for their kids?
    Read it here.

  • “North America’s Best Winter Snow Sports Festivals”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    December 2013
    Nothing says “let it snow” like winter snow sport festivals, where freezing temperatures and blizzard-like conditions are reasons to celebrate.
    Read it here.

  • “Set Your Intention”

    Women’s Health
    December 2013
    Staying focused during a workout will improve your performance and amp your results. Here’s how to use your mind to sculpt a better body.
    Read it here.

  • “Standing Up on Honduras’s Wild Rapids”

    MensJournal.com
    December 2013
    Known for its raging whitewater, the newly conquered Rio Cangrejal is now open to paddlers.
    Read it here.

  • “10 Best National Parks to Visit This Winter”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    December 2013
    The snowy solitude of winter creates a serene landscape in National Parks all over America.
    Read it here.

  • “Woman on Top”

    Women’s Adventure
    Winter 2013
    Extreme high altitude mountaineer Ellen Miller on life above 23,000 feet.
    Read it here.

  • “Winter’s Wonder Dogs”

    The Bark
    Winter 2013
    Avalanche dogs make people smile, and may make them more attentive about using common sense in the backcountry.
    Read it here.

  • “Aspen Alternatives”

    New York
    October 2013
    Three lesser-known ski towns that provide a world-class winter experience.
    Read it here.

  • “Places to Visit Before They Disappear”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2013
    From sinking islands to increasingly populated steppes, these nine destinations should be at the top of adventurers’ priority lists.
    Read it here

     

  • “Going Electric in Wine Country”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2013
    Pedalers flock to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley for it’s rolling roads and wineries. Turbocharged bikes speed up the tour considerably.
    Read it here.

  • “Colorado’s Big Shortcut”

    MensJournal.com
    September 20013
    Forget driving. The most direct route between Aspen and Crested Butte is a rugged trail with fantastic views.
    Read it here.

  • “10 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S.”

    Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
    September 2013
    Visit these destinations for America’s most jaw-dropping fall scenery.
    Read it here.

  • “Path of the Patriarch”

    The Clymb
    September 2013
    Can a new backpacking trail replace terrorism with tourism?
    Read it here.*
    *Bronze: 2013 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Long Weekends Like a Local”

    National Geographic
    September 2013
    Plan a long weekend escape with local advice on where to hike, bike, paddle, ski, stay, and eat. Featuring the top adventure towns in the U.S.
    Read it here.

  • “The Road Not Ridden”

    Women’s Adventure
    Fall 2013
    A former road bike racer gets a chance to ride with Afghanistan’s first women’s cycling team.
    Read it here.*
    *Gold: 2013 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Get on Board: Top 5 Places to SUP in Denver”

    5280.com
    July 2013
    This summer, seems everyone in the Front Range is trying stand-up paddleboarding. Here’s where to get in on the action.
    Read it here.

  • “Afghanistan’s Two-Wheeled Revolution”

    National Geographic
    July 2013
    Afghanistan’s first women’s bike racing team hits the road.
    Read it here.*
    *Silver: 2013 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Climbs With a View”

    Bicycling
    July 2013
    Five mountain passes that promise jaw-dropping vistas along with major bragging rights.
    Read it here.

  • “Five Tour de France Bike Trips”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2013
    A select group of outfitters offers cyclists the chance to pedal the race route and watch the peloton.
    Read it here.

  • “Reboot, Refresh”

    Runner’s World
    June 2013
    Not feeling it? Learn how to break through common mental barriers that impede your training.
    Read it here.

  • “Feeling the Cuts”

    Elevation Outdoors
    June 2013
    A hard look at the effects of budget sequestration on Colorado’s National Parks—and what you can do to help protect the places where we play.
    Read it here.

  • “Ethics Lesson”

    The Bark
    Summer 2013
    Standing up for a dog in Haiti.
    Read it here.

  • “A Hike Up Iceland’s Most Active Volcano”

    MensJournal.com
    May 2013
    The journey up Iceland’s infamous Eyjafjallajökull is one of the best day hikes in the world.
    Read it here.

  • “Spin Cities”

    5280
    May 2013
    A guide to the best road biking routes in the Front Range of Colorado, including Boulder’s best hill climbs, the Rist Canyon loop, and Lake Dillon.
    Read it here.

  • “The Freestyle Ski School”

    MensJournal.com
    April 2013
    For anyone tapping Colorado’s spring ski season, a world-class program lets shredders drop in and learn the finer points of jumps, slides, and all things rad.
    Read it here.

  • “Lion Queen”

    Runner’s World 
    March 2013
    A Kenyan researcher launches a race to raise local awareness for big-cat conservation.
    Read it here.

