Updated: March 30, 2015 10:21:54 PM MDT
 
 
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    (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
    TravelSalida: Spunky, artsy town is trail heaven for biking and running year-round

    03/29/2015 09:45 PM MDT
    The cows were everywhere, and we were coming up on them fast. And since we were all heading the same direction — up the dirt road, pushing deeper into a narrow mountain valley outside of Poncha Springs — their cowboys hadn't seen us yet.  
    Traveling to Antarctica: a wild adventure on a final frontier
    03/29/2015 10:07 PM MDT - They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs. 

    Closing out winter in style at Colorado's end-of-ski-season parties
    03/27/2015 03:59 AM MDT - Our waiter wears a neon-green leisure suit complete with animal-striped labels. His female counterparts sport saloon girl garb. Even for Aspen Highlands' zany Cloud Nine Restaurant, the attire seems a bit bizarre.  

    A freer way to hike the Great Wall of China
    03/20/2015 02:56 AM MDT - On the outskirts of Beijing, it's easy to find a ride to the Great Wall. 

    Reunified Berlin a vibrant, affordable city to explore
    03/22/2015 03:28 PM MDT - If you take even a moment to raise your eyes above street level in many parts of this city, you're bound to see them: towering steel cranes, their outstretched arms as much a part of the cityscape as the limestone buildings over which they hover. 

    At Telluride, a second chance for a view at See Forever
    03/20/2015 02:51 AM MDT - Perched atop a run called See Forever, I tried to imagine what skiers would see here on a clear day. Mountains, for sure.  

    From Winter Park to Wolf Creek, four Colorado ski resorts mark anniversaries
    03/12/2015 10:08 PM MDT - When it began a century ago, alpine skiing in Colorado was far different from the comfort and convenience of the sport today.  

    Waiting for the northern lights in Lapland
    03/12/2015 10:02 PM MDT - In Sweden, some say you can hear the northern lights. Some say they whoosh like the wind. Others say they crackle like pine needles on a campfire. 

    Snowy shelter in winter at Brainard Lake
    03/12/2015 09:59 PM MDT - As I inchworm my sleeping bag farther into the snow cave, I'm struck by how warm it is. Relatively speaking, anyway. Outside, it's below zero, and icy gusts are blowing off the Continental Divide and through the scrubby trees where we're camped. 

    Climbing St. Patrick's mountain in Ireland
    03/06/2015 03:08 AM MST - Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding. 

    (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
    College volleyballCU volleyball: Joslyn Hayes takes big step on emotional journey

    Sophomore finally cleared to play after season-ending leg injury
    For the past several months, the Colorado volleyball staff has put limitations on Joslyn Hayes in practice. Full Story
    (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
    College volleyballCU volleyball: Joslyn Hayes takes big step on emotional journey

    Sophomore finally cleared to play after season-ending leg injury
    For the past several months, the Colorado volleyball staff has put limitations on Joslyn Hayes in practice. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    Most people don't play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That's because most people can't play guitar like he does. The guitarist for Fort Collins' Aspen Hourglass often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity.  Full Story