Articles written by: Carolyn Dean

Originally from Brandon, Vermont I am currently living outside of Boulder Colorado. My interests are in photography, writing, travel, climbing, biking, hiking, and all things outdoors. I love working with animals and working out, especially yoga. I recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a BA in Mass Communications- Photojournalism. I love meeting new people and traveling to new places. I love South American culture and have been to Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Argentina. I am hoping to continue to travel and explore Europe as my next adventure. Please check out my photography page at http://carolyndean.photoshelter.com/. Hope you enjoy my writing!

Acid Rain: Who’s the problem?
Environment

Acid Rain: Who’s the problem?

Have you ever wondered why limestone and marble begin to tarnish outdoors?  Have you ever wondered what happens to the amount of pollution that is released in our air? Have you ever wondered why Harvard University covers their statues every winter?  The answer is acid rain. Acid rain has been […]

Working Out at Altitude: A Primer
Environment

Working Out at Altitude: A Primer

If you’ve ever traveled to a place with a higher altitude than what you’re used to, you’ve likely  likely experienced shortness of breath or light-headedness or some variant of altitude sickness. This is because your body had to work harder to get oxygen to your cells, muscles and brain since […]

Climbing Multi-Pitches for Beginners
Environment

Climbing Multi-Pitches for Beginners

It’s a bright Saturday morning in Boulder Canyon and you’ve woken up early and gotten first dibs on your chosen route. You have picked a jaggy granite 100-foot crag with a slight overhang about half way to the anchor. It’s rated a 5.7 with a 5.8 crux that might test […]

Poisonous Plants- Get the Info
Mobilization and Events

Poisonous Plants- Get the Info

You’re hiking along the Appalachian Trail, one of your favorite pass times when you decide to stop for a picnic lunch.  As your setting up your things, a by passer stops to discuss the trail and begins to look worried.  You question his precarious look and while he assures you […]

Best Disc Golf Courses in Colorado
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Best Disc Golf Courses in Colorado

Disc Golf has been around since the 1960’s and majorly popularized itself throughout central and southern California.  Although it is no new game, for many Disc Golf or Frolf  (Frisbee Golf) has made a major come back and has begun to give an entire new generation a game and pastime […]

From Plastic to Sandstone
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From Plastic to Sandstone

By Carolyn Dean The reality of the rock Now is the time, your standing at the base of a sandstone crack line that swiftly curves up 200 feet to an anchor that is barley visible. The base of the route is situated on a 75-degree angle that has left you […]