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Summer Gear Locker: 2017 Hala Gear SUP, SOL Paddleboards Rebel, NRS Ninja life jacket and more for your river kit

June 20, 2017 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a three-part summer gear guide. Check in with the Summit Daily on Thursday for biking gear and Friday for hiking, camping and mountaineering gear. You've pulled the permits, requested the PTO and rallied the crew for a […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Snake River Rec Path (video)

June 20, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Take our word for it: You don't have to dodge cars and semis on U.S. Highway 6 to get from Keystone to Lake Dillon and back again. There's a recpath for that. Found on the banks of the stunning Snake River, the […]

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Keystone Bike Academy introduces Dirt Camp, a summer camp for mountain bikers

June 20, 2017 — As soon as Adam Jones told the brothers to dab, they immediately knew what to do on a mountain bike. And then Jones, a lead instructor for the Keystone Bike Academy, demonstrated a dab: both arms straight to the right, head into the crook of […]

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Breck Bike Week is back with poker rides, pond crossings, Mayor’s Lunch Loop and more June 21-25

June 20, 2017 — The sky is clear, the weather is wonderful and the singletrack is finally dry. Now's time for the bike lovers to come out and play. Breckenridge's annual celebration of all things on pedals and two (or fewer) wheels, Breck Bike Week, rolls through town June […]

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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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National Repertory Orchestra presents Bruch’s Violin Concerto in Breckenridge

June 14, 2017 — On Saturday, June 17, the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge will present a powerful program led by esteemed music director of The Phoenix Symphony, Tito Muñoz, showcasing the magical and healing power of music. Max Bruch's Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 is […]

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Colorado BBQ Challenge music lineup

June 14, 2017 — The 24th annual Colorado BBQ Challenge arrives in Frisco every year in celebration of Father's Day weekend. This year's festivities will start today with the kickoff concert and June 16 and 17 for the BBQ Challenge. Not only will the Challenge deliver the best BBQ […]

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A look under the smoker lid with Frisco BBQ Challenge competitor Jonathan Knopf

June 14, 2017 — On Tuesday morning, pit master Jonathan Knopf started prepping six racks of pork ribs, or about 80 individual ribs. On Saturday, only eight of those will make it into the 10-by-10 inch box he'll deliver to the Colorado BBQ Challenge judge's room in Frisco, where […]

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: Flume Trails (video)

June 8, 2017 — The Highlands trail system, better known to locals as the Flume trails, is a system of singletrack switchbacks and ridges that runs between French Gulch and Gold Run Gulch on the northeast end of Breckenridge. The system consists primarily of the Upper, Middle and Lower […]

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Dirty Girl pro snowboarder Megan Pischke can’t wait to roll in the mud at Copper (video)

June 2, 2017 — At this point in her life, Megan Pischke thought she'd been through just about everything the outdoors had in store: early slopestyle courses at Winter X Games, bottomless powder stashes in British Columbia, mountaintop yoga at sunrise in Vail, 12-foot swells off the coast of […]

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Frisco Colorado Bike Guide: Frisco Bike Park free berm tracks and dirt jump line

June 2, 2017 — Hungry for more singletrack? Pick up the 2017 Summit Daily Bike Guide on newsstands now or browse our online video library for more than 60 trail videos, maps and guides. Don't forget to tag #summitbiking and #exploresummit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see your […]

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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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Fall fly-fishing near Summit County with Breckenridge Outfitters

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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Frisco Colorado BBQ Challenge music lineup announced

June 1, 2017 — The town of Frisco has announced the music lineup for the 24th annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, kicking off on Thursday, June 15, and continuing through Father's Day weekend. Thursday, June 15 A Herbie Hancock tribute band featuring members of The Motet, a well-known funk group […]

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Tee Time: PGA pro tips to fine-tune your golf swing after a long winter

May 31, 2017 — We know what you're thinking right about now: the sun is shining, the links are green and that means it's time to crush a few (hundred) range balls. Wrong. But who are we to deny those caveman urges? "People want to work full swing right […]

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Holbrook: With boundaries comes the desire to cross them (column)

May 30, 2017 — "To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates on the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. "In […]

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Summit County Hiking Places: Ptarmigan Peak near Silverthorne

May 27, 2017 — The Ptarmigan Trail is a great local hiking trail located east of Silverthorne, across the Blue River Valley from the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. SUMMIT COUNTY — The Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Area is 12,594 acres of forest, meadow and tundra, making it an ideal hiking […]

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Nat Geo Live: ‘Point of No Return’ coming Saturday to Breck

April 11, 2017 — Whittled down to virtually nothing, a five-person team pushed themselves to the mental and physical brink, as they overcame one pitfall after another on their way to summit the highest point in Southeast Asia. According to a news release, famed mountaineer Hilaree O'Neill will share […]

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This Week in history: How the new state liquor law will operate

April 9, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of April 4 through 10. Regulations relating to the purchase and use of liquor in Colorado are not entirely clear but before an attempt is made by a Colorado […]

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Quandary: Historians wanted for Theobald Award nominations

April 8, 2017 — Dear Quandary, Who are the Theobalds and why do they get an award? My friend, I'm happy to clear up your confusion about the Theobald Award. This distinction isn't given to the Theobalds every year, but rather is named after them. Though, I can certainly […]

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