Crested Butte Trails: Whetstone Vista To Upper Loop

Summer is finally here and after a big winter, we're all anxious to hit the hiking trails. It's that time of year when we all like to take in the mountain and valley views, fresh mountain air, budding trees and summer wildflowers. If you're headed to the north end of the valley, be sure to check out one of our favorite, the Whetstone Vista to Upper Loop. With expansive views of Whetstone Mountain and the southern valley, this is a perfect day hike or family outing. While the trail is relatively short at only 2.7 miles round trip, it would be considered a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 436 feet. You will want to give yourself 1.5 - 2 hours to complete your hike. The Whetstone Vista t

The Gunnison River Whitewater Park

The Gunnison Valley is a favorite destination for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers both local and from afar. A favorite summer destination for locals, the Gunnison River Whitewater Park is located just a mile or so from downtown Gunnison, Colorado, off of Highway 50 where it meets County Road 38. The Gunnison River Whitewater Park is easy to get to either by car, bike or even on foot and access is free. Open from sunrise to 10:00 pm, there is plenty of parking located at the entrance, or you can float there from other up-river locations. Built for canoeing, kayaking and rafting, it's not uncommon to also see people surfing the waves created by the strategically placed rocks and boulders

What If All I Want Is A Mediocre Life?

What If All I Want Is A Mediocre Life? The world is a harsh, noisy, busy place where everyone is telling you to work harder, longer and faster in order to get ahead. That we need to continuously be striving for more and more, that we need to make our life count. We are told that we need to sacrifice our sleep, our families and sometimes even our health in order to make something of ourselves and to make our life count. But what if living a simpler, quieter life is ok with me? What if I'm ok not making a name for myself in the business world? What if I am not ok with spending late nights at the office? What if I just find the "Rat Race" to be draining? Draining of joy, draining of energy, dra

A New Support Group For The Gunnison Valley

The Gunnison Valley is overflowing with activities, clubs and organizations for its adventure seekers. What the Gunnison Valley is lacking however is support groups. The Mental Health needs of those living in the Gunnison Valley need to be addressed. We’re excited to see that one young mother has decided to share her passion for helping others by starting a support group for mothers facing Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and OCD. Laura Sutton-Williams has lived in the Gunnison Valley off and on for the past 18 years, graduating from Western State Colorado University in 2004 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. Laura has always loved helping those in need, especially children an

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