Noah Spears came zipping down a stretch of singletrack lined with aspen trees and took aim at the center of the rock.
The dirt trail went right over the rock, and Spears went airborne. As he landed, a robust cheer went up from the small group of spectators as he disappeared down the path during the newly formed Sunday Scramble Mountain Bike Race series.
Since Powderhorn Mountain Resort opened its new mountain bike park, dirt has overtaken snow as the big news on the mountain.
Noah Spears came zipping down a stretch of singletrack lined with aspen trees and took aim at the center of the rock. … more
Stargazing party set for Saturday … more
Orienteering class is Wednesday … more
It seems an odd time to be writing this, since it’s only August, but everyone’s kids are back in school and so I suppose a “how I spent my vacation” brief is rather appropriate. … more
August brings a certain soft melancholy to what otherwise is a glorious end to summer. … more
Elk Hunting 101 class is Wednesday … more
Smokey Bear’s birthday party is Aug. 13 … more
We were mostly by ourselves. Considering there is a good road next to a good river, that seems somewhat amazing. Normally in the fishing quest, it is a tradeoff of ease of access vs. solitude. Easy access means you’ll have some company and solitude … more
The 18 Road mountain bike trails north of Fruita have gotten a lot more attention over the years. … more
Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers see an opportunity for further study and discussion after results of a recent mule deer study were published in Global Change Biology. … more
We were mostly by ourselves. Considering there is a good road next to a good river, that seems somewhat amazing. … more
“Gosh, I really want to get started in flyfishing, but I just can’t afford it. Man, it would just cost … more
OK, so you graduated from school already. But I have a quiz for you anyway — TV show style with the answer … more
Brevity breeds urgency. Hesitate and the peak weeks will be gone off the calendar before you can wake up and rub … more
For all of our modernism, much of what we do as fishermen hasn’t changed since the beginning of man. Maybe … more
Some states close the fishing season for the winter. They have their reasons, I suppose. Not so in Colorado. … more
It’s summer in the southern hemisphere and all of the fishermen, fishing guides and outdoor retail stores are … more
It is hard to think of a creature less likely to inspire warm, fuzzy feelings than the scorpion. They have pincers, … more
Of all of our local bird species, the American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) is the oddest in my mind. This small … more
Grand Junction may be best known for its red-rock scenery, rivers, dinosaurs and mountain biking. … more
It is elk hunting season in Colorado, and although many hunters are interested in harvesting an elk for its meat, … more
At one time in my life, I was a (very minor) celebrity. I had only a handful of fans, but they were loud, … more
If you are ever lucky enough to lay eyes on a ringtail, your first thought will probably be something like: What … more
Let us give thanks that humans are much larger than praying mantids. … more
It seems an odd time to be writing this, since it’s only August, but everyone’s kids are back in school … more
It seems as though we are constantly surrounded by numbers these days. … more
We’re lucky folks to live in a state where mountain biking is possible almost all year. Except for January … more
On a recent snowy spring camping and biking trip to Cortez and Durango, we reminded ourselves of this: the main … more
Two years ago, I participated in and wrote about the April 30 Days of Biking Challenge. The challenge is … more
Squeeeeeeee. Squeak squeak squeak. Ping! Rattattatatatat! What IS that noise? Many times I’ve had to stop on … more
My dad is fond of doling out bits of wisdom and advice. I’d say I use it about 50 percent of the time. … more
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