Slowing down in a hard-charging ski town

Katie Klingsporn

I wrote an essay about my experience of being diagnoses with MS and having to slow down in the hard-charging mountain town of Telluride for DGO magazine and Adventure Journal. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten as much feedback on anything I wrote as I did on this one; the story seemed to really resonate with readers, whether they’d experienced illness or not. Here is the beginning with a link to the full story:

The culture of a mountain town often mirrors the scenery. Just as the mountains are steep, ambitious, and exacting, so, too, are the denizens’ expectations for work and play. The standard for a productive day normally goes something like this: Work your butt off, get outside to do something epically rad, and finish the day with a beer in hand.

The culture runs strong in southwestern Colorado, where the ski runs are thigh-burning, the hiking trails…

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