It’s not often you get to return to a place so promptly, but as luck has it the schedule calls for another trip out west to the Mile High City. I will fly out on Friday and spend a few days in Denver before moving over to Boulder later next week.
Last time, I stayed in one of the more interesting rooms in recent memory at a bed and breakfast, hiked the infamous Red Rocks concert venue, and found a pleasant speakeasy to cap off the trip with some cocktails. The outdoors will be the focus this time around, specifically an introduction to rock climbing. I’ll cover the trip on the blog, but I’ll also be writing a newspaper feature about my climbing experience.
The feature will be routed to five Midwest daily newspapers (all part of Small Newspaper Group) for a combined print circulation of 149,604: The Daily Journal, Kankakee, IL, Moline Dispatch, Moline, IL, Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, IL, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, MN, Ottawa Times, Ottawa, IL.
This will be my first travel piece for a newspaper, and the first time I’ve freelanced for one since I stepped back from news coverage a little over a year ago.
I’ll be staying and climbing near Chautauqua Park. Here’s a photo I took on a hike when I made a day trip from Denver back in early April: