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Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Golf, MTN Life | 0 comments

Gypsum Creek Golf Course – Tee It Up High

Gypsum Creek Golf Course – Tee It Up High

Gypsum Creek Golf Course – Golf is played in some of the most incredible settings in the world. Part of its allure is the sheer beauty of the experience. The time spent with friends in an outdoor wonderland is priceless. Gypsum Creek Nowhere is that more obvious than here in Colorado. We are blessed with some of the finest golf in the world right outside of our back door. Cool nights, warm, sunny days and majestic views in every direction make for a golf experience that is second to none. Our mountains provide a nearly perfect setting to play the game. The demands of everyday life keep most of us indoors, longing for time to breathe the mountain air while we stretch just a bit and try to touch the sky. Golf is the perfect escape. Although Mark Twain considered the game we love “A good walk spoiled”, he obviously never strolled the fairways of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Nowhere is the game more exhilarating than the Vail Valley...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in MTN Life | 0 comments

HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION- Grants A $7,985 Handup to Injured Athletes

HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION- Grants A $7,985 Handup to Injured Athletes

In January 2017, The High FivesFoundation disbursed $33,002.50 in Board Approved Grants to 10 athletes in 5 states. In Colorado, The High FivesFoundation has awarded residents Megan Wemmer, Jim Harris and Nathaniel White Board approved empowerment grants totaling $7,985 to aid in their respective recoveries. This money is used as a handup, not a hand out, to deserving athletes that have experienced life altering accidents and serves as a safety net and understanding community for those affected by accidents or illness. Megan Wemmer WHILE ON A BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR IN THE ARAPAHOE NATIONAL FORREST WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN FEBRUARY 2015, MEGAN WEMMER WAS SEARCHING FOR HER GLASSES IN THE HUT IN WHICH THEY WERE STAYING. WEMMER WENT TO CLIMB UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR WHEN THE LADDER GAVE OUT, CAUSING HER TO FALL DIRECTLY ON HER BACK FROM 12 FEET IN THE AIR. THE IMPACT LEFT HER UNABLE TO MOVE HER LOWER EXTREMITIES. HER BOYFRIEND IMMEDIATELY HIKED OUT OF THE WILDERNESS AND SENT A RESCUE TEAM TO EXTRACT WEMMER FROM...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Float Therapy – Perfect After A Mountain Escapade

Float Therapy – Perfect After A Mountain Escapade

Floating, a mind and body therapy, has come to Colorado’s mountain town communities and should be considered as a part of your health and wellness repertoire. Once a fad in the 70’s restricted environmental stimulation technique, aka Sensory Deprivation, seems like an archaic term of what I found to be an extremely relaxing experience. Floating is in the midst of a revival and it is being embraced by people of all demographics. Stress – it is today’s reality. We are all overworked and overstimulated, it is a rare moment that we can sit quietly and decompress. Floating is one therapy that allows you to completely relax and literally take a load off both your mind and body. During the float experience people are not submerged in these spas; instead, they float. This is done with a solution of Epsom Salt that increases the water density, allowing the human body to float. Users oat face-up in a relaxed position, with the face above the water and the ear’s submerged. Epsom...

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in MTN Life | 0 comments

Snowshoe for the Cure, Frisco

Snowshoe for the Cure, Frisco

The name may have changed, but Snowshoe for the Cure is still the same funky intersection of pink, happy and hope you have become used to over the years. Susan G. Komen Colorado has partnered with the Town of Frisco’s Nordic Center to continue the tradition of snowshoe fun and community spirit which has raised over 1 million dollars since its inception to fight breast cancer. Susan G. Komen Colorado has always been a partner of this event, but for the 2nd year they are bringing their own passion and considerable love of events to Frisco as a full-fledged event organizer. Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm Join us for Frisco’s Pink Party for packet pick-up and a welcome to Frisco reception. Snowshoe for the Cure participants are welcome to experience the zany pinkness and community spirit that Frisco is known for when they pick up their race bibs, race goody bags, play games to win prizes, eat some delicious appetizers, and get the chance to see what Frisco has to offer at the pink dappled merchant trunk show. Coors...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in MTN Life, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Twin Lakes & The Interlaken Trail Hike – The Trailhead, Buena Vista

Twin Lakes & The Interlaken Trail Hike – The Trailhead, Buena Vista

Buena Vista, Colorado and the surrounding area offer some amazing trails that take you away from other crowded regions and allow for some serious peace and quiet while getting in a great workout. The Trailhead, a wonderful, locally owned and operated outdoor specialty retailer in Buena Vista, Colorado shared a recent snowshoe in Twin Lakes along the Interlaken Trail. This hike rests in a beautiful mountain range between Buena Vista and Leadville. The gorgeous mountains that surround Twin Lakes make it the perfect area for a scenic drive or outdoor excursion. Here is a picture we grabbed from yesterday. It was very cloudy, but you can still see the awesome mountains that surround the lakes: The Interlaken Trail runs just above Twin Lakes, so we grabbed some snowshoes this weekend and explored the area. Here’s what you need to know if you want to give it a try too: TRAIL CONDITIONS The Interlaken Trail has packed snow right now, making it perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We suggest adding some extra...

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Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Gear, MTN Life | 0 comments

Boo Bicycles

Boo Bicycles

Bamboo combined with our enthusiastic biking crowd seems like an unlikely combination in Colorado but Ft. Collins based Boo Bicycles founders have made that possible through a unique relationship that crosses the Pacific to Vietnam. Building performance bamboo bicycles is a new concept that involves a lengthy and intensive process.  What people are discovering are the rewards of creating bikes using this strong plant material which results in a ride that is durable, stiff yet forgiving and very smooth. Meet Boo Bikes founder Nick Frey. What began as a class project at Princeton University for mechanical and aerospace engineering turned into much more than a completed class project  that he and a few classmates created. Nick built a bamboo frame that turned out to be not only rideable, but a successful, race worthy piece of equipment worthy of a hard core collegiate bike race. This project set the wheels in motion from the classroom to the consumer. Nick contacted James Wolf, an American who has been living and working...

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