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      Entries filed under 'Colorado'

        Video: Why We Volunteer

        fileHave you done any volunteer work this year? This video takes you out on a trail maintenance service project with REI members and the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Learn what drives these members to give their time to these projects and what makes it so rewarding.  VOC is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Visit for more information. REI is also passionate about ...

        Posted by KG_old on September 7, 2011 4:47 PM & Tagged Colorado, Volunteering, stewardship, trails and video | permalink | Comments

        Our Favorite Early-Season Fall Hikes

        fileSeptember has arrived, which means that spectacular fall color will be starting soon in some areas. To kick off the season, the REI Blog asked trail-loving REI staff in our northern and high-elevation stores to share some of their favorite early-season hiking trails. We'll run suggestions for other regions in later posts throughout the season. You can find more information on these hikes by clicking on the trip names or searching the thousands of trips displayed on REI Guidepost. Please chime ...

        Posted by Steve T on September 6, 2011 3:17 PM & Tagged Autumn, Colorado, Fall, Hiking, Massachusetts, Montana, alaska, backpacking and utah | permalink | Comments

        Meet the Man Behind 35 Years of New Climbing Routes

        fileTo a select few, the allure of a first ascent is more than an innate curiosity to explore new territory. Deep in an explorer's bones lies a purity of adventure. He or she must go forth and carve a new path to the top. The climbers who possess this trait/curse/gift pave the way for the rest of us. From the greats like Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard to the local legends in our own backyard, we humble craggers owe a debt of gratitude to these pioneers. Recently, I was fortunate enough to catch ...

        Posted by Dan Holz on July 13, 2011 1:46 PM & Tagged Climbing, Colorado, Devil's Head, Rock Climbing and Tod Anderson | permalink | Comments

        Photographer Chase Jarvis Aces REI Photo Shoots

        How does REI capture the ski and snowboard images that grace our stores, catalogs and website? We send crews off to fabulous locations like Telluride, Colorado, and make them hike, ski, snowboard and snowshoe in everything from 50-mph winds to bluebird sunny days. If you've ever wanted to take a peek behind the scenes at one of REI's photo shoots, you're in luck because one of our freelance photographers, Chase Jarvis, blogged a day-by-day account of our recent winter shoot. It's quite a saga, ...

        Posted by Steve T on April 6, 2011 10:41 PM & Tagged Colorado, Jason Sutherland, Photography, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Telluride, chase jarvis, mini helicopter and skiing | permalink | Comments

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