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Kaiti Kinshella

Kaiti Kinshella is a Spanish teacher and freelance writer who lives, works, and plays in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She loves to spend her free time backcountry skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and watching Game of Thrones. Her guilty pleasure is food writing, because for her there is nothing more enjoyable than a delectable meal.

The 6 Best Hikes In Zion National Park You Absolutely Must Do

Zion stands among the titans of National Parks, holding its own alongside giants like Yosemite, Arches, and Yellowstone. It is no surprise that Utah’s first national park is able to capture the fandom that it has – with over 4 million visitors each year.  Zion contains beautiful contrasts: red canyon walls painted with iron, to …

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The 10 Best Hiking Trails Near Colorado Springs For Families and Beginners

Colorado Springs has a multitude of hiking trails that are easily available to everyone. This place is truly family friendly because of the fast accessibility, the multiplicity of options within the trail networks, and the well established trail systems. From Garden of the Gods to Pikes Peak, there are so many trails that are easy …

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Is Steamboat Springs Good for Beginners?

Resorts like Jackson Hole and Taos have recently begun changing their marketing to be more “approachable” mountains, with newly remodeled beginner areas and re-vamped ski school programs. However, there are some resorts that were just born to be beginner friendly – they don’t even have to try. Steamboat Springs happily counts itself among that list. …

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Best Trail Running Shoes for Hiking: Our Top 10 Picks

It is no secret: many people have converted to using trail running shoes as opposed to hiking boots. Why? The reasoning is simple: hiking boots are tight, painful, heavy, and stuffy. And, let’s get real here, breaking them in does not necessarily help.  How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, you have excruciating, …

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THE 7 BEST Summer Outdoor Activities in Steamboat Springs

When I first moved to Steamboat Springs, I was itching to get skiing and experience that “Champagne Powder”. When April came around, I went on my last back country ski tour and looked out at the view with nostalgia, thinking that I would surely miss the snow when it was gone. Then, for the first …

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