Gear Notes: Summer Trail Essentials From Osprey, Adventuress, Honey Stinger and AdvoCare (Giveaway)

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Summer is made for time on the trail. Whether we’re biking, hiking or riding, here are some of the summer essentials we can’t live without. Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack Before you take it to the trails, you need a good day pack. For a well-designed lightweight women’s specific hydration pack, I don’t think you […]

Downhill Biking: Is Dirt the New Snow?

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More and more ski resorts have added dedicated downhill biking trails to their summer offerings. It’s no surprise because downhill biking is surprisingly like skiing. It’s 70 degrees on a clear blue day and I’m sweating – a lot. Dressed in head-to-toe body armor, my family and I board the Elk Camp gondola at Snowmass […]

Pedal, Play, Party: Summer Fun in West Virginia, Idaho and California

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It’s quite possibly the oldest cliché in ski country: We came for the winters and stayed for the summers. Cliché? Yes. But only because it rings so true. While skiing draws us to the mountains, the full shock of summer beauty keeps us here. Summer in the mountains is spectacular. Warm sun, long views and […]

Fish, Bike, Golf: The Granby Ranch Triathlon

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In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to complete the Granby Ranch triathlon in one day or even over one weekend. In an ideal world, you and your family would have a least a week at Granby Ranch, in the Fraser River valley of North Central Colorado. And, if not a week, at least a […]

Family Getaway: Mountain Biking at Beaver Creek, Colorado

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Call me a wimp. I can take it. We were at Beaver Creek last week for a quick end-of-summer getaway. School starts on August 20 and we needed a fun family adventure before the boys hit the books. My sons were clamoring for mountain biking, but I was thinking about hiking. And then, my son […]