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Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in MTN Town Magazine, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Great(er) Grand Junction

Great(er) Grand Junction

Story by Kristen Lummis   It’s a hot summer day in Colorado’s Grand Valley and great(er) Grand Junction.   With the mercury pushing 90, I’ve found a cool respite on a shady, breezy patio. Hummingbirds flit amongst flowers and bountiful clouds fill the sky.   I’m biting into an organic peach the size of a grapefruit, trying not to spill a single drop of heavenly nectar, despite the fact it’s running down my fingers to my wrists.   As I savor this peach, just one of the many local delights we’ll eat this summer, I’m pretty sure I live in the center of the universe.    My brother and I were raised just minutes from Colorado National Monument, a national park showcasing a wonderland of red canyons, towering spires and otherworldly sandstone formations.   To the east is Grand Mesa, an enormous alpine plateau rising to 11,332 feet where we hiked, fished and camped during summer and skied during winter. The Book Cliffs, on the north side of the...

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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 Nov 17, 2016 in MTN Life, Stay, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

A Denver Holiday Getaway

A Denver Holiday Getaway

It is time to get festive and what better way to kick off the holidays than a trip to Denver for food, fun and a dose of holiday shopping. Come on mountain peeps, you know you love it! We have a great line up of ideas for you to make a trip to the Front Range worth every minute of your travel time. Here are some of our highly recommended suggestions. Lodging: Let’s start with a stay at the Hotel Monaco. Located at the corner of 17th Street and Champa Street, this is the heart of Denver. You can rejoice, as you are walking distance from The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 16th Street Mall, Union Station, the Pepsi Center and surrounded by a plethora of breweries, eateries, entertainment and more. We suggest you check in and plan most of your evening unwinding here first to make the most of your trip. Entering the Hotel Monaco is like unwrapping a holiday present. Their spacious lobby is...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Events, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Get Out To Eagle, Colorado: Find Outdoor Fun And Yoga This Fall 

Get Out To Eagle, Colorado: Find Outdoor Fun And Yoga This Fall 

Like most of Colorado’s coveted locations, Eagle is a community that is continuing to grow. With this population expansion is a real interest in preserving outdoor recreation, and Eagle has been increasingly staking its claim as a mountain-play mecca. Unlike it’s colder, “up valley” neighbors, like Vail and Beaver Creek, Eagle’s trails stay open until December 15 for mountain biking, hiking and trail running. “We continue to build ‘singletrack sidewalks’ so kids can experience the thrill of riding to school on dirt and learn about trail building and environmental stewardship,” explains Amy Cassidy, owner of Take Aim Marketing, Inc. She has lived in the Vail Valley for over three decades, and has been based in Eagle for 21 years. The town recently passed a sales tax to fund a whitewater and riverside park. Along with constant new trail building, Eagle also has a brand new pump track next to their BMX track. In the late-summer and autumn months, hunting season has started up, and the rivers are still moving for fishing, kayaking and...

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Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Silverton Scores First Powder Turns of the Season

Silverton Scores First Powder Turns of the Season

We have been watching our friends posts from around Colorado’s mountain towns and everyone is getting pumped up with the snow fall. The prize was won with fresh snow today at Silverton Mountain, Colorado!  The most recent low-pressure system dropped enough snow on the slopes for some very eager Silverton Mountain ski patrollers to get the first turns of the season. Their ski patrollers could not resist the opportunity to jump on the chairlift today to make some turns on the upper mountain as they celebrated the start of the 15th Anniversary Season at Silverton Mountain. Wow! Has it already been 15 years? The base is still building and coverage is a little spotty in places, but the fun factor was off the charts as the first ski area turns of the Colorado 2016/17 ski season were made today on at Colorado’s highest elevation ski area.  With a little more snow the skiing will be a lot of fun. The official start of Silverton’s  ski season is slated for December but if the snow...

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Events, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

Aspen will get your stoke going – One Mind, Body, Spirit

Aspen will get your stoke going – One Mind, Body, Spirit

I have felt it. That certain chill in the air, the cool crisp intake of breath reminding me that winter is near. Putting on  comfy sweaters and a pair of boots. Aspen Snowmass is feeling it too and in anticipation of the 2016/17 ski and ride season, they have premiered the trailer One: Mind, Body, Spirit, a four-episode video series scheduled for release Oct. 10, 2016. The four-episode video series continues to portray the Aspen Idea, a concept based on the classic Greek philosophy of ‘mind, body, spirit’ that was brought to Aspen in the 1940s by Walter Paepcke and his wife Elizabeth. Peapcke was inspired by Aspen’s natural splendor and envisioned the surrounding peaks and valleys as a place where people could step away from their daily routines and reflect on the beauty of life in the great outdoors. Following in the footsteps of last season’s Rejuvenate: Mind, Body, Spirit video series, One is meant to portray uniquely Aspen Snowmass experiences in One Run, One Day, One Week and One Season. we are excited to see them all and...

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