  • “A City Park for Serious Bikers”

    MensJournal.com
    March 2013
    In the heart of Boulder, Colorado lies the word’s largest urban bike park. And the best part? It’s free.
    Read it here.

  • “Bikes Not Bombs”

    Elevation Outdoors
    March 2013
    Shannon Galpin brings her battle against gender violence in Afghanistan back home to Colorado through a new domestic non profit.
    Read it here.

  • “A Different Spin”

    5280
    March 2013
    It may be known as a mountain biking mecca, but Moab has some of the best road cycling in the region.
    Read it here.

  • “International Outreach”

    The Bark
    Spring 2013
    Transformed by volunteering, Nora Livingstone helps others do the same.
    Read it here.*
    *Finalist: 2013 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Skiing the Alps, Italian Style”

    MensJournal.com
    January 2013
    An alpine loop combines breathtaking views with eating, drinking, and, oh, amazing skiing too.
    Read it here.

  • “Heros: Austin Taylor”

    Backpacker
    January 2013
    Austin Taylor is creating Haiti’s first backpacking tours—and keeping the profits local.
    Read it here.

  • “High Anxiety”

    5280
    January 2013
    A closer look at Colorado’s rising angst for the annual health issue.
    Read it here.

  • “Ultimate Adventure Bucket List”

    National Geographic
    November 2012
    Twenty of National Geographic’s esteemed Adventurers of the Year share the wildest dream trips they’ve ever had—a dazzling list of feats around the globe.
    Read it here.*
    *Silver: 2012 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Utah’s Ultimate Mountain Biking Trail”

    MensJournal.com
    November 2012
    Easily the world’s most famous mountain bike trail, Slickrock offers physics-defying rides and jaw-dropping views.
    Read it here.

  • “The Ones They Left Behind”

    5280
    November 2012
    Do climbing tragedies change anything?
    Read it here.

  • “Heros: Ken John”

    Backpacker
    November 2012
    This former executive helps the homeless by distributing used camping gear.
    Read it here.

  • “Rocky Mountain Higher”

    MensJournal.com
    October 2012
    Step into Colorado’s thin air, where the birds roam, with the help of a tandem paragliding pilot.
    Read it here.

  • “New Heights”

    Women’s Adventure
    Fall 2012
    First Descents challenges young adults with cancer, presenting real obstacles to fear, confront, and conquer in the outdoors.
    Read it here.*
    *3rd place: 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Award

  • “Step into Liquid”

    Outside
    September 2012
    A surf camp in Morocco that mixes in the country’s rich culture.
    Read it here.

  • “Egypt by Boat and Bike”

    MensJournal.com
    September 2012
    Pedal through some of the wonders of the ancient world while spending nights aboard a luxury yacht.
    Read it here.

  • “Run Meat Free”

    Elevation Outdoors
    September 2012
    Ultrarunner Scott Jurek talks about his move to Colorado, and how writing his first book compares to competing in 100-miles races.
    Read it here.

  • “Wings of Kilimanjaro”

    National Geographic
    August 2012
    This summer, a small international team scouted a route up Kilimanjaro for the first legal paragliding attempt off the mountain, planned for February 2013.
    Read it here.*
    *Gold: 2012 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Daredevil Downhilling for Mountain Bikers”

    MensJournal.com
    August 2012
    Whistler’s Top of the World trail gives bikers 5,000 feet of vertical on which to ponder their mortality.
    Read it here.

  • “Mountaineering Made Easy”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2012
    Via ferrata lets you leave rope and rack at home while climbing up jaw-dropping summits.
    Read it  here.

  • “The Highest Ride in America”

    MensJournal.com
    July 2012
    Don’t kid yourself, you need to be in shape to bike up to 14,000 feet on Colorado’s Mt. Evans Scenic Byway.
    Read it here.

  • “Growth Model”

    5280
    July 2012
    A Boulder woman brings aquaponics, a cutting-edge gardening technique, to the DIY-inclined.
    Read it here.

  • “Stream of Dreams”

    Mountain
    Summer 2012
    If you build it, the salmonids will come. Waterways by fisherman. . . for everyone.
    Read it here.

  • “The Unchartered Mountain Retreat”

    MensJournal.com
    June 2012
    Haiti’s La Visite National Park contains 24,000 acres of grassland and forests perfect for hiking and mountain biking—and a charming old-world inn.
    Read it here.

  • “Trailblazing Haiti”

    National Geographic
    June 2012
    This spring a small team of Americans scouted a course for the first professional mountain biking stage race in Haiti. The terrain was beyond any of their wildest expectations.
    Read it here.

