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Walk The Dogs

Walk the dog
Story and Photos by Pete O’Brien

     Down days are long this time of year.  We spent six hours of one of them hiking the peak behind the place we’re staying at.  The ride down was Eurostyle with big vert, exposure, different snow conditions and jig saw puzzle route finding.  We cheated the lower 800’ of vert by doubling it, making it our 26th day strait of sledding.


** Jigsaw Puzzle**


** Chris transforms from sled to skis**




















** Our Backyard**


** Back @ the Sleds**




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Checking In with Former Grom Comp Winner Parkin Costain
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Checking In with Former Grom Comp Winner Parkin Costain

Checking In with Former Grom Comp Winner Parkin Costain

While most 16-year-olds were up to God know’s what last summer, Parkin Costain, the winner of TGR’s 2015 Grom Comp, was nine-to-fiveing for his dad, who builds bike parks at ski areas. He needed to come up with the money for something that would help develop him into a pro skier. That something: a snowmobile. Enter the 2017 TGR Grom Contest Parkin pounds the backcountry on his snowmobile probably more than you brush your teeth. He’s homeschooled (but not weird), and invests his time

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Judge Strikes Down Wolf Creek Pass Development
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Judge Strikes Down Wolf Creek Pass Development

Judge Strikes Down Wolf Creek Pass Development

DURANGO, Colo. —  According to a report in the Durango Herald, a federal judge struck down a land swap Friday that would have enabled the development of the controversial “Village at Wolf Creek.” The decision was deemed a big win for Southwest Colorado-based environmental groups like the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Friends of Wolf Creek, who have lobbied extensively against the hypothetical development. The village first proposed by Texas oilman B.J. “Red" McComb’s over 30 years ago would

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REPORT: Outdoor Retailer to Potentially buy SIA, Call Denver Home
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REPORT: Outdoor Retailer to Potentially buy SIA, Call Denver Home

REPORT: Outdoor Retailer to Potentially buy SIA, Call Denver Home

DENVER — If preliminary agreements are any indication, it looks as if Denver, Colorado, has all-but secured the Outdoor Retailer (OR) shows into the foreseeable future. According to a report published Friday in The Denver Post, Snowsports Industries America (SIA), is in buyout talks with Emerald Expositions, the main stakeholder in the infamous (and currently semi-homeless) Outdoor Retailer trade shows.  Up until recently, the lucrative summer and winter Outdoor Retailer shows were held in