Aug. 19, 2017
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Happier Campers

Website expands camping opportunities in New Mexico, though some listings come buyer-beware

The Enthusiast Roslyn Weiss, a transplant from Boulder who is building a farmstead in Las Trampas, created a Hipcamp profile at hipcamp.com the day her mother told her about the site in March.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Stealing Ground

Filmmakers working on public lands find commonthreads in divisive issue

The Enthusiast When a trio of college friends from Salt Lake City set out to make a film about legislative efforts to transfer federal lands to state management, they titled it The Heist, expecting to document a theft from th...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Picture More People Outdoors

Shifting who sees themselves in outdoor rec is one step toward saving the planet

The Enthusiast When Len Necefer, who grew up in the Navajo Nation, told his friends he had started to do more outdoors than mend fences and herd sheep, their responses sometimes came down to: “Rock climbing? That’s what w...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Mind for the Mountains

Yoga teacher Tias Little travels to Telluride to talk about a whole different nature of peak asanas

The Enthusiast The arch-yogi, Shiva, was known to practice his asanas and meditate atop mountains in the Himalayas.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

An Enduring Effort

Llama trekking guide works to defend the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument he campaigned to create

The Enthusiast Stuart Wilde has spent a couple hundred days each year of the last 25 trekking into the canyons along the Rio Grande, where burnt-black volcanic rock soars for hundreds of feet overhead.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Ticket to Ride

Angel Fire’s lift-served bike park makes for a love affair for ‘gravity riders’

The Enthusiast Few are the moments a human can start at the top of a 2,000-foot hill and cruise down in a manner that feels like flying. That’s the promise of downhill mountain biking—at least according to its acolytes.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

It’s Really Not About the Bike

Ladies need to gear up, get outdoors and get through it now more than ever

The Enthusiast Let’s start by clearing up a basic misconception: Mountain biking well isn’t solely a product of strength. In fact, it mandates at least an equal share of technique and balance.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

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
 
 

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