Need some place where kids bored by summer break and their exasperated parents can blow it all sky high? Head to Vail this summer, where the vibe is far more mellow than winter and the mountain is investing in making it easy for families to play together.
The Hardrock 100 dares you to climb the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest, without oxygen or Sherpas, and you only have have 48 hours to do it. Is this the toughest athletic challenge in the known universe?
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