Why do I love to be outside? There are many reasons. Hiking, biking, camping, skiing, running, and climbing are all ways for me to push boundaries and find out what I am capable of. The wind in your face is enough to right all the wrongs of the day. The sense of accomplishment looking at steep incline or sheer face you just tackled is unlike anything else. The adrenaline of heights and speed is addictive. And knowing you did it with your own strength.. It’s an incomparable feeling.
Finding other people who share their love for mountains is one of my favorite things. I found this guy here.
He posts incredible views from his hikes and climbs. If this doesn’t make you want to climb a mountain, I don’t know what will.
Check out some of his posts from San Juans, CO and Snowmass Lake, CO or just scroll through his whole feed to see his adventures and accomplishments here.
Where do you guys find your favorite adventure bloggers? What motivates you to get outside? I can’t wait for the weekend!
Now that it’s fall, it’s almost ski season! I’m not sure where the time has gone off too, but it’s October, and I’m behind on preparing for the winter. Thankfully, Colorado Ski Country has a handy checklist for people like me!
Figure out your ski pass
They suggest deciding how many times you’re anticipating hitting the hills, what your budget is. Options range anywhere from the Colorado Gold Pass to daily lift tickets. Find out more here!
Get your gear in order
Based on how many times you ride a year, it might make more sense to rent than to own. But if you’re going to buy new, start your shopping with last season’s models. Make sure any and all of your clothing is still weatherproof, warm, and clean. Definitely make sure it’s clean. Also make sure your goggles still fit snugly, as does your helmet. You only have one head and two eyes, don’t risk them. Also, if you’re stuck between buying gear or renting, do yourself a favor and buy some boots. Then have them fitted. It’s worth itCheck your gear over.
- Make sure nothing is broken, chipped, dull… you know the drill.
- Make sure you’re in shape for this. Cardio will help your endurance in high elevations, and strength will keep you going.
Make a bucket list: life is short, the ski seasons are shorter.
Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado, recently opened a new mountain bike trail! It’s an intermediate trail, with table tops, flyovers, and hits – to name just a few features. The best part is that this trail offers options, so if you’re going with a buddy who just isn’t as experienced, everyone can have fun and stick to their comfort level.
This trail is just one the many that Purgatory Resort offers. They were home of the first Mountain Bike Championships back in 1990, and offer lift-served trails so bikers can see more of the mountain in less time. Purgatory Mountain Bike page has more information, really… this is the important stuff!