Head for the Huts

Head for the Huts

With the bulk of ski season in the rearview, first-round RIMBY Scholarship winner Nicole Jorgenson gathered up a solid crew and took to the mountains for one last Snow Season adventure in Colorado's San Juans. We caught up with Nicole on her return to ask her some questions about the...

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Hunting for Hot Springs

Hunting for Hot Springs

Snowshoes, check. Snow pants, check. Mountain Standard puffy and blanket, check. Thick wool socks, check. The three of us (me and my two adventure buddies, Bennett and Kat) piled into the 4-Runner and headed for Markleeville, CA—a little alpine hamlet just south of Lake Tahoe, population: 210. After a two...

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Sleepover on St. Mary's Glacier

Sleepover on St. Mary's Glacier

With finals just around the corner, my friends and I decided to take advantage of our last free weekend together. I suggested a backpacking trip to St. Mary’s Glacier, just North of Idaho Springs. It’s not a particularly difficult hike, and my friends and I have skied and hiked the...

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Search for the Yurt with Nicole Jorgenson

Search for the Yurt with Nicole Jorgenson

Field Agent: Nicole JorgensonTime Zone: MountainLocation: Pioneer Mountains – Hailey, IdahoActivity: Hut Trip – Backcountry SkiingSeason: Winter               6:00PM Friday:The last light of the sun is quickly disappearing. I’m starting to lose my ability to discern the contours of the rolling meadows through which...

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