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Why Endurance Athletes Should Cross-Train with Yoga

Endurance Sports & Fitness Magazine Article by: Payge McMahon If you are an endurance athlete (or aspire to be one), you need to cross-train with yoga. It will make you stronger, and increase your stamina, flexibility, agility, balance and mental focus. Yoga began more than 5,000 years ago in Northern India. It was originally designed to calm the mind and ... Read More »

3 Luxury Adventures ~ Roughing it…Gently

  I’ve traveled all over the world and have slept on mountains, in trees, hammocks, tents, huts, boats and even a raft (true story!). That being said, I have also enjoyed luxury accommodations, sleeping under mosquito nets on plush king-sized beds, in private bungalows at five-star eco-resorts and safari camps. Unique experiences are what I cherish most.  Everything in life is a ... Read More »

Top 5 Adventures – U.S.A.

Looking for an epic, bucket-list worthy adventure in the United States?  You've come to the right place. This country is HUGE! Fifty-states and 3.8 million square miles. The landscape is diverse: mountains, beaches, oceans, lakes and rivers to canyons, forests, deserts and salt flats. You name it, we have it! The below list, is in no particular order and reflects only some ... Read More »

Lucky to be Alive! – Mountain Climbing Gone Wrong

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, RG, my hiking partner, and I fell half way down an icy mountain and almost died. We want to thank Custer County Search and Rescue, EMS and Pueblo Park View Hospital for taking care of us. Preface In the Colorado Rocky Mountains, there are 58 mountains with peaks over 14,000 feet. They are commonly referred ... Read More »

Climbing Pikes Peak via The Barr Trail

Trip Report My partner and I climbed Pikes Peak (14,110 ft.), via the Barr Trail (7,800 ft)l, a week before Memorial Day. 26 miles RT. Temps ranged from 78F to 27F (felt like 13F w/ 21 MPH wind chill) at summit. This was RG's 1st 14er, my 13th. Backpack Contents: Each of our packs ( mine, a Thule Stir 35 and RG's ... Read More »