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Tony Herdsman. Pedal Durango. Colorado.

Tony Hermesman of Pedal Durango loves bikes. BMX bikes. Mountain bikes, road bikes. If it has two wheels and is human powered, chances are he’s ridden it. words by Brandon Mathis, photos by Tony Hermesman,  “Biking is a lot of things to me,” Hermesman said.  “It saved me in high school and gave me…(Read More)

Rock climbing in this secret gem is as captivating as it is tough, and the more you know about its history, the stranger it gets. by Brandon Mathis On the western outskirts of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, narrow canyons form hallways of hard volcanic rock, rounded smooth from wind and rain. Corridors are hidden…(Read More)

mountain biking Hartman Roacks

Storms rumbled across the sky to the north. The sound of fine-crushed granite was music to our ears as we hovered around corners, tires slipping underneath us. We laughed. We drifted, thrilled and scared all at once. The next 10 minutes of steep climbing led to a plain of sage set against a backdrop…(Read More)

Stevie Kremer

Salomon athlete and professional trail runner Stevie Kremer might not strike you as a force to be reckoned with on the trail. Her youthful smile, freckles, giddy nature and spunky demeanor are completely heartwarming – until she laces up. by Brandon Mathis When she hits the dirt, she’s gone. “I thought I was a lover…(Read More)

Santa Fe Adventure Pro

Lured by good skiing, green chile and a dose of sun in the Land of Enchantment, we headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico. And that’s exactly what we found. A weekend getaway in this centuries-old capital city is like taking a trip around the world, just 45 minutes from Albuquerque. Mild winter temperatures…(Read More)

Every spring bands of snowboarders converge on a tiny Rocky Mountain town in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to explore the backcountry opportunities that abound. But they’re not you typical snowboarders. They’re split boarders. It’s called splitboarding: a genre of snowboarding that relies on boards that split in two to be used…(Read More)

Whether you’re running, backpacking, hiking or just out for a stroll the Bear Creek National Recreation Trail is Rocky Mountain country hiking at its best. By Brandon Mathis Who: Ambitious hikers, history buffs, trail runners, backpackers and bighorn sheep. What: A stunning, rigorous historic trail that climbs a mountain drainage area through mining history…(Read More)

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