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Posts Tagged With ‘ mountain ’

 

Top 3 Cannabis Hiking Groups

April 28th, 2018

Cannabis and hiking are a great pair. You get to enjoy being in nature while also consuming a bit of it. The age-old stereotype that cannabis users are lazy is still being debunked. Hikers who consume cannabis are a great example of active stoners. We aren’t inside on the couch. We’re outside on the trail, and we’re not alone. In fact, there are a few organizations putting together cannabis friendly group hikes. Check out the top three cannabis hiking groups below and find out how to join along on one of their cannabis friendly adventures. CannaVenture CannaVenture is first on our list.... Read More

03-09-2018

March 8th, 2018

Gorgeous Boulder mountain view. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

03-08-2018

March 7th, 2018

Gorgeous Boulder mountain view. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

01-26-2018

January 25th, 2018

Beautiful mountain view To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

Are the Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 5th, 2018

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Patrick

November 21st, 2017

“This is going to be a little crazy.” explains Patrick, as he leaps over the gap on the summit of Green Mountain. “I’m tapering, so I’m trying not to hurt myself.” he mentions after performing his quite magnificent leap. Stoked to meet a fellow mountain runner with a sense for fun and adventure!  Read More

This Saturday: New Colorado Holiday to Celebrate Value of Public Lands!

May 16th, 2017

There is a great respect and appreciation for the public land here in Colorado, and the majority of Colorado voters in 2016 “opposed efforts to turn national public lands over to the state.” (Conservation Colorado 2016). With this sentiment in mind, Colorado made itself the first state to create a holiday focused on appreciating the benefits received from public land. Be one of the first to celebrate this holiday on this coming Saturday, the 20th of May, as it will be the one of the first celebrations ever of Colorado’s New Public Lands Day! Colorado’s public land holds great value and... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 16th, 2017

Keith didn’t think he was going to make it to the summit of the flatirons. He’s from Pennsylvania, but made the trip out to Boulder so he could visit a friend. Keith was worried that hiking mountains that are already a mile high would prove to be difficult. He was especially worried about getting altitude sickness and suffering through horrible headaches – which have been a problem for him in the past. After hearing stories from friends and family that have visited, he was expecting to be out of breath and in need of oxygen almost immediately. But, on the contrary, he found it much easier... Read More

Thaw

January 16th, 2017

My fear of falling is surpassed in my life only by my fear of stagnation. For all of my adult life I have wandered, unable to take root in one place for too long, even when I have tried to do so. Perhaps my failure to synthesize permanence has been the expression of some latent, subconscious desire to avoid the imprisonments of circumstance. But regardless of any and all efforts, there have been portions of my years, bricks laid heavy as the seasons, during which I have found myself feeling immobilized behind the walls of time.   Winter hangs like a shroud over the days, even beneath the persistent... Read More

Calm

November 22nd, 2016

I breathe deeply as I tie my knot, looping the rope the same way that I always do, dressing it carefully so that its layers lie comfortably amongst themselves, the lengths all perfect, the tension equal. I sit down to put on my shoes, left first, pulling the velcro taught and flexing my toes against the rubber, then the right, moving laterally in my ritual as if reading whatever it is my body has to say. It is the same each and every time and it is a process, one that I take slowly and with care not to rush. The moment I step off of the ground I am attempting to enter a unique space within myself,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the day!

November 14th, 2016

Lael sits and looks out over Boulder county, contemplating next move. How many people do you know who get truly excited about a flower? Lael is one of them. A colorado native, Lael goes to CU and he studies a plethora of things. Lael is currently in a Yoga class, he plays guitar and he makes films. Amazing films by the way. I’ve never meet someone with and eye quite like Lael. So go out and sit on top of the mountain and just think. It’s good for you.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 6th, 2016

Royal Arch at Chautauqua Park – Sarah is visiting Boulder during her week long stay here to attend meetings and conferences for La Sportiva. She is quite the mountain goat runner, especially going downhill. “It’s so cool to be a part of what they (La Sportiva athletes) do,” Sarah expresses “and to hear about their big mountain stories.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 29th, 2016

