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Meet Pat Noonan

Meet Pat Noonan

Meet Pat Noonan-

An ultra marathon runner from Brooklyn that decided to live in his tent at 11,300 ft., in an area called Alta Lakes, about 6 miles south of Telluride.

 His goal this summer is ultra marathon nirvana. For people like you and me who can barely even imagine a one-mile jog, ultra marathon nirvana is basically when you run gazillion miles without breaking a sweat.

 Pat runs 100 miles a week! Rest days call for an easy 10-mile jog up and down a peak or two. Push days call for a 10-HOUR run up and down several peaks.  

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Those Who Roam

Those Who Roam

If you google “woman travelling solo,” you will find some interesting results. The majority of articles you’ll come across offer advice on safety while travelling solo.

Women have to take far more precautions when traveling alone than their male counterparts. This is yet another reason to work towards equality and empowerment for women.

Can you imagine our daughters and their granddaughters travelling the world alone without fear? Able to follow any path to any place their hearts desire without extra caution or companions? And to find, in all their adventures, women who are also free and empowered to support themselves...


Love the way rain looks in the mountains...

Love the way rain looks in the mountains...

When I used to live in NYC, I hated rain with a passion.  You couldn't hail a cab to save your life. You almost always forgot your umbrella just so that you would have to dish out another $20+ for a new one just to forget it again. And best of all, the subways, that you would inevitably have to succumb to, would be filled with gigantic rats and a truly one-of-a-kind, detrital fragrance.  

Rain in Telluride is a COMPLETELY different story.  The rain out here is always welcomed. It brings out earth's most nutritiously decadent scent.  The rivers...