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Recent Stories by Phil Lindeman

Tempting the Tenmile Range Traverse from Frisco to Breckenridge (360 video)

June 14, 2018 — It rained later that night. And it rained hard. My roommate walked down from his room and mentioned the lightning. I hadn't noticed it all that much — I was too busy staring blankly at the Olympics while rolling out the soles of my sore

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Spring backcountry skiing and travel tips from avalanche and AT experts

March 26, 2018 — Editor’s note: This article was originally published on April 21, 2017. It has been updated for accuracy March 2018. Just because the spring sun is shining doesn't mean it's open season in the Colorado backcountry. Need proof? Look to the past: In 2013, a massive

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At Team Breckenridge, big-mountain skiing and snowboarding is the next big thing

February 18, 2018 — When Clay Bryant told Nic Obleski to steer clear of a mogul beneath the deceptively small drop in Horseshoe Bowl, I'm pretty sure the 17-year-old skier from Denver heard him. I'm just not sure if he considered it before dropping. "Just watch out for the

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‘Writing the book’: On a ski bike at Keystone with Devin Lenz of Lenz Sports

February 16, 2018 — He thought it was the coolest and craziest thing he'd ever seen on snow. He asked the standard questions: Where are the brakes? How do you stop? Where do you rent one? He wondered if they were even allowed at ski resorts. But would he

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150 furry coworkers: The hidden life of a Breckenridge dogsled guide

November 29, 2017 — On a stunning December morning, our small group of amateur dogsledders met with Courtney Donald, a guide at Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, for a few hours sliding around on fresh, soft snow with huskies that live to run. (Click photo above to read full

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Winter fly-fishing on the chilly Blue River (video)

November 19, 2017 — After 40 combined years of angling, local guides Freddy Santen and Chip Swanson hardly feel the Rocky Mountain chill when the fishing is good. "I just like being out on the rivers," said Santen, a longtime local and veteran fly-fishing guide of 18 years, before

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Ripping Keystone side hits with zshreds, aka 7-year-old Zabel Parrott

November 19, 2017 — Zabel Parrott is the prince of side hits. Earlier this season, on one of more than a dozen January powder days, I met up with the 7-year-old snowboarder with impossibly long, blonde hair for a few morning laps at Keystone Resort. It's his favorite place

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Bikepacking 101: How to plan, prep and survive a multi-day mountain biking trip

August 25, 2017 — For the first week after Anne St. Clair rode 550 miles in 11 days on the fabled Colorado Trail, the local mountain bike coach and pro enduro rider wasn't even sure if she had a good time. "A lot of times when you're backpacking through

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As summer ends, 2017 Frisco Bay Invite brings 1000 high school MTB athletes to town Aug. 26-27

August 25, 2017 — Everyone who's duked it out at the Frisco Bay Invite knows about Crown Point Road. For the fourth year running, the Colorado High School Cycling League welcomes the 2017 fall season with two days of racing on trails and dirt roads at the Frisco Peninsula.

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: V3 trail (video)

August 24, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — V3 is one of the wildest trails in the French Gulch network. Found on the south side of the dredge-rock field and titular gulch, this advanced slice of singletrack branches off from the mellow B&B Trail to give riders a quick taste

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High Gear: Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX boot review

August 23, 2017 — When I was young and in Boy Scouts, one of the adult leaders had an old pair of hiking boots I wanted when I grew up. I don't remember the brand, but they were made of dark-brown leather with bright-red laces and a classic shape

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Bleed green: 2017 Summit High School home varsity sports schedules

August 22, 2017 — Summer is (almost) over, Summit County. It's time for fall sports season. For the first time in several years, there are hardly any shake-ups over at the Summit High School athletics department. John Shirkey returns for his second season as head coach for the varsity

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Ready, aim, Rimfire! Rifle contest returns to Summit County Shooting Range Aug. 26

August 22, 2017 — Summit sharpshooters, clean your barrels and sight your scopes — the fifth annual Summit County Rimfire Challenge is back. The yearly late-summer rifle tournament returns to the Summit County Shooting Range for its fifth year on Saturday, Aug. 26. It's the only official competition hosted

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Dillon Yacht Culb 2017 Summer Series results, Putterhead volleyball photos and more

August 22, 2017 — 2017 Summer Regatta Series | Dillon Yacht Club Results and standings after a full summer of regatta racing on Lake Dillon, hosted by Dillon Yacht Club for seven fleets of all sizes. To view complete standings, including scores for individual races, see DillonYachtClub. Ensign fleet

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Leash laws, poop bags and good etiquette for hiking with dogs in Summit County

August 19, 2017 — It was one of those encounters when I wanted to defend my dog, even though I knew she and I were honestly in the wrong. On a sublime Sunday in late July, I met up with a few friends to hike the Ptarmigan Peak Trail

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From Bucks to Bolts: Breckenridge welcomes new junior hockey program for 2017-18 season

August 18, 2017 — It's been a busy first few days for the brand-new Breckenridge Bolts. On Friday morning — the final Friday before school was back in session across most of Colorado — about 16 or 17 members of the town's newest junior hockey program entered their classroom

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Don’t blink: Devil’s Peak Downhill longboard races at Guanella Pass Aug. 19-20

August 18, 2017 — They'll be dancing with the devil this weekend on Guanella Pass. Today and tomorrow (Aug. 19-20), nearly 150 of the world's fastest downhill longboarders come to the classic stretch of pavement high above Georgetown for the Devil's Peak Downhill. Riders from France, Brazil, Sweden, Canada

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High Gear: Field review of Big Agnes UL tent, pad and sleeping bag system

August 17, 2017 — There's nothing like setting up a brand-new tent in the dark by yourself to test a company's claims of simplicity. For years, I've been hearing all about Big Agnes and its line of ultra-light backpacking gear. I'm no stranger to gear from the Steamboat Springs-based

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High Gear: Review of the Ibex W2 Sport Hoody for men

August 16, 2017 — Hiking, biking and boarding in the Colorado alpine isn't always a warm body's best friend. One minute the weather is 35 degrees and brisk, the next it's 70 degrees and impossibly sunny, the very next it's back to 50 degrees and overcast with a threat

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Work It Out: ‘Manage the misery’ with 8 yoga poses for road cyclists

August 16, 2017 — Road cycling places intense demands on quadriceps, hamstrings and hips, and for many cyclists it can introduce strain on the low back, shoulders and neck. Yoga can relax lower-body muscles, improve range of motion through the hips and release spinal tension. Summit Biking member Charlie

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