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From the category archives:

Outdoor

Outdoor

Best mountain biking adventure in Durango
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Best mountain biking adventure in Durango

Engine Creek Ride!

Yes, it is true—most bikes in Durango are worth more than a person’s car. I, myself, am almost guilty of that logic. Mountain bike riding is an amazing experience in Durango, and there are thousands of miles of trails that individuals can ride right outside their backdoor.  I have done a good number of those “in town” rides, but the most epic ride that I have been on so far was a bit north of town. The name of the trail is Engine Creek Trail; a steep climb up Engineer Mountain followed by a techy downhill descent all around the circumference of Engineer Mountain is what makes this trail my favorite trail by far.

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Climbing? Climbing!!
Monday, February 25, 2013

Climbing? Climbing!!

I looked out of my dorm window at the snow-covered ground, blue bird sky and frosty trees. The sun was shining, illuminating the snow with brilliant clarity as it sparkled in this early February morning. I smiled at how foreign yet beautiful this wintery landscape was. Gone were the sandy beaches, the 80 degree weather, the rustling palm trees and breaking waves that I had grown up with in Hawai’i. What would I do today?

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An adventurous summer in Durango
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

An adventurous summer in Durango

During my Junior and Senior years of high school, as I started looking for colleges, I wanted to find a school where I would never be bored and could always find something exciting to do.  Durango is probably the most exciting and challenging place to explore that I have come across.  Year-round, there are all sorts of different adventures to embark on.  I’ll try to explain at least some of what I have come to love doing in Durango.

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Thanksgiving in the Grand
Monday, February 11, 2013

Thanksgiving in the Grand

I love the outdoors, but I am not that experienced at camping.  Therefore, I was very excited to find out about Outdoor Pursuits, or OP, as it is known around campus.  OP is a co-op kind of place; once you pay the fee you can rent equipment (for no additional charge) and use their rock wall.  They have all the equipment one needs for camping, kayaking, biking, and many other things.

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Perfect weekend in Durango
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Perfect weekend in Durango

To tell you the truth, I cannot remember a weekend in Durango that was not perfect; blue skies mixed with three-hundred days of sunshine makes Durango ‘paradise’ for outdoor enthusiasts. I have experienced my version of the perfect weekend several times.

My perfect weekend starts out by waking up on Saturday morning and sipping on a hot cup of coffee. During that time I am thinking about what I need to pack for the adventure I have planned during the week.

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