Rocky Mountain National Park

5 Spectacular churches located on top of mountains

Hills and mountains are charged with a powerful religious symbolism. Mountaintops are closer to the sky, and therefore to God.<p>From Sinai to Zion, …

Rocky Mountains

2 Days In Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado | Finding the Universe www.findingtheuniverse.com | The Wordy Explorers

Remarks from The Wordy Explorers<p>Check out this two day itinerary and awesome photos from a 2 day visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. …

National Parks

The Dawn Wall: A Tale of Two Rock Stars

How Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson prepared for the climb of their lives.<p>How Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson prepared for the climb of their …

Climbing

Charges pending, questions unanswered in Frederick killings, Velorama returns to RiNo, the Broncos may be clicking, the Rox made history in Atlanta, should you get a flu shot in August? and more Monday news

Good morning, Roundup pals, and welcome back to the working week.<p>Thanks to all of you who emailed after Friday's Roundup telling me about your own …

Case Keenum

Funding For Colorado Outdoors At Risk Of Being Cut Off

<b>DENVER (CBS4) –</b> Cries are getting louder from the Rocky Mountains and many people are hoping the echoes are heard in Washington to preserve the Land …

Rocky Mountains

Into the Wind

<i>In 1963, on a harrowing first ascent of the Diagonal Direct route on Longs Peak’s Diamond, a 20-year-old climber named Tex Bossier almost lost his</i> …

Mountaineering

Retirement is the perfect time to travel — here are the top places in 2018 to visit

1/<p>1. Chicago<p>Sean Pavone/Shutterstock<p>Average hotel night: $174 <br>Average 2017 airfare: $249<br>Cost for a 5-day trip (for two): $1,979<p>Chicago hits a …

Travel

New U.S. Citizens at Rocky Mountain National Park

Just Now<p>America's newest citizens took their Oath of Allegiance in one of the most beautiful places in the country, Rocky Mountain National Park. The …

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Lyons, CO

NATURE TRAILS<p>Lyons is bordered by Hall Ranch Open Space and Heil Valley Ranch Open Space. Hall Ranch provides over 12 miles of multi-use trails and …

Concerts

Environmental Concerns Leads To Moose Tracking In Rocky Mountains

<b>ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) –</b> There’s a new king in the Rocky Mountain wetlands. Moose are increasing in population. Researchers are …

Rocky Mountains

The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

The One Thing Better Than Summer Skiing

A secret society finds a way to ski every month of the year<p>“There’s snow up here, I promise,” I assure my son Jonah, as we grunt up a south-facing …

Skiing

Monsoons, Baby Turtles, and Meteors: 14 Stunning Photos From Around the World This Week

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>From historic wildfires to deadly flooding to conservation efforts, these photos show why it’s more important than</i> …

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Best Summer Alpine Climbing Gear

<i>Specialization is key when it comes to technical alpine climbining. Here’s the right gear for the job when it comes to rock, ice, dry tooling and</i> …

Climbing

Mom Runs 50 National Parks in Honor of the Daughter She Lost to Cancer

Losing a child to cancer is a heartbreak no parent should ever have to endure. Yet sadly, it’s one 61-year-old Gil Schaenzle knows all too well. When …

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Stunning photos of the Perseid meteor shower show streaks across the night sky

The Perseid meteor shower, a phenomenon producing up to 60 to 70 meteors per hour in the night's sky, peaked over the weekend.<p>The meteor shower was best viewed on the nights of Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13.<p>The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually, every summer and this year can be seen through Aug. …

Meteor Showers

Take a trip to the shire in this tiny 'Hobbit House' on wheels

Not only have we found the cutest hobbit tiny home on wheels, but there’s a whole gaggle of these cute dwellings at the WeeCasa Tiny House Resort set …

Tiny House Movement

Mom Runs 50 U.S. National Parks to Keep Promise to Daughter Who Died of Cancer

It was their dream to do it together, so Gil Schaenzle followed through on the challenge as a way to honor her daughter’s memory.<p>When 61-year-old Gil Schaenzle got on the phone with <i>Runner’s World</i>, she mentioned she was suffering a case of shin splints. The reason? Schaenzle just finished a …

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8 COLORADO BACKPACKING EXPERIENCES THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We Coloradans know that when June comes along, and the summer sun finally melts the high alpine snow, the Rocky Mountains are the only place to be. …

Hiking

Camp cooking: A seasoned steel pan is a camper’s best friend

I was introduced to the magic of carbon steel cooking on Arkansas’ White River.<p>A friend and I had spent the morning with Lenny, an entertaining and resourceful trout fishing guide. By midday we had boated our limits of rainbow trout and caught and released at least that many more.<p>“Ready for lunch,” …

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Seven Top Fall Flyfishing Spots

Spring fishing gets all the hype, but if you’re after deserted streams and fat trout, don’t retire your rod once the leaves begin to fall. …

Fishing

Tired of Lackluster Backpacking Photos? Try These 8 Tips to Capture the Backcountry Like a Pro

<i>Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.</i><p>Golden sunrays blanket a sprawling valley below …

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Grieving Evergreen mom runs, walks and hikes 50 national parks to fight rare cancer that took daughter’s life

Over the nine months that Gil Schaenzle took to run, walk and hike at 50 national parks and 12 national monuments to raise funds and awareness for …

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Gunnison’s Eberly, Texan Persyn win Aspen Backcountry Marathons

Kelsey Persyn went to eBay for the backpack she used in Saturday's Aspen Backcountry Marathon. Living up to its price tag — about $4 — it was …

Marathons

The 20 Best Little Lake Towns in America

There are idyllic lake towns scattered all across the country. Regardless of the season, an array of activities plus the promise of lazing in …

New Hampshire

Where to Explore in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Lesser Known Wild Basin

Do you love visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, but hate dealing with the crowds? Overflowing parking lots, traffic and chatter aren’t typically …

Hiking

Lance Armstrong and the Leadville 100 + #vanlife + Pagosa Springs long weekend getaway + more

John Callahan, of Aspen, spends a moment with his wife, Kathleen, at an aid station during the 2005 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. Callahan …

Hot Springs

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there’s truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can …

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Chris Weidner: Rocky Mountain National Park — a wild, summertime playground for climbers

Chris Weidner Wicked Gravity<p>Sharp granite, cold and rough, splits my fingertips. The ones without Superglue ooze blood, forming a pink film mixed …

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Review

Author:<p>Publish date:<p><i>Where’s my brush? My toenail clippers? My sandpaper?</i> My anxiety about sending my latest boulder-problem project often begins when …

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