June 27, 2017
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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

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
 
 

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