Hiking a 14er – Tips & Tricks for Climbing your first 14er

hiking a 14er
It's a beautiful experience and a fantastic achievement to climb your first mountain, and we hope with a little bit of preparation, some essential skills and some friendly advice you will be able to report back with your own stories of fantastic summit ascents. ...

Back Country Skiing in CO’s 10th Mountain Division Huts

The 10th mountain hut trips provide more than just a landscape of Colorado’s majestic mountains and the best pow out there. They share the spirit of the honorable individuals who fought in the war and a lesson in self reliance and survival.

Hiking Mexico’s Snow-Capped Volcano, Nevado de Toluca – 15er!

Nevado de Toluca
I’m lying in snow, 14,000 feet above sea level on a volcano known as Nevado de Toluca, when I feel warm breath against my hand. Exhale, groan, roll over. It’s a dog, come to investigate my motionless form. “Good dog,” I slur and raise a hand to pat her head. Her name is Maya, I think, and she’s been tagging along with our hiking group since this morning.

Weekends on the Lake: Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects

Drone Minnesota Art Shanty Projects | Rockchuck Summit
A 12-foot polar bear slowly lumbers across the frozen lake.  Two heavily bundled children shout gleefully as they bounce each other up and down on a Ouijatotter.  College students dance their cares (and thick winter shells) away in a small hut pounding with music.  All this and more is par for the course at Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects, an annual experiment in public art and community.

Snowmobiling the Top of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Snowmobile Colorado
My wife and I moved to Colorado in 2015, and we’ve been loving it ever since. We moved here for the mountains, and the outdoor activities.

Fairytale Escape to the Minnesota Ice Castles

Minnesota Ice Castles
On a dark and cold winter night, the Ice Castles are mysteriously alluring.  Their tall walls of ice glimmer with magical promise, a sharp contrast to the slightly worn gas station across the street and the everyday goings-on of a small Minnesotan town.  Excited...