Take advantage of the beautiful Steamboat scenery and take the kids on an easy path to a beautiful waterfall. Pay the 5-dollar parking fee, then stroll along the short, paved, and wheel chair-accessible path to the first waterfall overlook. The path is slightly uphill, but is very doable for smaller children. During the winter, if you’re lucky, you might catch some ice climbers ascending the frozen waterfall. For a bit of a longer hike with the teenagers, keep going up the rocky path (about five miles) to a second waterfall. The longer hike is well worth the effort and time. Don’t forget your camera because the scenery is breathtaking and there are tons of wild animals scurrying around.
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What it’s like to be a visually impaired Paralympic ski racer.
By the time I buckle my boots, the people wearing Hefty bags are already skiing. They are having an awesome time.
In the wide-open spaces of Montana, a busy day is a chance to catch your breath and the local gossip.
Here’s the thing about those icy, flat slopes: They absolutely make you a better skier.
Pack the car the night before, wake at a ridiculous hour, layer long underwear under track pants, then pull away from the world of rustling palm fronds, bougainvillea, and ...
Every week I limped my freshly ripped muscle fibers off the Eskimo Ski Club bus, then sometimes went straight to bed without dinner.
I thought I won it for being fast, a misconception my father did not dispute even though it would cost him thousands in race gear and entry fees over the next decade.
It was one of those unpredictable memory-making experiences that consistently happen when you’re a ski family.
It’s a wonder we didn’t end up with serious injuries to our wool-hat-clad heads.