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Helitrax Lead Guide Joe Shults hunkered down with a group of clients as the helicopter pulled out of a landing zone atop a 13,000-foot ridge in Bridal Veil Basin. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost)
Heli-Skiing Heaven
by Martinique Davis
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Every day spent heli-skiing in the San Juan Mountains is a good day.
Chicks With Picks
by Jessica Newens
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
For 12 years, Ouray-based Chicks With Picks has not only empowered the women participating in its annual ice climbing clinics, but it’s raised almost $150,00 for women’s shelters.
Telluride and Ouray, Sister Cities Linked by a Majestic Past
by Martinique Davis
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Iconic mines, mills and even the now-vanished Town of Tomboy link Telluride and Ouray, both major players in the heyday of gold-and-silver mining.
Skiing on Mars
by Peter Shelton
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
“Like a lot of glaciated features, our headwall ended in a knife-edge ridge with a mirror-image cirque falling away on the other side.” Shelton remembers a long-ago midsummer ski trip.
In Spring and Summer, the Boot Doctor Is a River Runner
by Karen James
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
When the white gold that fuels the winter season starts to soften and the snow melt plunges down the mountainsides, it’s another opportunity to get in touch with the natural world.
Small Town, Tiny Track Add Up to Big-Time Excitement
by Gus Jarvis
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Car racing at Olathe’s Thunder Mountain Speedway packs a punch of high-adrenaline excitement, and it’s easy on the wallet.
Campground Cooking: Some of the Best Meals of Summer
by Martinique Davis
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Some of the best summer meals come out of the campground. Try these expert-tested recipes for your next camp cookout.
Parched? Slake Your Thirst With These Fine Local Brews.
by Watch Staff
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
How about a Western San Juans brewery tour? Here are some local libations to quench your thirst after that summer adventure.
Befriending the Wind: An Old Dog Goes Snowkiting
by Lance Waring
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Veteran skier and climber Lance Waring learns a new trick.
Snowmobiling the San Juans: High Adventure for the Entire Family
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who want horsepower in their winter sport, snowmobiling is the answer. The San Juan Mountains provide the perfect location.
Experience High Camp Hut
by Jessica Newens
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
High Camp Hut is the perfect winter adventure retreat, with all the creature comforts.
Lost Resorts (A Natural History)
by Peter Shelton
Dec 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Ski Hesperus (aka Hespie) may be a small, but it’s tough (so is its owner), and it’s a local’s favorite ski hill.