  • “Dog on Board”

    The Bark
    Summer 2012
    Stand-up paddle boarding is hot. Here’s how to SUP with you pup.
    Read it here.

  • “Wake Up Call”

    Breathe
    June 2012
    Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in America. It’s also one of the easier to prevent. Here’s how to fight back.
    Read it here.

  • “Lifting the Curse”

    Women’s Health
    May 2012
    When you’re moody and crampy, you may not feel motivated. But climb off the couch, because having your period can actually turbocharge your workout. Find out how.
    Read it here.

  • “The Grape Escape”

    Elevation Outdoors
    April 2012
    Colorado’s Western Slope has been decreed “up and coming” wine country. If you don’t believe the hype—go see for yourself. And bring your bike.
    Read it here.

  • “Immune to It All”

    Runner’s World
    November 2011
    Colds and coughs bring down legions of long distance runners. Don’t be one of them.
    Read it here.

  • “Pushing the Boundaries”

    Elevation Outdoors
    November 2011
    Breckenridge is primed to open new terrain on Peak 6. While the expansion has some locals excited, many see it as a big corporation’s move too far.
    Read it here.*
    *1st place: 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Award

  • “Survivors”

    Women’s Running
    September 2011
    When breast cancer attacked, three women used running as a weapon to battle the disease.
    Read it read.

  • “Power Play”

    5280
    August 2011
    A Front Range M.D. has developed a potentially revolutionary treatment for orthopedic injuries. So why is the FDA trying to stop him?
    Read it here.

  • “On the Move”

    Women’s Adventure
    Summer 2011
    Action-packed animal sightseeing in some of the world’s most engaging eco-systems.
    Read it here.

  • “Time to Rest”

    Runner’s World
    June 2011
    How to use a scientific approach to gauge when to run and when to back off.
    Read it here.

  • “Run Your Way Through Wine Country”

    Women’s Running
    May 2011
    Pack your running shoes and head to Sonoma County to race through blossoming vineyards while drinking in gorgeous views.
    Read it here.

  • “Long Trails”

    Women’s Adventure
    Spring 2011
    The transformative power of the 1,000-mile trek and four standout trails around the globe.
    Read it here.

  • “Running Through It”

    Women’s Running
    March 2011
    During the lowest points in their lives, three ordinary women became runners and emerged stronger in body, mind, and spirit.
    Read it here.

  • “Lighten Up”

    Runner’s World
    February 2011
    How to outrun the blues during the season of plunging temps and zero motivation.
    Read it here.

  • “Strong from Head to Feet”

    Women’s Running
    January 2011
    Arguably the most accomplished collegiate runner, the United States has ever seen, Jenny Barringer needed to connect her body and mind to reach her full potential.
    Read it here.

  • “Man vs. Wild”

    Trail Runner
    October 2010
    How a Pennsylvania lawyer dominates Alaska’s 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational.
    Read it here.

  • “Dancing with Nature”

    Breathe
    Fall 2010
    An encounter with flesh-eating ants on the island of Zanzibar leaves the author musing over the unpredictable nature of nature.
    Read it here.

  • “Yoga Fusion”

    Women’s Adventure
    Fall 2010
    Combining yoga with adventure travel proves the perfect recipe for revitalization.
    Read it here.

  • “Dinner on the Farm”

    Sunset
    August 2010
    Boulder County’s farm dinners bring the table to the farm.
    Read it here.

  • “Journey to Jerusalem”

    Women’s Running
    July 2011
    The Jerusalem Half Marathon draws running’s most faithful pilgrims.
    Read it here.

  • “Leaving Las Vegas”

    Women’s Adventure
    Spring 2010
    Kim Coats left everything behind to pursue a dream helping others in Rwanda.
    Read it here.*
    *3rd place: 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Award

  • “Sky Runner Kilian Jornet”

    Elevation Outdoors
    December 2009
    In which we try to keep pace with the man who may be the toughest runner ever.
    Read it here.

  • “Transformational Travel”

    Breathe
    Winter 2009
    The voluntourism experience in Africa.
    Read it here.*
    *Gold: 2011 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “The Healing Power of Running”

    Women’s Running
    November 20009
    In Rwanda, one woman helps other women recover from a brutal past by introducing them to sports, and gives thousands of girls the chance to play.
    Read it here.*
    *Gold: 2011 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards

  • “Forest or People? One Woman Trying to Save Both in Rwanda”

    The Ecologist
    August 2009
    On one side stand half a million poor farmers. On the other, a patch of once-extensive forest that is the area’s ecological lynchpin. In between, one woman.
    Read it here.