BACKYARD ADVENTURES: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

BACKYARD ADVENTURES: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Impressive, black, craggy canyon walls loom overhead; the gentle roar of blue-green water over rocks and rapids fills the air. Hundreds of birds dive and dance through the sky as sun pierces through grey homogeneous clouds. The scene unfolding in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is surreal as we crane our necks to take in the abounding views.

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TRIP REPORT: Chasing snow in British Columbia with the WSCU freeride team

TRIP REPORT: Chasing snow in British Columbia with the WSCU freeride team

Skis and bags are stuffed frantically in the back of a black rental SUV in the parking lot of Western’s Mountaineer Fieldhouse as the sun sets Thursday, January 5th; two days after the big mountain team’s planned departure for freeride world qualifiers in Revelstoke, British Columbia. With over a foot of new snow at their home mountain of Crested Butte, however, who could blame them for the late start?

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