Posted on July 11, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
‘If things continue this way at Maroon Bells, it’s not if someone will be injured, but when’
A moose cow and calves grazing near Berthoud Pass, Colorado. Bob Berwyn photo.
FRISCO — Colorado’s growing moose population is causing a safety issue in the popular Maroon Bells area, near Aspen, according to state wildlife officials, who say people are getting to close to the animals along the Crater Lake Trail. Forest Service rangers temporarily closed the trail, but said that risky behavior continues, despite numerous posted signs warning of the potential danger. Continue reading
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Posted on October 8, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Kim Fenske explores one of Colorado’s most spectacular peaks
The comb of Snowmass Peak viewed from about halfway along the Snowmass Creek trail.
Story and photos by Kim Fenske
As I kneeled at the side of Snowmass Creek and filtered water into my bottle, a tall, slender woman, hair flowing like golden sunlight over her shoulders and reflecting in the blue pools of her glacial eyes, rose up from the water. She was the personification of Snowmass Lake, sparkling glacial water at the base of two miles of mountain that rise above to the spiked comb that forms the summit of Snowmass Mountain.
Snowmass Mountain reflected in Snowmass Lake.
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Posted on April 14, 2011 by Jenney
Quiznos Pro Challenge pro cycling race has a new name, one of the snowiest winters ever in the Sierra Nevada, limiting summer events in Maroon Bells, and a new mountain bike trail for Crested Butte.
Independence Pass - photo by Jenney Coberly
By Summit Voice
Quiznos Pro Challenge re-named, gets TV deal
The new Colorado bike race that was originally titled the Quiznos Pro Challenge is now the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and it has landed a deal with NBC to provide 25 hours of coverage. VERSUS, a member of the NBC Sports Group, will cover the race with 3.5-hour broadcasts each day from Aug. 22-28. Lively commentators Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett, of Tour de France fame, will announce the race.
The name change was made in order to better showcase the event to a worldwide audience. Quiznos will continue as a founding sponsor with the same level of participation.
The bike race is expected to be the largest spectator event in Colorado history. For seven consecutive days, 128 of the world’s top athletes will race across nearly 600 miles through the Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure, more than two miles in elevation. The race course will take the riders through mountain towns such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs.
Read more at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge website.
Read the rest of our roundup after the break.
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