Casey Flynn

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Elevation Outdoors Magazine
Hot Rocks

Oil shale development will muck up recreation in the West.

Elevation Outdoors Online
Climbing Over Cancer

First Descents takes young adult cancer fighters and survivors to Estes Park, Colorado for five days of rock climbing and personal growth.

Elevation Outdoors Online
Descent Vs. Electrocution

Lightning ripped out of the sky above Longs Peak. Thunder rumbled off the walls of the high cirque. There were many signs during the day that the weather would turn. What pushes us to ignore nature’s obvious signals?

Mountain Magazine Online
Climbing Report: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Classic alpine climbs await on Spearhead's 900-foot northeast face. The clean granite is split with cracks, flakes and imposing roofs and our eyes are on The Barb, a 5.10 gem.

Elevation Outdoors Online
Empowering Girls Across the World

An interview with Erin Guttenplan, founder of Denver-based non-profit Edge of Seven. Their mission is to empower girls in developing regions of the world and help lift communities out of poverty.

Elevation Outdoors Online
Restoring Hayman

A decade ago, Colorado’s largest wildfire raged across the Front Range. On June 8, the Hayman Restoration Project commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the Hayman Fire and celebrated the efforts of the project thus far.
The Land of Sacred Dancing Waters

Turqoise lakes and licking clouds. Waterfalls running like silk threads down glaciated valley walls. Glacier National Park displays its magic in the sacred dance of its waters.

Elevation Outdoors Online
Clipless in the Clouds

Spring time in Glacier National park means few people and car-free tarmac. Take your two wheels to the road and pedal into the clouds.

Elevation Outdoors Online
Into the Alpine

Colorado's slim winter snowfall isn't all bad news. Rock climbers can rejoice! Less snow and ice means an earlier start to the alpine season. Here are four alpine rock climbs to get you high.

Skiing Magazine
Mysticism vs. Meteorology - Do Pray-for-Snow Rituals Work?

How do snow dances and ritual chanting stack up against weather models and long-range forecasts? Who is a powder junky to trust? In this article I utilize my background in mountain climate and snow science to deliver a prediction skiers can trust.

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