By Danika Worthington
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Ryan Steves races in a luge-like course during the third annual Trick Ditch Banked Slalom competition Saturday, April 6, at Eldora Mountain. (Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver Post)
So, we meet again.
There’s a slight chance of snow after 3 p.m. today. Watch out for those icy roads and wind gusts. Friday is looking at a high near 44 degrees with a potential for snow and rain mixed in. It could snow again Saturday when there’s an expected high of 43 degrees.
But then … then comes Sunday with an expected high of 63 degrees. Bless up.
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Your Weekly 5️⃣
- Colorado’s bears are waking up. Here’s how to keep yourself – and them – safe (Denver Post)
- Ski and snowboard conditioning classes coming to Red Rocks in the fall
- Red Rocks by the numbers for workout fanatics
- PHOTOS: Trick Ditch Banked Slalom competition at Eldora Mountain
- Colorado man sentenced for stealing “Dukes of Hazzard” Sno-Cat (Denver Post)
Get Yourself Outdoors
Heather Balogh Rochfort soaks in the views after descending Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park in August 2017. (Provided by Will Rochfort)
National Park Week is coming up at the end of the month. (It includes a free day on April 20.) In honor of the week, outdoors writer Heather Balogh Rockfort created 48-hour itineraries for each of Colorado’s national parks. We’ll feature them here for the next couple of newsletters. To start us off, here’s an adventure that’ll get you away from the crowds at Rocky Mountain National Park.
🎶 Song to listen to as you wind your way through the Rocky Mountains: Enjoy Sharon Van Etten’s 2014 song “Every Time the Sun Comes Up.” Typically a dark singer, this particular song shows a humorous side to Van Etten. What’s wild is she recorded the song largely off the cuff at the end of a long day. Learn more about it from this interview she did with Drowned In Sound.
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Events coming up:
- Grab your pup and go for a 2-mile walk at the Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry on Saturday, May 4, in Wash Park. It costs $50 per person and $25 for kids 12 and under. Register here.
- REI is hosting an introduction to outdoor rock climbing class Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 21. The class costs $119 for members, $139 for non-members. Sign up here. REI is also hosting an introduction to mountain biking class Sunday, April 14, and Saturday, April 27. Classes are $109 for members, $129 for non-members. Sign up here.
- 10 Barrel’s Snow Beach is this Saturday, April 13, at Copper Mountain. You can grab a bus ride from the brewery that includes lunch, beer and swag. If you want a lift ticket, the package is $150. If you don’t need a lift ticket, it’s $50. Get tickets here.
- Winter Park is hosting its Wild West weekend on Saturday, April 13. There will be cornhole, line dancing and mechanical bull-riding. Learn more here.
Worth Your Time
Kelly Fairfield, 15, left, Sydney Van Der Zee, 15, both of Evergreen, do sprints up the stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on March 31 in Morrison. The two girls are training for cross country and the 300-meter hurdles respectively at Evergreen High School. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Red Rocks may be an iconic, world-renowned music venue by night. But by day, its majestic sandstone, weathered stairs and wooden benches become a free outdoor gym.
And could go on but instead I’m going to leave it with this quote:
“She said, ‘Bring the kids, we’ll use ’em as weights.’ I thought she was joking until we put them on our backs and stepped up.
Carmela Buschy, Arvada mom
Read the story here.
What’s Out There
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