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Risk Management in the Outdoors

As an individual who has spent much of my life recreating in and living near natural areas, risk management has been an [almost] invisible component of my whole life. Before, during, and after an outdoor experience, I am constantly assessing, and re-assessing my level of risk. These small, but necessary […]

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Antidote for Nature Deficit Disorder

Journalist and author Richard Louv, in his book “Last Child in the Woods,” coined the term Nature Deficit Disorder to describe the psychological, physical, and cognitive costs of human alienation from Nature. As human beings we evolved within Nature, as a part of the whole wild ecosystem, with all of […]

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Making the Outdoors a More Inclusive Place

In the spring of 2016, I was a freshly-minted college graduate of Northern Michigan University. This lesser-known school sits on the shores of Lake Superior, surrounded by wilderness in every direction. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, having to graduate and “grow up,” so I put it off […]

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Best Sightseeing In and Around Denver

Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and for good reason. Set against the iconic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Mile High City boasts a number of places to enjoy Colorado’s incredible natural beauty and unique culture. Whether you’re looking to experience Denver’s exciting urbanscape […]

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In 2017, on a sunny, September day in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, I found myself sitting cross-legged in a circle of my peers and professors. As a brand new Transpersonal Counseling/Wilderness Therapy student at Naropa University, I was getting my first look into Buddhist-based practices. We […]

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Must-Do Hikes in Every State

As guides, we often hear from our out-of-state clients how they feel like they need to travel out of state in order to experience a memorable hike. In reality, you don’t need to spend big bucks on a hiking trip to places like Alaska or Montana when there are interesting […]

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Best Ways To Preserve Nature While Mountain Biking

Best Ways To Preserve Nature While Mountain Biking  According to Statista, there were 8.69 million Americans ages 6 and older participating in mountain biking. If you enjoy mountain biking, you understand the importance of working to preserve nature when out on the trails. Here are some of the best ways […]

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Re-connect outdoors summer 2020 – We are open!

Re-connect outdoors summer 2020 – We are open! We have begun operating and guiding trips. We do still have some restrictions based on the counties we operate in and around with our permitting. Below is a list of towns and activities around that we are operating and updates:   Estes […]

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