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Down by the river. These Western cites and towns are where it’s at for mountain waters by Brandon Mathis Jackson, Wyoming Jackson isn’t just for ski bums. The Snake River curls through the landscape, Yellowstone and Grand Teton country, two staggering national parks that define wild and scenic western America. “I think that…(Read More)

What if the trail didn’t stop at the water’s edge? What if all those blue lines on a map were a passage? This is the story of how one small company is redfining adventure by redefining the modern packraft by Brandon Mathis When Thor Tingey was a student at Colorado Mountain College in…(Read More)

dry fly fly fishing

When Cole Glenn and Derek Ems call it a rugged trail to one of their favorite creeks for trout, they’re not kidding. But the extra work is worth it: It’s quintessential Colorado creek fishing. Leaving an aspen grove, the trail quickly becomes a rocky staircase that criss-crosses a cascading stream. “Watch out…(Read More)

fly fishing waders

In deep: how a good pair of fly fishing waders can make all the difference Summer angling in the Rocky Mountains can mean sunny and 80 degrees or 40 degrees and hailing. But one thing is for sure, creek fishing at 10,000 feet means that water is cold. While warm days might call for…(Read More)

dry fly fly fishing

Fly fishing in the mountains means one thing: Great big dry flies. According to Cole Glenn at Colorado’s The San Juan Angler, it’s what we think of when we think of fly fishing.“We actually see the fly hit the top of the water and a lot of times you…(Read More)

mountain biking Moab

Camp at Gold Bar Rim Campground 10 miles down Potash Road, and nab a spot on the Colorado River. Take a hike at dusk to the incomparable Corona and Bowtie Arch, using ancient Moki steps carved into the sandstone by ancestral Puebloans centuries ago. Back at camp watch the aerial acrobatics of little brown Myotis…(Read More)

Across the West, any town with a river running through it has water culture: Where ski bums and beach bums collide. It’s a taste of the beach at 8,000 feet above sea level. Boats, rafts and boards are stacked on cars or hanging out of truck beds. A blend of professional and haphazard…(Read More)

hal; stand up paddle boards

If you’ve looked at stand up paddleboards, you’ve seen the variety of shapes and sizes, Some are long and narrow, others are short and wide and the rest reside somewhere in between. Solid or inflatable, the bottom line is you’ll need to know what you’re going to use it for: From…(Read More)

Stand Up Paddle boarding

You can trace its evolutionary timeline from African warriors, standing and quietly paddling canoes to sneak up on their enemies to Polynesians island hopping for trade, from Hawaiian surfers venturing farther and farther off shore scouting for bigger waves to some of the biggest names is surf culture learning a new skill. Stand up paddle…(Read More)

The Dolores river

The 241-mile Dolores River is one of the most prized rivers in the American West. El rio de Nuestra de Dolores, the lady of the river of sorrow, is said to have been named by the Spanish explorer Juan Maria Antonio Rivera in 1765. The river used to run at an average of 1…(Read More)