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How I Prepared for a 50-Mile Race

How I Prepared for a 50-Mile Race

by Liz Blair
Two weekends ago, I ran the San Juan Solstice 50-miler in Lake City, CO. It was my first time running 50-miles and with 12k+ feet of vertical gain. I knew there were going to be a lot unknowns: the biggest was wondering whether or not my body would m…
Is this land made for you and me?

Is this land made for you and me?

by Margaret Hedderman
Sandstone colored lizards zip along the slickrock where they’ve been sunning themselves. We’ve startled them from their reverie. The sky is a stern blue, so intense it burns to look upon. Ravens flap overhead, their croaks and chortles echoing down t…
Writing Contest: Alaskan Family Adventures

Writing Contest: Alaskan Family Adventures

by Samantha & AJ Simmons
This past winter we hosted our first annual Youth Short Story & Essay Contest for writers 18-years-old and younger. We'll be posting the winning essays and short stories here on Crow Tales for the next few weeks. Our next story is by Samantha (12) an…
Trip Report: Climbing in Zion National Park

Trip Report: Climbing in Zion National Park

by Aidan Multhauf
Zion National Park is one of the most beautiful plots of land in the country, yet many climbers drive right past it on their road trips. Many climbers may shy away from this destination because of crowds, grades and the style of climbing, but those c…
​How to Start Running and Stay Running

​How to Start Running and Stay Running

by Liz Blair
If you’re looking for motivation to start running, keep looking. I’ve run long enough to know that you’re not going to convince anyone to start running - they have to decide for themselves. This blog is designed to help you get started running, once…