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Copper Country – Copper Mountain

Copper Country – Copper Mountain

The changing of the seasons is always a bittersweet time for us Coloradoans—we mournfully pack away our mountain bikes and hiking boots while eagerly anticipating the snowy season just around the corner. After of full summer of incredible events Copper Mountain couldn’t let the summer end without a bang! This weekend welcomes the return of the anticipated Labor Day festival, Copper Country. The Grammy-packed lineup will draw locals, visitors and homeowners alike, making the Village at Copper the Labor Day gathering place of SummitCounty and our Colorado Mountain Towns. Get your fill of free outdoor live music, dozens of kid’s activities, artist exhibits and more at Copper Country. TREAT YOURSELF TO SIDE STAGE SEATING & FREE BEER There are just a few VIP tickets left for Copper Country…get up close and personal with renowned artists such as Jimmie Vaughan and Taj Mahal, as you enjoy elite side stage seating. The VIP area comes stocked with complimentary cold brews and yummy snacks. A 2-day VIP pass can be purchased for...

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Do, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Classic Rides: The Colorado National Monument’s Tour of the Moon

Classic Rides: The Colorado National Monument’s Tour of the Moon

As we saw from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Colorado is full of classic road bike rides. Many of them involve difficult mountain passes and extreme altitude. The Colorado National Monument ride is different. Located on the northeastern edge of the Colorado Plateau on the far western side of the state, Colorado National Monument offers two-wheeled visitors endless vistas of dramatic red rock canyons and monoliths, pinyon-juniper forests, three seasons of wildflowers and a symphony of canyon wrens on most any given day. The ride isn’t easy. No matter which way one rides the Monument (as it is locally known), it involves a significant climb. But with a top altitude of only 6,640 feet, a total vertical gain of 2300 feet, and a round-trip distance of 33 miles, this ride won’t leave you gasping for air. The Tour of the Moon For eight glorious years, between 1980 and 1988, the Monument was the location of the “Tour of The Moon,” one of the most famous stages of the Coors...

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Community, Events | 0 comments

SAVE THE DATE – M2M Fundraiser Night Streets of Afghanistan Sneak Peek, Waking Lions Documentary

SAVE THE DATE – M2M Fundraiser Night Streets of Afghanistan Sneak Peek, Waking Lions Documentary

Mountain2Mountain founder, Shannon Galpin will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Empowerment Workshop in Vail Colorado Friday, September 16.  The opening night keynote was turned into a public event as a fundraiser for Mountain2Mountain’s mission for women’s rights in conflict zones, in particular, Afghanistan.The evening is sponsored by the Women’s Empowerment Workshop and will include a showing of the documentary short, Waking Lions; Bombs,… Burqas, and Bikes which documents Shannon’s work and vision in Afghanistan over the past three years, and her groundbreaking mountain bike ride across the Panjshir Valley last fall.   [vimeo http://vimeo.com/19464528]  In 2006 Shannon Galpin, a single mom from Breckenridge, Colorado with no experience in aid work, sold her home and flew to Kabul, Afghanistan with the goal of empowering the women and children of that region. In the five years since, she has made a surprisingly large impact on the ground in Afghanistan with her non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain and sparked controversy in the US about her grassroots approach. In 2010 she became...

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Apres, Arts, Community, Do, Events, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Boomers, Dude! Telluride ‘Shroom Fest

Boomers, Dude! Telluride ‘Shroom Fest

A summer festival takes place every weekend in Telluride, literally. After Mountainfilm essentially kicks off the high season, a new, colorful banner hangs above Main Street every seven days. And while it becomes pretty easy to ignore the smaller ones, such as Yoga Festival, the Ideas Festival and the Chamber Music Festival, last weekend’s 31st annual Shroom Fest is one that should not have been overlooked. As a celebration of the beloved fungi, the Telluride Mushroom Festival gathered a slew of mycology experts (the study of mushrooms) to provide attendees with the information they crave regarding boomers and all things entheogenic, according to the festival’s slogan. With seminars, meetings, conferences and presentations covering every topic from the best method of growing oyster mushrooms on toilet paper to fungal chemistry and physiology, visitors  were not only entertained for the entire weekend, but learned a thing or two. Heck, they even had mushroom cook-offs and ID tents, where mushroom hunters brought in their haul for identification. Nevertheless, the festival is known...

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