I’m heading to Telluride, Colorado, tomorrow, but not to ski. This time I’m going ice climbing. Pam LeBlanc photo

Next up? Ice climbing.

I’m heading to Telluride, Colorado, tomorrow for a few days of adventuring. At the top of the agenda? Ice climbing.

I’ll also be snowmobiling and fat biking, but I’ve done both of those things. I’ve never scaled an icy waterfall wearing crampons and wielding an ice axe. (Actually, I’ve never scaled an icy waterfall, period, although I’ve watched people do it in Ouray, just down the road from Telluride.)


The last time I visited Telluride, I tried fat tire biking. I’m going to do it again. Chris LeBlanc photo

Telluride, by the way, ranks as “most scenic” in my list of favorite ski towns. It’s tucked in a box canyon, and no matter which way you look (up, for example), it’s gorgeous.

It’s also the setting for the book “Tomboy Bride,” a non-fiction, first-person account about what it’s like to live in a tiny mining community high above where the town now sits. I picked up that gem last time I trotted through town and loved it.

I’m shacking up at the Hotel Telluride during my stay. Any tips or suggestions on what not to miss this time?


One of my favorite things in Telluride is the Free Stuff box. Leave stuff you don’t need, take what you do. It makes the world go ’round. Chris LeBlanc photo


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