Hooray for Ouray

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It’s that time of year again when the climbing shoes and chalk bag find their place in the gear closet while the crampons and ice tools screech with the sound of a file sharpening their steel points. Yes, winter is finally here and in full glory with plenty of snow and cold temperatures, turning the most glorious of waterfalls into true sculptures … [Read more...]

MSR Super Fusion 3 Tent

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I must say that I was a little concerned when I read the forecast for my recent winter camping trip in Pike National Forest. Temperatures were expected in single digits with blizzard like conditions. However, the all-season rating of the MSR Superfusion stood up to the snow and cold temperatures. … [Read more...]

Hypothermia Run

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Driving for hours up a mountain in the snow, with the express purpose of sleeping outdoors in freezing temperatures, sounds like lunacy to most people. Nearly everybody I mentioned it to, in fact. Looking for someone to go with, I floated the idea to a couple of local Jeep clubs that I belong to. After all, misery loves company but in the end there … [Read more...]

All Mixed Up

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In the fall when the temperatures are trying to get below zero in the foothills of Colorado, the ice has no problem being hardened by the sub freezing temperatures in the high country above 10,000 feet. In most years the fall is one of the best seasons to climb ice routes due to the minimal snow pack on the approach and solid forming ice up high. … [Read more...]

Winter Approach

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As we enter the winter season, some spirits are dulled. The bikes are hung, camping gear is stored, and the grills are covered. We start to unload the previously tucked away sweaters, load up on the firewood, and try to build our immune systems to avoid the flu and most recently H1N1. To help build your immune system this season, stick to those … [Read more...]

A Legend Reborn: Jeep's All-New 2011 Grand Cherokee

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“What is past is prologue” - William Shakespeare It was once said that “what is past is prologue” and if the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is any indication of this, the future of the Jeep brand looks to be a very bright one. … [Read more...]

King of the Mountain

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"Unbelievable, tremendous, phenomenal...the Wranglers are unbeatable!" The raw emotion of Matthias Jeschke's excitement was felt throughout the Jeep world on March 13, 2007 when his Extreme Events expedition team set a new Guinness World Record by climbing 21,804 feet to the rim of the world's highest volcano, Ojos del Salado, in Chile. … [Read more...]

Winter Wheelin' With NAXJA

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Jeeping. It’s a love hate relationship. It consumes money and time with the ferocity of a Kansas tornado. It leaves you up to your chin in cold water, buried in mud, replacing broken parts in sub-zero temps, baking on sandstone, and presents a myriad of other unforeseeable perils. … [Read more...]