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Category Archives: Mountain Towns

Mountain Towns Still Don’t Know How to Talk About Racism

As a Black woman with a complicated upbringing, the mountains of northwest Wyoming weren’t an obvious place for me to find a home. My childhood was a short-lived one—I moved roughly 13 times before I was 13, and what I experienced during those years is an example of the disproportionate rates of abuse and risk […]

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The Best Long Weekend Summer Getaways

To pack a ton of action, good grub, and comfy base camps into three blissful days, we tracked down the ultimate 72-hour itineraries in emerging adventure destinations across the country. Here’s to an awesome summer. The post The Best Long Weekend Summer Getaways appeared first on Outside Online.

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The Ultimate Road-Trip Guide to Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway

There are a few theories as to how Colorado’s so-called Million Dollar Highway—the 25-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 550 that connects the high-elevation towns of Silverton and Ouray—got its name. According to an old mining legend, the gravel required to build the narrow mountain roadway contained $1 million worth of gold and silver ore. Or […]

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