Blog Posts

  • Cowboy Spaghetti

    Some of the best recipes are created on the whim with whatever is on hand and a little creativity. Well, my most recent camping dinner was no different. After a long day of hiking under the desert sun we needed a filling meal with plenty of sodium to put back in our bodies. The original dinner plans were going to be a frozen pack of meatballs combined with diced potatoes and seasoning (Creole), cooked over an open flame in a cast iron skillet (add water or beer for flavor and to keep it from drying out. Just return the lid and let simmer).
  • Recharging YOU!

    Heavy hearts and heavy heads need to be calmed and cleared whenever possible. I find myself this morning very concerned for others over unfortunate situations that are currently effecting my life and those of others. I can't fix everyone else's problems no matter how hard I try, but I can worry more about myself and how I'm letting situations like this and the stress involved impact my life. This week I will let it all go. I will escape to nature to recharge my batteries, clear my head, and be immersed by my surroundings.
  • The Future of Our Parks

  • Colorado Springs' Summer of Cycling!

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  • Shaky Ground

  • Find Your Happy Place

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  • 2014 Pedal Party- A community cruiser ride!

    Join us as we cruise through our 4th summer at the helm of the amazing UpaDowna Pedal Party. This family friendly, all ages cycling extravaganza is the perfect reason to saddle up and peddle around town during the beautiful summer months. Whether you ride a clunker, a fat bike, a trike, a unicycle, a tall big, small bike or anything in between we would be stoked to have you cruise with us this summer!
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  • Location, location, location! Camp Set Up

    Believe it or not there is a bit of skill needed to find a place to call home on your camping trips. There is a right and a wrong way to do it. Knowing the best places to pitch a tent, as well as what hazards to watch for, can be crucial when camping.
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  • Ultimate Survival #5

    You're soloing a new unfamiliar trail, and you're somehow off course. It's dark, it's cold, you are all alone. You are picking up on distant noises, your mind is wandering. What I am going to tell you next is the most important thing you can do, S.T.O.P. It's time to stop, think, observe, plan.
  • Colorado's 14ers Renamed!!!

    If you haven't heard the news by now, the Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl! One way our fine state of Colorado is supporting our team, is that Governor John Hickenlooper has announced a proclamation that will temporarily rename all of Colorado's 14ers! That's right folks each of our beloved state's 14,000' peaks will be named after a different player currently active on the Broncos roster.