7 essential tips for hiking in Colorado

first_imgOne of the perks of living in Boulder is its close proximity to some of the best spots for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. If you’re planning a hike at one of the nearby areas, it’s important to be prepared in advance. Many visit the outdoors for peace and solitude so remember to be courteous and respectful.Here are some tips to help you have a safe and successful hike this summer.Ease into itOpt for a trail that matches your fitness level, so you can familiarize yourself with the area and terrain first. We recommend Lion’s Lair Trail for those who are new to hiking. If you have more hiking experience, we recommend checking out AllTrails for additional hiking options. While Colorado is best known for its 14ers and breathtaking backcountry, it’s important to start easy and work your way up more difficult hikes. It’s also important to check information and regulations before heading out. For information about the Boulder area, you can download the Trails App and visiting OSMP.org or boco.org/trails.Bring plenty of water and snacksIt’s important to stay hydrated during physical activities, especially at high altitude. This is because elevation can cause you to become dehydrated more quickly. Be sure to fill up your water bottles or Camelbacks before heading out. Here is a good rule of thumb to follow: Drink at least one liter (32 oz.) of water every two hours while hiking. Keep in mind that you may need more on hot days. If you’re bringing a dog with you on the trail, be sure to pack extra water for them as well!In addition to staying hydrated, it’s a good idea to pack some snacks for the trail. Consider snacks that have a mix of protein and carbohydrates to help keep your energy up for the duration of the hike. This includes things like peanut butter crackers, jerky, trail mix and fruit snacks. You’ll thank us later.Leave no traceStay on the designated trail and pick up all trash and dog waste. Summer and fall in Colorado are high-risk times for wildfires. Pay close attention to fire restrictions and bans (including bans on smoking cigarettes and marijuana) which are in place in the Boulder area and throughout the state. Be sure to follow all rules and regulations which are critical in protecting visitors, wildlife and our beautiful parks and trails.  Use sunscreenDid you know that you’re more likely to get sunburnt at higher elevations? That’s because there is less atmosphere to protect you against the UV rays. Remember to wear sunscreen whenever you go on a hike, even short ones. We recommend using an SPF 30+ and reapplying every 1-2 hours. Hats and sunglasses can provide additional protection from the sun.Dress for successColorado weather can change in an instant, so it’s important to be prepared for inclement weather. Be sure to check the forecast and start early in the day. We recommend dressing in layers, so you can cool down when it’s hot and bundle up in case of unexpected showers. Synthetic options are best, as it doesn’t hold moisture as much as cotton clothing. Pack a rain jacket for unexpected rain and always bring a first aid kit in case of injuries (blisters, twisted ankle, etc.). It’s also important to wear appropriate shoes that fit you properly, provide adequate support and have tread for good traction on the trails.Use the buddy systemIf you’re going out on a hike, take a friend (or a few)! Accidents are more common than you may think, so it’s good to have someone around to call for help or provide assistance, especially on less frequented trails. Bringing a first aid kit can also help in case of an accident. If you do decide to go it alone, tell someone where you’re going and how long you expect to be out. Have a plan in place in case they don’t hear from you. That way if something does happen, that person will be able to send for help.ResourcesNew to hiking? Check out opportunities through the Outdoor Program below to get involved and learn about the outdoors. The City of Boulder and Boulder County also have a number of opportunities to get involved including educational nature programs and volunteer opportunities.Adventure Planning Center The Adventure Planning Center (APC) has resources and staff available to help you plan your next big trip. Whether you’re interested in hiking, rafting, climbing, backpacking or camping, the APC is a great place to get started. They can provide great recommendations and help you prepare for your trip. Stop by the first floor of the Rec Center near the Outdoor Program office to get started. Wilderness Medicine Attend a Wilderness First Responder class to receive a certification that provides you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote settings. This course is handy for those who may be hiking, climbing, camping or backpacking in remote or backcountry areas.More Health & Wellness Articles Outdoor Equipment Rentals The Outdoor Program provides equipment rentals for a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, climbing, water sports and more. Students with a valid Buff OneCard can rent equipment. Rates and rental periods are available online.last_img read more

State Provides Los Alamos Retired And Senior Organization 400+ Free Boxes Of Food For Seniors; Disabled Residents

first_imgNew Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department has provided the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization with more than 400 free food boxes for seniors over 60 or those with disabilities. You do not need to be a member or live in Los Alamos. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and birthday, and a staff member will load your box into the vehicle. Call 505.662.8920 to arrange a pick, and free delivery is available in Los Alamos and White Rock. Visit www.losalamosseniorcenter.com to learn more about the free membership and services available. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSOlast_img read more

Retail agency team of the year: Jones Lang LaSalle

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Lilama signs with Mammoet

first_imgLilama, established in 2000, is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor that develops industrial projects, such as thermal and combined-cycle power plants. Mammoet has signed the MoU to work with Lilama on upcoming projects. This collaboration includes Mammoet’s early involvement in project planning and engineering. While Lilama already has a fleet of cranes and transport equipment, the MoU will provide access to Mammoet’s global fleet of cranes and specialised equipment, expanding the range of solutions available in Vietnam. The MoU was signed by Hoang Minh Khoi (Lilama Corporation) and ChongKook Cho (Mammoet) in Hanoi, Vietnam.www.lilama.com.vn  www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

