Posts by Julie


Steeped in gold and silver mining history, Clear Creek County is investing in a less finite revenue source: tourism. Steeped in gold and silver mining history, Clear Creek County is investing in a less finite revenue source: tourism. “We were the Radiator Springs of Colorado,” says Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau Director Cassandra Patton, referring to the fictional pass-through town in the movie “Cars.” “Now perspectives are...

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Like all new sports, learning to splitboard requires practice — even if you already know how to snowboard. The technical gear, transitions, and body dynamics demand some long, slow days in the mountains just to figure it all out. I was lucky enough to get a beautiful on-snow practice day with Colorado Adventure Guides out of Breckenridge, Colorado. Patient and knowledgeable, guide Scott Levin walked me through everything from...

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Last year, Maddie Hart won the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Run, making her the youngest person — male or female — to ever sweep the ultrarunning event. Ultrarunning, 50 km or longer, is starting to skew younger and faster. But traditionally the sport has been dominated by older, mostly malerunners who find extended success at enduring over long distances as the speed of their youth wanes. “I had low expectations, but I ran...

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Tylandra Callands runs with a gun. That’s legal in Washington state and certainly a normal sight around the military base where she lives with her husband, an active-duty Navy submariner, and three young children. Packing heat isn’t really what raises eyebrows. It’s the running. Originally from South Carolina, Callands is a black woman on the move, and not the “thinnest, fastest runner,” she says. But that doesn’t seem to stop her...

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There’s nothing like a ski weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With consistently killer snow, great accessibility, epic terrain, and a storybook downtown, it’s high on all kinds of adventure. My family visits at least once a season, happily leveraging the five days of skiing that the Ikon Pass affords at this iconic yet totally approachable mountain. Each year we seem to stash away new pro tips gleaned from local friends...

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