The writer and hiker shares her favorite local trails—and the one article of clothing she doesn't leave home without.
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Summit crowds are overflowing trails and parking lots, trampling vegetation, and worse on Upstate's ever-popular peaks.
Two years after a massive leak at Aliso Canyon, protesters are still fighting to shut it down permanently.
Two hikers reported a vehicle in the parking lot after completing a hike on Sauk Mountain. Officials connected it to a missing man.
Sat, 10/28, 9 am
After years of administrative fighting, the BLM recommended that 53,000 acres be closed to shooting—but 443,000 acres will stay open.
The Tupper Triad is a hike up Coney, Goodman, and Arab mountains. Now it's a race, too.
The new Adventure Tourism Program is the first of its kind in the country.
The new active-wear company launched an Aspen pop-up this summer—to booming success.
Colorado bested seven other states in a series of benchmarks measured by the Center for Western Priorities.
Weds, 10/25, 5:30 pm
Since August, eight people have been charged with 191 criminal counts in a huge poaching case in southeast Washington.
Vireos, lesser goldfinch, and scrub jays have flown the Northern California fires—and the Audubon Society is taking notice.