April 27, 2017
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On the Trail Again

Nearly a year ago, trail runner Karen Williams survived a bear attack. It has hardly slowed her down

The Enthusiast She’s decided it was her CamelBak that saved her life. The backpack Karen Williams wore for an ultramarathon through the Valles Caldera in June 2016 intervened when a mother bear attacked her.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

What You and Your Legs Can Do

Race from town to the ski area summit was born of a love of doing hard things, and it’s poised to grow

The Enthusiast After starting with a lap around the Plaza, participants in the Plaza2Peak event then run or bike up Hyde Park Road to the ski basin, where they switch to a ski touring rig used to ascend the ski area to the to...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Backyard Canyoneering

Explorations in local slots seek out the best of what New Mexico canyon country has to offer

The Enthusiast The first time Brett Kettering and Daniel Creveling lowered themselves into Pajarito Gorge near White Rock, they had only a vague image of what they were getting into.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Can We Hang?

New Mexico wants to welcome outdoor industry trade show, but fitting it here could be a long shot

The Enthusiast Twice a year, the outdoor industry gathers to showcase its newest gear, talk policy and rally around campaigns to increase diversity and access to public lands.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Native Revival

Film focuses on the power of place in preserving Indigenous wisdom

The Enthusiast Each autumn when Tonisha and Tonielle Draper leave their farm in Canyon de Chelly, the sisters grab cottonwood leaves from the trees, kiss them, and toss them into the stream.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Ski Mo’

Race circuit brings world champions through Santa Fe for a sport you’ve probably never heard of

The Enthusiast The first race of a three-day program sees competitors charging from the bottom of the Ski Santa Fe ski basin to the top, climbing 4,500 feet of elevation in four sections.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Learn Your Turns

For 30th year of the telemark Workshop, focus is on stepping back to take a step ahead

The Enthusiast Tony Forrest, a longtime telemark ski instructor returns Jan. 28 and 29 for the 30th annual telemark workshop at Ski Santa Fe.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Still Images

Ian Shive’s photographs are meant to make you pause and consider

The Enthusiast For two weeks’ worth of days spread over more than decade, landscape photographer Ian Shive braved sandstorms, a flash flood sweeping through his camp and blistering desert heat to pursue an image of White Sa...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Powder Chaser

OpenSnow.com founder Joel Gratz is helping New Mexicans spot their next snow days

The Enthusiast When meteorologist Joel Gratz first moved to Colorado, he found powder days sneaking up and sailing right by without him skiing them. “That made me mad,” he says.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Climbing Higher

Nonprofit launches to expand the reach and benefits of climbing to underserved communities

The Enthusiast The goal isn’t to recruit lifelong climbers as much as it is to spark curiosity and exploration.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Elizabeth Miller
 
 

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