The Pole

July 23, 2020

Just like video killed the radio star, social media has put a hurtin’ on Silverton’s spectacular Ice Lakes Trail. One of the most popular – and most FBed and Insta-ed – trails in the San Juan Mountains, Ice Lakes is seeing even more unprecedented numbers of visitors this summer with the pandemic.

July 16, 2020

Leave it to the folks in Aspen to elevate even the lowliest of mountain wear to new fashion heights. Take the humble jort, a staple on local trails since, well, at least Chad Cheeney moved here in the ’90s. Introducing the world’s first “action sport jort,” made with technical fabric to bring that “I-give-zero-effs” attitude to any outdoor adventure while supplying that all important stretch and secret anti-chafing properties to the underside.

July 9, 2020

Sure, those whistling marmots are cute on the trail. But while you’re dipping your toes into a clear alpine lake, those furry buggers just may be wreaking havoc on your car’s electrical system back at the trailhead.

July 9, 2020

Mountain bikers, start your engines. The eMTB trial period at Twin Buttes is officially under way.

June 25, 2020

A life without fleece may seem as unthinkable as a life without dogs, flip flops
or Subarus

June 18, 2020

How high can you really get? A new study by researchers at CU Boulder has found out that huge levels of THC don’t necessarily translate into a huge buzz

June 11, 2020

The hunt is “fenn”ally over. More than 10 years after eccentric Santa Fe millionaire Forrest Fenn published his cryptic poem leading untold thousands on a wild goose chase across the Rocky Mountains, his treasure has been found.

June 4, 2020

Skis, boots, poles … mask? Yep, PPE has now been added to the outdoor gear checklist, at least for the foreseeable future.