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OutThere Colorado: Why You Should Take an Avalanche Awareness Clinic

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By Meg Atteberry, OutThere Colorado Regardless if you have years of experience in the backcountry, or you are just getting started, everyone has something to learn at an avalanche awareness clinic. What Is an Avalanche Awareness Clinic? This two-hour course is designed to give a brief, high-level overview of avalanche problems, gear, and rescue. An avalanche awareness clinic is not …

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OutThere Colorado: Leave No Trace this Winter with These Best Practices

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By Meg Atteberry, OutThere Colorado Just because the ground is covered doesn’t mean you can throw Leave No Trace out the window. Mountain ecosystems work overtime to survive in harsh winter weather. Keep your outdoor space pristine this winter with some Leave No Trace know-how. Travel Lightly and Check Your Coordinates Often Winter conditions typically lead to off-trail travel. The …

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Climate Change: Effects on our Outdoor Livelihood

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The sun is beating down on all of us excited tourists as we deboard the alpine train. An idyllic scene greets us; layers of tall pines and alpine flowers line the surrounding mountains. Ahead, a thunderous river grinds through the valley floor on the left, while adjacently an even gravel path gently snakes into the distance. The path leads to Morteratsch …

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A ski bum's guide to (kind of) functioning without skiing

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Winter is for skiing, no ifs, ands, or buts. Everyday without class is another glorious day to get up to the mountain and shred some runs with friends, mess around on tree trails, and gawk at all the hot skier boys absolutely sending it. Needless to say it’s one of my favorite seasons. This season, however, has been slightly lacking …