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Steps to Summit Your First 14er

May 17th, 2020

When you look out over the mountain peaks that make Colorado one of the most beautiful places to live in the country, you may see certain summits that tower over the others, snowcapped even late into the summer. Many of these are known as 14ers, and their height reaches over 14,000 feet above sea level. There are 58 of these massive peaks in Colorado, the most of any state in the country, and conquering them is a rite of passage for any outdoor enthusiast. But don’t think you can just hop on a trail and summit a 14er—these monsters take more preparation than you might think. Here’s a handy... Read More

9 Tips for Staying Safe in a Storm

July 15th, 2019

After a hiker was killed on Sunday due to lightning strikes in Boulder County, it’s important to remember how to stay safe if there is lightning and avoid getting injured, though the chances of getting struck are very low. The CDC recommends a variety of indoor and outdoor safety tips if you are stuck in a storm: Safety precautions outdoors If the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter. Don’t forget the 30-30 rule. After you see lightning, start counting to 30. If you hear thunder... Read More