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Episode 20 – Ian King

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Ian King considers himself a lifestylist of the climbing sort. I got to know Ian through our mutual relationship with Misty Mountain Threadworks – we’re both Misty ambassadors – and to this day I haven’t met a climber who so thoroughly enjoys being part of climbing photo shoots. (Thank you for the countless days climbing old school routes for me, …

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Took the Leap to Unlock the Peak

Mount Toll Kevin Riley Aug 2017

I woke up in the back of my truck at Mitchell Lake Trailhead in the Indian Peaks not wanting to run, climb, nor scramble. I had an uneasy feeling in my stomach. It was the feeling I had a week earlier when I had the same objective, scrambling from Mount Audubon to Paiute Peak to Mount Toll, which requires a …

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Episode 12 – Anton Krupicka

Anton Krupicka came onto the ultra running scene when he took 1st place at the Leadville 100 Run in 2006. He was 22 years old. In 2007, he took 47 minutes off his time and won the heroic race, once again. That time still stands as the 3rd fastest on the course. Those highly celebrated wins helped Krupicka turn his passion of …

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Back in the Saddle Again: Trail running the Walker Ranch Loop

Walker Ranch Loop Boulder Colorado Trailhead Sign

My heart was pounding, my lungs were about to explode, and my thighs were burning. I was back at square one, training at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, sick and tired of finding myself at the dregs of physical fitness – again. Maybe it was the 5 month stint in Boston, Massachusetts landscaping with my college roommate, Matty, or maybe it was the hours …

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Best Camping in America: Orient Land Trust Valley View Hot Springs in Northern San Luis Valley, Colorado

Orient Land Trust Valley View Hot Springs Colorado Road

Whether you’re in Colorado for the skiing or rock climbing or any other recreational pursuit make sure you take the time to visit one of the best camping spots in America. The Orient Land Trust (OLT) Valley View Hot Springs boasts stunning, panoramic views, rejuvenating hot springs, and a leisurely trail network to explore. It’s also easily accessible from Denver, just 175 …

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