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Explore Summit: Summer 2017

June 22, 2017 — Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition of Explore Summit

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Colorado 14ers on the horizon: Get in shape for hiking season

June 19, 2017 — The U.S. is littered with trails that lead adventurous hikers up the side of a towering mountain. Some are short, some are long, but all are rewarding when you reach the summit, and Colorado is home to the best of the best: more than 54 […]

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A short, sweet, serious raft season on Class IV rapids of Tenmile Creek

June 19, 2017 — On the banks of the Tenmile Creek between Frisco and Copper Mountain sits a lone park bench. It's found about two miles downriver from Officer's Gulch in a section local kayakers know simply as Middle Canyon, placed in a peaceful opening surrounded by thick aspens, […]

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6 ways to live it up in Silverthorne, Colorado, this summer

June 19, 2017 — Spend the morning standup paddleboarding or fly-fishing on a gold medal river, followed by a mid-afternoon patio lunch and an evening outdoor concert — that's just one of many possible itineraries for a summertime day in Silverthorne. "We refer to Silverthorne as the year-round heart […]

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Top 5 summer activities on Lake Dillon in Frisco, Colorado

June 19, 2017 — Dunk your paddles into Lake Dillon early enough in the morning and you'll be fortunate enough to enjoy breathtaking views, calm waters and splendid serenity. Lake Dillon, also known as Dillon Reservoir, offers unbeatable views and a friendly marina at the end of Frisco's Main […]

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5 things to check on your bike before every ride

June 19, 2017 — Biking amid Summit County's dazzling landscape is one of the most enjoyable summertime experiences, which is why a broken-down bike should be avoided at all costs. Mountain and road biking here is a way of life. From rolling mountain trails to heart-pounding singletrack to road […]

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Renting bikes and coasting down Vail Pass is one of summer’s best family-friendly activities

June 19, 2017 — With minimal uphill pedaling required and some of the best views in Summit County, it's no wonder that coasting down Vail Pass on a bicycle is one of summer's great activities. This high-alpine ride is easy for the entire family, with some children as young […]

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Top 5 cannabis strains for summertime

June 19, 2017 — The signs of summertime in Colorado range from melting snow to outdoor festivals to cyclists riding up mountain passes. For marijuana enthusiasts, the signs of summer can exist in the preference for different strains of bud — strains that are better suited to complement all […]

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A day in the life of a Breckenridge budtender

June 19, 2017 — Budtender Tori Osborne hears a lot of interesting questions about marijuana — inquiries about which strains are good for sexual activity, or whether the marijuana in the store is fake. "We get all sorts of funky questions," she says. Osborne works at Organix in Breckenridge […]

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Summit County second to none in arts world

June 19, 2017 — The 2017 report was released earlier this year by Southern Methodist University, and the index aims to gauge the demand, supply and public support for the arts in more than 900 communities across the U.S. — divided into three categories dictated by population. Researchers ranked […]

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Escape rooms are a great option for those looking to create lasting experiences

June 19, 2017 — Finding something fun to do in Breckenridge is hardly a challenge, but incorporating activities that promote both physical and mental fitness is a great way to mix up the summer routine. The so-called "experience economy" is an idea that consumers desire experiences, not just goods […]

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Gems of history: Our favorite tidbits from Summit County’s colorful past

June 19, 2017 — Every week, the Summit Daily prints "This Week In History," with stories from the Summit County Journal that were published 100 years ago to the date. This is done with the help of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, a nonprofit founded to promote and protect Breckenridge's […]

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Stand-up paddleboard racer Ben Staley preps for the GoPro Mountain Games

June 7, 2017 — Ben Staley is the kind of guy who floats upwards of 23 miles on the Blue River with nothing more than a stand-up paddleboard, his paddle and a PFD. It's one hell of a stretch — the entire trip takes three to four hours from […]

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Dooby Do’s and Don’ts: What you need to know about marijuana in Colorado

June 5, 2017 — Can I purchase recreational marijuana? Adults ages 21 and older with a valid government ID (driver's license or passport) may purchase, smoke and possess marijuana in Colorado. At most dispensaries, you must present your ID prior to entering. On a busy day, there might be […]

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Secret rock climbing at Arapahoe Basin with the Colorado Escapist

June 2, 2017 — Editor's note: In 2016, we launched Colorado Escapist, a monthly adventure series about all the cool and crazy stuff folks do in the Rocky Mountains. Host Shawna Henderson went backcountry skiing in funky Montezuma, crewed on a J24 sailboat for the Dillon Open Regatta and […]

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Bike & Brews tour combines cycling with craft beer in Breckenridge

June 2, 2017 — It was at the age of 32 and right after moving to Colorado when Pamela Keller discovered a love for cycling. The Midwesterner had just moved from her home state of Oklahoma, deciding on Denver after doing research between the Mile High City and Austin […]

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Golfing tips from Colorado pro golfers on how to improve your game

June 2, 2017 — While not based on any verifiable, quantitative scientific research, there's a good chance golf is the most humbling, expletive-inducing sport in the history of the world. With that in mind we've gathered these tips to fine-tune your golf game, from shaking off that early season […]

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Work It Out: 7 yoga poses for kayakers and rafters

June 2, 2017 — Whether you're captivated by the beauty of open-water kayaking on Lake Dillon or exhilarated by heart-stopping Class IV and V rapids of Ten Mile Creek, kayaking experts Matti Wade of Ten Mile Creek Kayaks, Kyle McKenzie of Kayak Lake Dillon and Javi Placer of Stand […]

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Brilliant yellows, hungry browns: Summit County fly-fishing in autumn

June 1, 2017 — The day was almost too perfect. On a sunny, bright, brilliant morning in the thick of Alma autumn, Jon and Donna Ventura of Los Alamos, New Mexico were standing on the marshy banks of the South Platte River (Middle Fork) trying to perfect their fly-fishing […]

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High Gear: “No Barriers” book review with Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest

June 1, 2017 — There's a scene in the early chapters of "No Barriers," the latest book from blind mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer, when it's easy to see why the Colorado native became the first legally blind man to summit Mount Everest and return alive, unharmed, with a stronger drive […]

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