Fresh Air Fort Collins
Cascade Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole
Gear Reviews

Tested: Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles

By On May 22, 2015

This is a tale of why you never say never. Or judge people for the gear they use, because one day you could find yourself using the very same thing and loving… Read More

Coyote Ridge Hogbacks
city of fort collins natural areas

Explore: Coyote Ridge Natural Area

By On May 5, 2015

A photo posted by Kristin Mastre (@freshairfortcollins) on Apr 10, 2015 at 9:44pm PDT   Fort Collins has a lot going for it in the way of outdoor recreation. Not only do… Read More

Orivs 101
Fly Fishing

Learn: Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Class

By On April 28, 2015

“Here. This is how you tie the fly onto the tippet. Be sure to lick your knots! Always lick your knots. Cast at 10 and 2 and don’t use your wrist. Make… Read More

Wild Flowers Part 1
city of fort collins natural areas

Explore: Wildflower Viewing in Northern Colorado – Part 1

By On April 23, 2015

Colorado wildflower viewing is one of the most beautiful aspects of trail time in the Rocky Mountains. Chances are when you see a Colorado postcard, it’s going to feature a photo of… Read More

Worst Hikes
Deep Thoughts

Rant: Worst Hikes In Fort Collins

By On April 16, 2015

It’s that time of the year again when outdoor writers push out their “Best Hikes” lists for publication. More and more people are starting to hit the trails on the weekend with… Read More

Gear Reviews

Tested: Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

By On April 14, 2015

Since taking on Fresh Air Fort Collins eight months ago, I’ve amassed more outdoor gear than ever before. I was never a gear junkie…until we started prepping for our elk hunt last… Read More

Guest Posts

Calling Your Bluff: A Grassland Day Trip Adventure

By On March 31, 2015

Although Sam and I love the mountains of Colorado, we were craving a change of pace last Saturday. I like big buttes, and I cannot lie. So we decided to drive the… Read More

Gould Loop at Sunset
Cameron Pass, CO

Snowshoe: Gould Loop

By On March 27, 2015

One thing that I’ve been trying to focus on is being in the moment. I used to hate this phrase. It seemed like some new age ideology, which I stubbornly try to… Read More


Interview: Ecopsychology with Dr. Carl Nassar

By On March 13, 2015

We all enjoy the mountains for a variety of different reasons, but it seems that outdoor adventurists share a common trait – we see the outdoors as sanctuary. We’re out there to… Read More

Weekend Adventure Report

Weekend Adventure Report

By On March 9, 2015

I sat on a twisted fallen tree, resting my pack near the upturned roots. I had taken my time on a leisurely snowshoe up to Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park,… Read More