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Outdoor Photos: Quick and Dirty Tips

April 15th, 2016

                        If you’re a fan of the beautiful Boulder wilderness, you’ve no doubt tried to capture it on a camera or smartphone. The looming Flatirons provide the perfect backdrop for any nature photos. Boulder’s Open Space and trails are the perfect venue to catch the perfect nature shot. Here’s some tips for catching that perfect, Instagram-worthy shot in the outdoors. Bring a camera. This one should be obvious. Your camera can range from an old school disposable camera, to a smartphone camera, to a high-end DSLR.... Read More

Eldorado Canyon: What to Know, Where to Go

April 8th, 2016

  With the warm weather, it’s time to head out and explore the surrounding parks and trails around Boulder. One of Boulder’s best parks sits a few miles south of the town itself, and boasts beautiful scenery and rich history.   Eldorado Canyon beacons as a mecca for local rock climbers. The state park is renown for its beautiful sandstone walls, pocked with thousands of rock climbing routes. Any serious climbers in Boulder should not pass up a chance to experience the world class routes in Eldorado Canyon.   However, for the more causal adventurer, Eldorado Canyon offers miles... Read More

Hiking with Dogs in Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

April 1st, 2016

                          Now that the March snow-mageddon has subsided, its time to start getting back out on the trails. And what better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more.   But, before heading into the great outdoors with... Read More

Fun in the Snow: How to Make the best of Spring Snow

March 25th, 2016

Fun in the Sun Snow: How to Make the best of Spring Snow   Boulder got slammed with a massive storm which blanketed out hiking trails in snow, and more is expected this weekend. Instead of hiding indoors all day, here’s a few ways to enjoy the snowy outdoors around Boulder.   Snowshoeing: For those that want to get their hiking fix, snowshoeing provides a viable means of snow-top transport. The wide footprint of the snowshoe will allow you to float above the snowy wet surface. Snowshoes are allowed at Chautauqua Park and most hiking venues in Boulder. Snowshoes can be rented at Crystal... Read More

Lunar Eclipse Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

March 18th, 2016

                          On Wednesday, March 23, there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Boulder!   During a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the Moon passes behind the Earth, in nearly perfect alignment with the Sun and Earth. The Earth blocks some of the light from the Sun, and casts a slight shadow over the Moon.   The Penumbral Eclipse will be visible in Boulder on March 23 at 3:39 AM, and will finish at 7:54 AM, peaking at 5:47 AM.   Lunar eclipses are among the easiest celestial phenomenon to watch. From Boulder,... Read More