The Manitou Incline 2.0

 

Photo above: Newly constructed railroad ties reinforce the Manitou Incline. The Incline is now re-opened for visitors to enjoy. Photos by Mary Murphy After months of…



Snowboarding Culture in Decline: Is Stigmatism Among CC Skier Population to Blame?

 

Written by Griffin Mansi Skiing is pervasive during the winter months; yet few appreciate that for many, snow means the beginning of snowboard season, not ski…



Wanderlust Workouts: Exercising On-the-Go

 

Written by Sophia Skelly If you’re lucky enough to travel this winter break, you may be feeling nervous about staying in shape while on the move.…



How to Build a Quigloo in Three Easy Steps

 

Forget snowmen. Build a “quigloo.” You’ll need to invest some time and some sweat, and it can’t be done without a bunch of friends willing…



Movement to Make Change: The New OELLC

 

In the wake of the election, increased attention has been brought to social justice issues, both nationally and on college campuses. Students on campus feeling…



CC on Wheels: Exploring Skating Subculture

 

Written by Sophia Skelly Photo above: Overflowing board racks in Worner. Photo by Daniel Sarche My brief stint with skating came to an abrupt halt when I…



Potential Benefits of Prolonged Warm Weather

 

Waking up in a flooded tent to the sound of rapidly accumulating snow is not the picture most had in mind for the late-September Block…



Clif Bar Fuels Holiday Outdoor Recreation with Seasonal Flavors

 

Photo by Sarah LaicoWritten by Rachel Fitch As the seasons change, the cold seeps into Americans’ consciousness, bringing seasonal flavors with…



Legalized Rain Barrels Provide Coloradans More Efficient Water Usage

 

Written by Melanie Mandell Earlier in 2016, Colorado legalized the collection of water in rain barrels in the hopes of remedying the existing water shortage. While…



Trump’s Regressive Environmental Policy Threatens to Exacerbate Global Climate Change

 

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsAs the U.S. comes to terms with the reality of Donald Trump as the 45th president,…



Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin

 

Above: Overlook of Arapahoe Basin on the morning of opening day. Photo courtesy of Dave Camara. Arapahoe Basin kicked off the 2016-2017 season with slopes filled…



Stacy Allison’s “Beyond the Limits”: A Book by the First Female American to Summit Everest

 

Written by Nikki MillsStacy Allison poses at the top of Mt. Everest. Photo courtesy of Stacy Allison.Take a deep…



Emmett de Maynadier Brings Whitewater Stoke and Vision to CC

 

Emmett de Maynadier is a Colorado College sophomore, an avid whitewater enthusiast, and the Outdoor Recreation Committee’s (ORC) newly-appointed Whitewater Raft Coordinator. Already the Whitewater…



Crack Climbing Community Mobs Indian Creek

 

Written by Griffin Mansi This past Block Break, members of the Colorado College climbing community made the annual pilgrimage to Indian Creek near Moab, U.T.…



An Inside Look at Mission: Wolf

 

Written by Haley Colgate As instructed, I bared my teeth and made eye contact while a 120-pound wolf pushed his muzzle into my face. Just…



Water Issues: It’s Time to Talk More Than a Five-Minute Shower

 

Written by Carol Newton Ever been walking through the grass on Armstrong and found yourself suddenly doused with water as the sprinklers come on? Besides…



First-Year Student A Seasoned Adventurer, Gains New World Perspective from International Travel

 


CC Cycling Team Takes On The Grizzly Grind at Angel Fire Bike Park In New Mexico

Written by Griffin Mansi Last weekend marked the last mountain bike race of the year for the Colorado College Cycling Team. 19 riders traveled to…






Brendan Leonard Uses Outdoor Recreation to Overcome Adversity

 

Brendan Leonard, Author of “Sixty Meters to Anywhere,” emerges as popular figure in the outdoor community. Photo courtesy of Brendan Leonard…



REEL ROCK 11 Draws Diverse Crowds and Fuels Students’ Cravings for Adventure

 

Early First Block, climbers were rushing to Worner with a gleam in their eyes—word had gotten out: tickets for Reel Rock 11 were now available.…



Family Weekend: A Fantastic Opportunity To Expose Visitors to Local Outdoors

 

Jillian Gibbs with her father, mother, and sister enjoying a local C. Springs hiking trail. Photo courtesy of Jillian GibbsPhotos…



Rory Cowie, ‘04 Alum, Details Impact of Gold King Mine Spill

 

Written by Haley Colgate In the latest installment of the State of the Rockies speech series, Colorado College alumnus Dr. Rory Cowie ’04 delivered an…



Bureau of Land Management Ruling Allows Colorado College Outdoor Department Access to Moab Whitewater

 

Some of Utah’s best beginner-friendly whitewater and towering canyon walls are now available to Colorado College students, thanks to the Outdoor Recreation Committee (ORC). The…



Outdoor Education: A Wealth of Knowledge as Well as Funds

 

From Block Break trips to weekend excursions, free time at CC—though incredibly rewarding and relieving—can quickly become a costly burden. For many students, this free…



Strides in Sustainability Raise Colorado College To Higher Ranking

 

Written by Carol Newton From Leave No Trace principles introduced during New Student Orientation trips, to the Worner Center’s recycling, trash, and compost options, Colorado…



Learning Through Exploration: The Ritt Kellogg Fund

 

Written by Mary Murphy The Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund (RKMF) was started in 1995 in honor of Ritt Kellogg, a Colorado College grad who tragically died…



Effortless Conquest: Navigating the Commercialization of Pikes Peak

 

Last Saturday, I skied Pikes Peak for the first time. A few years ago, I would have balked at that sentence; Pikes, the triumphant patriarch…



Lightning Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Staying Safe During Storm Season

 

Written by Michael Hasson As first-year Jesse Metzger strolled along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park last summer, his casual thru-hike quickly turned into…

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