Monthly Archives: December 2010

Know your equipment

Get a beacon for Christmas? Let’s pause for a moment to revisit a story from last winter. A backcountry skier befuddled rescuers for two months after flipping on his personal locator beacon every time he headed out for a few … Continue reading

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How to shop for outdoorsy gals

Outdoor Divas hosts a men’s shopping night every December — the Boulder store is hosting theirs tonight, from 5 to 8. There’s free pizza, Oskar Blues beer and plenty of help picking out gifts from the Divas. The event inspired … Continue reading

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AvaLung recall

A quick FYI for backcountry skiers and boarders: Black Diamond announced today that they’re recalling some of their 2010 AvaLung packs.

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Pancake, climb, donut, beer

My friend Adam judged our day in Eldo (and at Southern Sun and Neptune) yesterday as scoring very high on the fun-per-feet-climbed scale. We did one 50-foot pitch. That’s it. His version of the story is here. To summarize: pancake, … Continue reading

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Not my people

Today’s Field Notes is about being outdoorsy in the Midwest. It’s possible. Quite possible. It’s just not always easy — like it is here. I started rock climbing and mountain biking when I lived in Missouri. It’s tough being a … Continue reading

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Field Notes: for better or worse

Today’s Field Notes is a reminder that the relationships you build through sport are more important than the sport itself. That’s especially true for a marriage. But when your spouse has one mystery injury, then another, it’s easy to keep … Continue reading

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West TSA open house tonight

If you care about trails and access in Boulder, you might want to show up tonight at the open house to review the Community Collaborative Group’s initial recommendations for the West Trails Study Area. Details here.

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