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5 Best Free Activities in Denver

Denver, CO

The mornings are growing cooler and the kids have packed up their backpacks and headed to school. However, that doesn’t mean that summer is completely gone! There is still time to nab a few fun weekends in the sun before the snow begins to fall, and we’re here to help. Read on for some favorite Denver activities that will keep your family smiling and your wallet happy. Red Rocks Amphitheater Sure, the concert tickets may be pricey but visiting the renowned venue is free! Red Rocks is located west of Denver in the small town of Morrison. Dozens of trails […]

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Epic Micro Adventures – What to do when plans fail

packrafting adventures

Life doesn’t always cooperate with one’s adventure goals, so when your multi-day adventure plans fail what do you do? You take those big plans and you create an EPIC Micro Adventure. A few months ago, I wrote an article on how to fill your life with adventures, not dreams, and since then a lot of my own adventure plans had to be sidelined by a series of obstacles. Our house was broken into and all our family time was taken up between fixing the damage and moving everyone across to the new place. I was starting to feel defeated as […]

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How to Ride a Bike in a Paceline

Cycling tips

Solo rides are awesome. The wind in my face, watching the scenery fly by, setting my own pace, and conquering long distances on my own is what makes the cycling experience so enjoyable. Sharing that experience with a small group is even better. Riding with a small group, I can cover even longer distances because I use less energy at a time when I ride in a paceline. I’d venture out to say that knowing how to ride in a paceline is a skill any cyclist should have and is essential during cycling races. Here are a few pointers to […]

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30 Minute Glute Workout to Power Your Outdoor Adventures

Glute exercises

Jumping, walking, running, hiking, climbing: what do they have in common aside from being excellent forms of transportation? The same muscle group powers each of the movements: the glutes. Not to mention any sort of powerful rotational movement, quick direction changes, and throwing of any object. Last month we talked about how important having a strong core is to keep your adventuring at its peak performance. Today, let’s discuss how having a strong backside is just as important to keep you good shape on the trails. The glutes are the biggest muscles in your body. They’re a primary mover in […]

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Summer’s Not Over: 7 Ways to Squeeze in A Bit More Fun

summer fun

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, marking the unofficial end of summer, days will continue to shorten, temperatures will continue to drop, and we’re all faced with the prospect of saying a temporary farewell to our favorite summer activities. But don’t despair; there’s still enough time for some serious summer fun. Use these suggestions to take advantage of the last bit of the season. Play a game. The phrase “play outside” means different things to different folks, but I’ve found it difficult to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy playing games outside. And there are some traditionally warm-weather games that are just […]

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How to Juggle Family Adventures with Back to School

get outside

This is the time of the year when, for families in particular, the focus shifts to school and schedules and away from the trail.  It’s easy to set aside outdoor adventures for the summer months and give them little thought throughout the late summer/fall, especially as our commitments ramp up. However, the benefits of outdoor family time aren’t limited to just when we can make them happen.  Ideally, they are an integrated part of our daily life, and break up the monotony of “desk time” while relieving stress. It can be quite a shock for kids especially to go from […]

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You Want to Run Your First Half-Marathon?

Train for a half-marathon

So you want to run your first half-marathon. Good—I’m glad. It’s every runner’s first “real” running accomplishment and it’s the high mileage gatekeeper. Before you set out on your own or go signing up for your first half-marathon, read these training tips to ensure your best chance at finishing. 1. Give yourself adequate time to actually train for a half-marathon. Listen to your body and plan accordingly. More advanced runners might only need six to eight weeks to prepare for a half-marathon. Consider taking a couple extra weeks to prepare. I gave myself 10 weeks and did just fine (I […]

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5 Core Exercises That Will Take Your Adventures to the Next Level

Core Exercises

  Wouldn’t it be great if the description of our day jobs included daily tasks of the following? Runs rocky trails in the mountains Scopes out the best runs on the slope Personally researches best trails for mountain biking Finds the best backcountry ground for snowboarding Talk about a killer resume! Alas, for most of us, our 9-5 tasks involve sitting at a desk, in front of a computer. Some of us even get to tack on an extra hour or two of additional sitting during that lovely commute. My point is that as a society, we sit. A lot. […]

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How to Rock a Staycation

sailing staycation

It’s the end of summer and you want to go out with a bang before the kids are back in school and don’t have a lot of time or money to take an ultra-planned getaway? Well, knock it out in your hometown and have an awesome end of summer staycation you won’t soon forget or regret. With long, warm days still a plenty spend as much time outdoors as you can. Stop dreaming about your next BIG trip and live like it’s that BIG trip now, at home. Many of us love planning our getaway to travel and escape our […]

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Hiking Safely in the Heat with Kids

Summer hiking with kids

Hiking in the summer months is beautiful, epic, and something I recommend for everyone.  However, the heat of the summer is also nothing to be taken lightly, especially with kids.  They’re less able to be aware of what their body needs, are more susceptible to heat problems, and seldom have the capacity to let someone else know if there is an issue. Children’s smaller bodies generate more heat for the same amount of activity and they sweat less. Most important to note – the younger the child, the less developed the internal heat-regulating system. Just like adults, children need to […]

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