Natural Highs: Leave It All Behind

There are many vivid pictures in our lives that hold moments dear to us. We use cameras not simply as tools, but as maps of our history. Photos allow us to access images of our past, and spark memories of what ...

Natural Highs: Ascending the Seven Castles

There is a hidden place in every Colorado town that tends to remain mysterious to those who do not already know its whereabouts. Laying hidden in the shadow of local memories, this place resides under the breat...

Style Porn: Praise for prAna

We here in the Mile-High City love our active pursuits, and, of course, we love to look stylish in the process. Now we can do just that, thanks to the opening of prAna’s fourth national store in Cherry Cree...
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Natural Highs: Excursions at Urad Lake

Resting humbly at the culmination of a winding, rocky road just before Berthoud Pass, Urad Lake teems with natural wonder. Just before you reach the first hard curve to traverse over the pass, take a left at He...
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Natural Highs: Chicago Lakes Trail

It's quite inspiring as a native Coloradoan to realize that people from all over the globe venture to our state to find the natural beauty that is sprinkled throughout the Rocky Mountains. Our state holds a ple...
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Natural Highs: Scars on the Mountain

Awhile back, I did a post about the Golden Gate Canyon fire and the effects of fire on our natural environment. The smoke blanketed the sky as I watched from my cozy little home in Golden. About a month or so l...
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Natural Highs: South Table Mountain

If you would like to see some beautiful scenery, and would rather not drive an hour into the mountains to do it, take a little trip towards the mesas of Golden. I recently moved into a new house with four of ...
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Natural Highs: Night Hikes

Sunlight illuminates your surroundings, casting a hot glow on the city walls; the street radiates heat from friction as tires roll across stained asphalt. Fumes inhabit the atmosphere and the buzz of business a...
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Natural Highs: Poetic Perspective

In light of this month's Art Issue, and my love for the outdoors, I figured it would only be appropriate to share some of the poetry I have produced from my outdoor experiences. My deepest inspiration stems fro...
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Natural Highs: Divine by Design

The word "design", when heard or seen by itself, can constitute a broad range of definitions in the English language. A building is constructed in a designated area, structurally designed to work with the law...
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Miss BeFit: Hiking Horsetooth

Remember when you were a kid in the springtime and the sun would come up and you’d shovel Cocoa Puffs into your mouth before booking it outside to just play and run around like it was your job? Well, it was y...