“My fastest time on this loop is 50 minutes,” proclaims Chase, an avid mountain biker in Boulder. He loves to time himself on the Walker Ranch loop which a 7 mile loop involving sections of the trail in which you must carry your bike. When I ran into Chase, he was carrying his bike over his shoulder up a section of rock stairs comparable to 2 flights of stairs. Chase has a great attitude towards being outside. We even proposed a friendly mountain biker vs trail runner race in the near future on this loop.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 15th, 2016

Jeff’s favorite smoothie is filled with every kind of berry he can find in his kitchen. His most recent smoothie included strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, kale, spinach, chia seeds, and peanut butter. As a recent transplant from Minnesota, this dude is passionate about getting out there and talking to everybody we meet on the trail…for at least 10 minutes. We chatted to this one guy who is hiking the TMB (Trail du Mont Blanc) next month and another guy who flies glider planes in Colombia. Jeff can be seen hiking or running at Chautauqua or even climbing up the flatirons.  Read More

Hiking Tips: The Five Essentials

September 2nd, 2016

Being in nature no matter what, is an enjoyable experience for most people, but having the right items with you when you hike can make or break your outdoor experience. Here are the basic essential items every hiker should have with them. Water – Always bring more than enough water. The amount of water that you take will depend on the length of hike you plan to take and the amount of time it will take you to complete your hike. From personal experience, I would suggest a liter of water as the minimum of water to take, and would recommend for those who are serious hikers to invest in a backpack... Read More

Hike of the Week: Flagstaff

August 26th, 2016

Flagstaff is one of the those hikes that the locals know and is popular with tourists, so if you haven’t checked out Flagstaff, you must put it on the list as one of the trails to do before summer ends! Like many of Boulder’s hiking trails, Flagstaff offers a variety of options for hikers; unlike some of the other nearby trails, the summit can also be reached by road which I have heard is a popular date night spot for its incredible views of the city, the Continental Divide, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, if you have the time, be sure to check out Flagstaff... Read More

Hike of the Week: Mount Sanitas

August 12th, 2016

One of the most popular hiking trails in Boulder is Mount Sanitas, and like many hiking areas, Mount Sanitas gives hikers options for creating the perfect hike. It also, like many other local hiking trails is only a few minutes out of town, but gives one the illusion that he/she is out in the wilderness far away from city life. Because of the trail’s popularity, one will most likely encounter other hikers, making Sanitas a great option for those new to solo hiking. Here are some options when hiking Sanitas: The Loop – This is the most difficult of the options for it involves a steep ascent... Read More

Hike of the Week: North Table Moutain

August 5th, 2016

North Table Mountain is in Golden, Colorado which technically isn’t a part of Boulder County, but this beautiful hiking trail is only 30 minutes from Boulder and definitely worthy of being this week’s Hike of the Week for its spectacular views of the Denver metro area, unique rock formations, and location along the scenic highway CO-93. North Table Mountain is classified as a mesa and recognized by its lava flow rock formation sides making it a favorite spot for students of the local Colorado School of Mines and geology enthusiasts to frequent. North Table Mountain trail is a 2.7-7.7 mile loop;... Read More

Hike of the Week: Chautauqua-Gregory Canyon Loop

July 1st, 2016

The hike of the week, which I dubbed The Chautauqua-Gregory Canyon loop is one of the best long hikes for the experienced hiker to enjoy in solitude, or for friends to have private conversation and share a picnic. Around 4.5 miles, the loop is a low key hike with some downhill and uphill, as well as a couple creek crossings, and a ladder. Along most of the Gregory Canyon trail you will enjoy the soothing sound of the creek and green foliage, and as you loop back on Saddle Rock and E.M. Greenman you will see awe-inspiring views of the city below. When on Saddle Rock, prepare yourself for using the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 29th, 2016

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Garrett has always had a love for the mountains and the outdoors. Seven years ago, he relocated with his wife, Julie, to Denver and quickly realized that the city life wasn’t for them. After a couple short years in Denver, Garrett and his wife moved to Niwot in Boulder County where they could escape the busy city lifestyle and settle down in the countryside. “I see us staying there for quite some time,” he said. Garrett goes hiking, camping, and backpacking on a regular basis with his local friends, and sometimes his wife enjoys tagging along.... Read More