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Red light, green light: Learning to read your body’s pain signals (1)

August 3, 2015 — 

Summit County is filled with bodies in motion. Whether you’re into running the corners of the baseball diamond, hiking a 14er or descending downhill terrain on a mountain bike, there …

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Summit County Bike Guide: Blue River Trail (video) (2)

July 31, 2015 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — Few rides in Silverthorne are more relaxing than the Blue River Trail. The fully paved rec path winds along the banks of the Blue River, the county’s …

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Downhill longboarding: An underground realm of motorcycle leathers and freeway speeds on Vail Pass (3)

July 31, 2015 — 

Rule No. 1 of downhill longboarding: Don’t become a human crayon.On a calm Saturday morning, a cyclist is slowly grinding up the western side of the 8.5-mile Vail Pass bike …

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An introduction to the best longboarding in Summit County (4)

July 31, 2015 — 

In the wide world of board sports, longboarding is sometimes considered a joke.Maybe it gets a bad rap from a recent surge in popularity. About seven or eight years ago, …

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The joys of skiing and snowboarding in summer at Woodward Copper (5)

July 30, 2015 — 

Summer camp is an experience like no other. You meet new people, learn new things, travel to lands unknown and, for one of the first times in life, are completely …

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts public roundtable for hunters, anglers July 29 (6)

July 29, 2015 — 

The hunting season is fast approaching, and Colorado officials want to hear from you — the hunters, anglers and all outdoorsmen in the Central Rocky Mountains.Local sportsmen and women are …

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New MTB Mesa Top Trail completed on Grand Mesa outside of Grand Junction (7)

July 29, 2015 — 

After three years of hard work, rock removal and dedication, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association has completed the Mesa Top Trail, its latest High-Country mountain biking trail.The trail is …

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Former Aspen ski club director Greg Needell joins Team Summit Colorado (8)

July 26, 2015 — 

Team Summit Colorado has a new alpine director and head coach with top-level experience, including a stint coaching U.S. Ski Team Olympians like Ted Ligety. Earlier this month, the Copper-based …

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Pro tips for summer backcountry travel in the Colorado mountains (9)

July 25, 2015 — 

An increasing number of summer visitors to campgrounds and national forests across the Rocky Mountains has played a part in more accidents involving volatile weather, bears and hypothermia, prompting U.S. …

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How adventure races are losing ground to the Tough Mudder and Spartan Race (10)

July 25, 2015 — 

This weekend, about 100 multi-sport athletes from across the West came to Frisco for a test of just how much torture they can endure — and just how much they’re …

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Colorado hunting licenses on sale for bear, elk and moose July 21 (11)

July 22, 2015 — 

The hunting season is nearly here, but first, it’s time to apply for a license.On July 21, Colorado Parks and Wildlife launched sales of over-the-counter (OTC) and OTC with caps …

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A pro guide to train, race, recover for a Colorado triathlon (12)

July 17, 2015 — 

Swim, bike, run — that’s where triathlon training starts and mostly where it stays. The multi-discipline athletic events can be intimidating to break into, but Breckenridge resident and professional triathlete …

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Route Finder: The Royal Flush in Frisco (13)

July 16, 2015 — 

While many flock to Summit County for the epic winter adventures or the growing mountain bike culture, long-term locals know that the county’s mountainous terrain caters to the climbers as …

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Take 5 with pro snowboarder JP Walker (14)

July 15, 2015 — 

JP Walker would love to see 1993’s “The Hard, the Hungry and the Homeless” finally brought into the digital age.For more than two decades, the 38-year-old Salt Lake City native …

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Coloradan breaks 2,189-mile trek record (15)

July 14, 2015 — 

PORTLAND, Maine — An ultramarathoner overcame an early injury, difficult terrain in New England and sleep deprivation on the final stretch of the Appalachian Trail to complete the trek in …

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The simple joy of snowboarding on Fourth of July (16)

July 14, 2015 — 

The celebration of Independence Day means that summer is in full swing. Most people are at the beach or pool or enjoying the sun at a barbecue. That is what …

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SeasonFive Summit Games return to Frisco Marina for second year (17)

July 10, 2015 — 

The SeasonFive Summit Games will return to the Frisco Marina this weekend, July 12 and 13. In its second year the multi-sport event is seeing substantial growth from last year’s …

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Camping Colorado With Kids (18)

July 10, 2015 — 

There’s been a lot of chatter about the benefits of unstructured playtime outside for kids, away from screens, homework and school activities. For parents who spend the majority of their …

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Summit County, Colorado Blue River Campground Guide (19)

July 10, 2015 — 

Rain, rain, go away — it’s camping season.Then again, rain in the High Country is a given, just like the occasional snowstorm in late May or long, bone-dry stretches at …

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Colorado Fishing Guide: Tenmile Creek in July (20)

July 9, 2015 — 

Rain can be an angler’s best friend.After a few solid weeks of summery weather, Mother Nature reared her fickle head over the holiday weekend and brought nearly a week of …

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