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Twelve-Year-Old Megan Mascarenas Wins Buena Vista Bouldering Competition

by September 13, 2010 » Add more comments.
Buena Vista Bouldering Competition-5

Buena Vista’s first annual American Bouldering Series event took place Saturday and was a great success, with 27 competitors turning out to compete, 60% of which were kids. Families from the Vail valley to the front range and as far away as Santa Fe came to Buena Vista, many of them to enjoy the novelty [...] Read more »

Disc Golf Course Opens in Buena Vista River Park

by September 7, 2010 » Add more comments.
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Having invested heavily in the town of Buena Vista’s river park, it makes us really happy to see a project like the Buena Vista Disc Golf Course become a reality. Yesterday was the official ribbon cutting, and the course’s first 9 holes are now open for free public use! Another 9 holes are planned. South [...] Read more »

American Bouldering Series Comes to BV!

by August 27, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Nearly 2 years ago, the Town of Buena Vista was awarded its second Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant, which helped to fund construction of the three public rock climbing boulders in and around South Main. On September 11th, our boulders will host the first and only outdoor stop on the American Bouldering Series (ABS) competition circuit. Competitive rock climbers will come to Buena Vista to earn points in an effort to qualify for national level competitions like the National Championships and World Cup.

Jed Puts up New BV Climb: Franklin’s Tower

by August 24, 2010 » Add the first comment.
Hanging on the Hook for Bolt 2

This past weekend I put up my first climb, which I named Franklin’s Tower (after a song from my favorite band the Grateful Dead). It is a fun and varied mixed climb* just north of town on Poncho’s Vista. For better or worse I was committed to putting up my first climb on lead so [...] Read more »

The Lone Chanterelle or How to Get Skunked Mushroom Foraging

by August 19, 2010 » Add more comments.

“That’s a great sign- a gigantic puddle” Scott said as he parked his 4Runner. We stepped out, grabbed his woven foraging basket (preferable to a bag because it spreads the spores of gathered mushrooms) and immediately stumbled upon several clusters of “Shaggy Mane” mushrooms busting through moist dirt beside the forest road. Our spirits were high at having found a flush of edible mushrooms so early in our hunt… if only we had known how ironic this immediate find would become.

South Main Is Base Camp for Leadville 100 Athletes

by August 17, 2010 » Add the first comment.
Photo: Glen Delman via Lifetime Fitness Leadville Trail 100 on Facebook

The Leadville Trail 100, “the nation’s highest-altitude endurance test,” has become an internationally acclaimed event, made particularly famous by the participation of Lance Armstrong in recent years (although not this year due to injuries). The mountain bike race took place this past weekend and drew over 1,500 participants, including a number of wonderful families [...] Read more »

Video: Whitewater Park’s New LoDo Wave Still Epic at Low Water

by July 28, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Buena Vista CO June 10-7

Thanks to the Abdelnours of The Clocktower Flat and Foresight Multimedia for producing this great little video of the LoDo Wave at low water. Here’s a write-up I did on the wave for Colorado Kayak Supply: The “LoDo Wave,” short for “Lower Downtown,” is located at the South Main Town Square and is [...] Read more »

Who Will Be Crowned King and Queen of the Wave?

by July 21, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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We’re gearing up for another big summer weekend here in BV. The Collegiate Peaks Music Festival starts this Friday and runs through Saturday night. On Sunday, we’ve got a fun kayaking event to keep things rocking. Here’s the beta: Colorado Kayak Supply presents King and Queen of the Wave 2010, a fun and friendly event [...] Read more »

Dustin Urban Earns Spot on US Freestyle Kayak Team

by July 5, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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South Main’s Dustin Urban earned a spot on the US Freestyle Kayak Team on Friday and will represent the US at the World Championships in June 2011 in Plattling, Germany. Dustin placed 3rd in the event and is joined on the US Men’s Team by Stephen Wright, Eric Jackson, Clay Wright and Bryan Kirk. 16-year-old [...] Read more »

Lost Lake: A Moderate Alpine Hike

by June 28, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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The hike to Lost Lake is a scenic, accessible, easy to moderate hike to a pristine alpine lake just south of Cottonwood Pass. It’s around a half-hour drive west from downtown Buena Vista, CO to the trailhead. The hike to the lake is a half hour one way and is a great outing for families.