Eastern Illinois rallies to beat SE Missouri 73-65

first_imgCHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Olivier scored 20 points to lead Eastern Illinois in a come-from-behind 73-65 victory over Southeast Missouri on Sunday night.Eastern Illinois (16-12, 9-6 Ohio Valley) moves to third place in the West Division, and fourth place overall in the conference. Southeast Missouri (12-16, 6-9) has lost three straight and dropped to fifth in the West.Southeast Missouri had a nine-point lead at the break, and was up 62-56 with 7:47 left. Eastern Illinois then switched to a 2-3 zone defense, and closed on a 17-3 run to cap its comeback.Olivier was 7 of 11 from the floor. Trae Anderson scored 17 points, Cornell Johnston had 12 and Reggie Smith chipped in 10 for the Panthers, who shot 50 percent from the field, 44 percent from long range.Jarekious Bradley scored 18 points to lead four in double figures for Southeast Missouri.last_img read more

Evander Holyfield dares Mike Tyson to challenge him to fight despite ex-heavyweight kings having combined age of 110

first_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 EVANDER HOLYFIELD has dared old rival Mike Tyson to challenge him to a third fight in the name of charity.The 57-year-old faced Tyson twice in the 1990s, winning both fights.Holyfield twice defeated Tyson in the 1990sTheir 1996 bout ended with a technical knockout in the 11th round, while the rematch a year later ended in controversy when Tyson, now 53, stunned the world by biting off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear.“The Warrior” announced on Wednesday that he will be making a comeback to take part in exhibition charity boxing matches, just like old foe Tyson.And the four-time heavyweight champion has prompted nostalgia by admitting that he is ready for a third fight with his old rival, despite their combined age of 110.I wouldn’t ask him [Tyson] does he want to do it, he would have to ask me, because it’s just like being a bully, you beat the guy twice and you know that you can.Evander HolyfieldWhen quizzed about the subject, he told Manouk Akopyan:”I’m thinking just take one fight at a time.“If it comes about, as long as it works for both of us.“The thing is, I look at it like, I wouldn’t ask him [Tyson] does he want to do it, he would have to ask me, because it’s just like being a bully, you beat the guy twice and you know that you can.“If it’s a charity thing it’ll be more of this is what he wants to do.”During his fabled career Tyson was known as one of the most fearsome competitors in sport, but Holyfield believes that he has mellowed since exiting the ring for the final time as a pro in 2005.He continued: “I think the marijuana kinda helped him, he’s not as aggressive as he used to be, me and him have conversations and we’ll never get into how it used to be, it’s just accepting people for who they are.”Despite being four years Tyson’s senior, Holyfield believes that he still knows how to beat the “Baddest Man on the Planet”.Tyson could get a shot at finally defeating his old foeCredit: Getty – ContributorHe said: “I’m four years older than Mike, I know that he is very quick, but I’m quick too. “But I realise I can’t wait on him, because I know if I wait on him he may get me.“The art of the game is, if I was going to do anything with anybody, we’re going to talk about this because my whole thing is I don’t look at this like it’s going to be a one handed fight, this is a charity event and we’ll get the decision.“We’re doing this, raising money for a charity and then they pay us so we have something for ourselves, but the thing is, you know what you’re doing it for.“Because if it wasn’t for a charity – I wouldn’t do it.”Holyfield also elaborated on who else he’d be willing to fight: “I wouldn’t do Larry Holmes, I wouldn’t do George Foreman, I wouldn’t do none of them, my whole thing is, I would do it with people who I trust, like Riddick Bowe.“People I could trust, I’m into working with people that trust, because if you hit me hard I’ll hit you back hard.“I can fight and I know I’m in better shape than them, if I weren’t in shape at all, I wouldn’t go in there with nobody.”As well as Tyson, Holyfield would also consider a charity trilogy bout with another old foe in the shape of Lennox Lewis.He said: “Yeah, I would spar with Lennox, my whole thing is that, I don’t have no problem.“I wouldn’t go with a Deontay [Wilder], I wouldn’t go with none of the young guys, because I realise their reflexes are faster than mine.“They’re just a little too quick. I like to have the hand speed, that means I can pop him and move about my business.”Holyfield believes he still has what it takes to beat TysonCredit: AFPHolyfield is one of a number of potential contenders that have emerged since Tyson revealed his comeback plans, including Sonny Bill Williams, David Haye and even John Fury.Tyson wowed fans with his speed in a training video posted to Instagram.He captioned the vid: “#stillthebaddestmanontheplanet”.Tyson Fury’s dad John, 55, claims he’s willing to DIE against Mike Tyson as he calls 53-year-old legend out for fight 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more