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How to prepare for backcountry outings

Filed in Expert Articles, General Information by on November 9, 2013
How to prepare for backcountry outings

Tom Wiesen When organizing for a backcountry outing, I try to follow a simple axiom, “Don’t just prepare for the day, prepare for an emergency.” Now this doesn’t mean you need to carry a giant pack, however it does mean that you need to prepare by taking along several key items to ensure that you […]

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Get out and enjoy the winter

Filed in Expert Articles, General Information by on November 9, 2013
Get out and enjoy the winter

Tom Wiesen When it comes to outdoor pursuits, you have to commit to getting outside. The couch will try to suck you in, the fire will beg your company, but you must resist the temptation of inaction. If you get out and play, winter will prove to be a delightful season of outdoor recreation. Why […]

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Get a Guide and Go

Filed in Expert Articles, General Information by on November 9, 2013
Get a Guide and Go

Tom Wiesen Many of us want to learn more about nature and go farther into the backcountry. However, we are always limited by our own current skill set. Finding someone to teach us new skills and instill confidence is key to elevating our personal understanding and gaining expertise about this vast and complex landscape that […]

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Ponder geology as you tour the Vail Valley

Filed in Expert Articles, General Information by on November 9, 2013
Ponder geology as you tour the Vail Valley

Tom Wiesen While taking a wilderness stroll or relaxing on a scenic drive, it’s easy to wonder, “What created this beautiful mountain landscape?” The Rocky Mountains as we know them are not all that ancient, only about 70 million years old. Much of the mountain building in this area was the result of violent earthquakes that […]

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Food chains link us to nature

Filed in Expert Articles, General Information by on November 9, 2013
Food chains link us to nature

Tom Wiesen Us humans like to think we’re at the top of the food chain. It’s good to be at the top, right? However, in the animal kingdom, survival of the top is dependent on survival at the bottom. How far-reaching does this food web extend? And are us humans really part of nature? The sun is the starting point […]

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Find Clues and Predict the Weather

Filed in Expert Articles, General Information by on November 9, 2013
Find Clues and Predict the Weather

Tom Wiesen Our local weather often comes in alternate cycles of wet and dry. Sometimes we look up into the deep blue sky and see nothing but blue. Other times, unique and interesting clouds appear and indicate that the weather might change. When it is bone dry outside with absolutely no humidity, a spectacular sun […]

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Spring Skiing

Filed in Blog by on March 31, 2012
Spring Skiing

Field Director, Donny Shefchik Spring Time: Lately, my thoughts have begun to drift to summer activities, Iʼve caught myself looking at my bicycle or fly rod thinking about those things I do when the ski season is over. But mostly I have focused on the weeks ahead of me that can provide excellent spring skiing. Areas that I […]

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Sylvan Lake to Aspen

Filed in Blog by on March 30, 2012
Sylvan Lake to Aspen

Paragon Guides had a great trip from Sylvan Lake to Aspen with the Knapps from England. The snow on the first day made all the difference, amazing what 5-6 inches can do for the skiing.  Although, we had miles to cover, we found time for some skiing.  Valerie even said to me, “That was my […]

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2 Backcountry Ski Club Tours Remain

Filed in Blog by on March 29, 2012
2 Backcountry Ski Club Tours Remain

Paragon’s Backcountry Ski Club We’ve had a great winter with a solid group of ‘regular’ skiers and many new faces that have fast become friends. Just 2 Club tours remain for this year: March 31 – Women’s Club Tour April 7th – Corn Snow and end of season party.

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Scheduled trips for Summer 2012 and Winter 2012-13

Filed in Blog by on March 29, 2012
Scheduled trips for Summer 2012 and Winter 2012-13

Just added!  Scheduled trips for Summer 2012 and Winter 2012-13 Click Here to view schedules Custom trips are being booked for both seasons right now also. Call for more info.

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