Browsing Tag »Colorado«

Wild Man: Down to Earth and Out on the Edge with the Mayor of Telluride

April 4, 2014

My brother Curt and I were sitting in the dining room of the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ after our ski trip to Telluride when I said, “Look something up on your phone, will you?   See if you can find out the steepest pitch a person can ski without losing contact with the earth […]

Maniacs Run Amok: Touring the Mass Shooting Sites of Denver, CO

July 12, 2013

On April 20th, 1999 two students entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and started shooting.  One of the students, 18-year-old Eric Harris, had a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and a 9mm carbine with thirteen 10-round magazines.  The other student, 17-year-old Dylan Klebold, had a 9mm handgun with one 52-, one 32-, and one 28-round magazine, […]

Satan’s Suckhole: Navigating Whitewater and Bull in the Royal Gorge

June 28, 2013

When I told Gray that the final drop-off at Shotgun Eddie’s, a 7-foot drop into a fast running current riddled with submerged rocks was a Class IV rapid, he scoffed. Gray was of the opinion that any river that could be run by inexperienced rafters, many of them unable to paddle in a straight line […]

The Peculiar Good Fortune of the Ignorant: Fly Fishing in Colorado

May 18, 2012

Fly Fishing has taught me to respect fish.  In two days of fishing in the mountains outside Denver, Colorado I managed to hook a surprising number of rainbow trout.  Yet during that same time I managed to hook myself no less than nine times and each time it was a delicate, time consuming operation to […]