All posts by Ryan Burke

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  • FEATURE: Beast of Burden

    How our evolutionary makeup magnetizes us to the national political circus. Hunched over her smartphone, Chrissy Koriakin shakes her head in disbelief as she reads a tweet from President Donald Trump. Today, she broke her “media diet”...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • FEATURE: The Digital Dating Game

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Can we hurry this dinner along? I have another date in an hour.    JACKSON HOLE, WY – Nailed it, the perfect text: A firm request with a timeframe and a reference to her...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • FEATURE: On the Edge

    How healthy is Jackson Hole’s addiction to the ‘extreme’? JACKSON HOLE, WY – As the boardwalk creaks under the strain of footsteps, it appears to be a normal Saturday night in Jackson. Below the neon sign of...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • GET OUT: Hunger Games in Snowshoe Canyon

    When a quest for survival ensues in the Tetons, two players forge ahead. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Somewhere deep inside of us, we perhaps all  have the desire to know how we might fare in a bare-knuckle...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • FEATURE: That Was Good… For A Girl

    How micro-inequities in a mountain town affect both sexes. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As they finish their climb, Jeff places the belay device on his harness and Nate begins to coil the rope. “Man you crushed that...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • GET OUT: Poor Man’s Spa Retreat

    Two days on the river to rejuvenate weary minds and bodies without draining wallets. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If the traffic on town square has your anger button constantly illuminated or if your courtesy smile for tourists...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • GET OUT: Wind Whetting Appetite

    The recipe for conquering Wyoming’s highest peak. Adventure ingredients 50 miles of snow and summits A dash of rain and a touch of wet slab avalanches Five healthy portions of waist deep river crossings Heap loads of...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • GET OUT: Himalayan Heart

    A small country and its people offer a host of valuable lessons for foreign travelers. Jackson Hole, WY – Some vacations in the off-season offer much needed rest; others will connect you with family and friends. Sometimes,...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • GET OUT: Silencing the Storm

    How meditation can make you a better mountain athlete. Jackson, WY – Good athletes take care of their physical body, but great athletes sharpen their minds as well. For many, the off-season provides an opportunity to rest...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • FEATURE: The Death of Superman

    When adventure athletes become human. Jackson, WY – It’s 4 p.m. in La Grave, France, and four skiers are picking their way above a 600 hundred-foot rock band as they exit the Couloir de Polichinelle. The first...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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