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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.
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.
“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.
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.
Car racing at Olathe’s Thunder Mountain Speedway packs a punch of high-adrenaline excitement, and it’s easy on the wallet.
Some of the best summer meals come out of the campground. Try these expert-tested recipes for your next camp cookout.
How about a Western San Juans brewery tour? Here are some local libations to quench your thirst after that summer adventure.
Veteran skier and climber Lance Waring learns a new trick.
For those who want horsepower in their winter sport, snowmobiling is the answer. The San Juan Mountains provide the perfect location.
High Camp Hut is the perfect winter adventure retreat, with all the creature comforts.
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.