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Ouray: The Switzerland of America

Home to the jagged peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Ouray, Colorado is holding onto to its historical mining town roots while working as a basecamp for both summer and winter adventure. Although gold and silver were the original drivers to this quaint yet stunning part of Colorado, ice climbing, jeeping, and mountain biking now […] Read more…

Michigan Ice Fest

“If you can climb in Michigan, you can climb anywhere,” said Bill Thompson, head organizer for the annual Michigan Ice Festival. Many who have discovered the wildly unique, icy landscape along the south shore of Lake Superior, share the sentiment. Sometime in late ’80s, four ice climbers from Kalamazoo, Michigan caught a whiff of ice […] Read more…

Conundrum Hot Springs: Four tips to beat the crowds

Conundrum Hot Springs is one of the most popular backpacking trails in Colorado, and for good reason. The trailhead sits a few miles from downtown Aspen and will make you forget city life in an instant. Ten miles of rolling trail, wild flower fields and log bridge crossings lead you to campsites surrounded by some […] Read more…

Christo Redentor – A Different way to the top

Rio De Janiero has an unmistakable landscape. Granite domes litter the sea, urban sprawl seems to have been invented here, and the jungle still has its grip on many parts of the city. The environment provides a fix of both metropolitan hustle and outdoor adventure steps from your door. Staying in Ipanema, one of the […] Read more…