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This flawless autumn day in Boulder had us seeking as much outdoor time as possible. Claire and I took advantage at Scott Carpenter Park (which recently made news when astronaut Scott Carpenter visited for a rededication ceremony). We ran around on the playground, walked along the Boulder Creek path and ran up and down the still-vibrant green hills. The ice cream truck made a call, probably the last we’ll see this year, so we dashed across the sprawling lawn to make sure we didn’t miss out. Claire’s pick: a Spongebob Squarepants popsicle, loaded with yellow and red dye #20. Wheee!
Scott Carpenter Park, Boulder, Colorado

Scott Carpenter Park, Boulder, Colorado

Scott Carpenter Park, Boulder, Colorado

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Hey, gearheads! It’s back! The GoLite Warehouse sale starts Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9am. See ya there.

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Note: This post has been updated to reflect the new name of Outdoor Outlet (previously Second Source).

Nearly every weekend, I go to Saxy’s with my husband, Eric, and we sit there for about an hour, sipping lattes, reading, people watching and staring off into space. (Saxy’s has the best coffee in Boulder, but that’s another post for another day.)

During one staring-off-into-space session, I happened to focus on something new just across 10th Street. A little banner was hanging down from what I believe used to be Word Is Out bookstore. The banner read “Second Source” (note: they have since changed their name to Outdoor Outlet to better reflect the fact that the clothes are all new — not previously worn or used).

I have a honing device in me that detects sample sales, thrift shops and scratch-and-dent sales from about five miles away, and it had definitely been picking up some activity.

Second Source

Outdoor Outlet

Sure enough, when we stopped into Outdoor Outlet after leaving Saxy’s, we discovered mounds of Camelbacks, Gore-Tex jackets, fleece, trail-running shoes and other outdoor paraphernalia — all seriously, wonderfully discounted. Turns out it was the same awesome sample sale we’d discovered a few weeks earlier in an empty office space above Boulder Bookstore — at which time I scored these trail runners.

sneakers

Cool new kicks I got for about 50% off retail!

But now the sale has moved into this more befitting space with a several-month lease — and high hopes for permanent residency!

We talked to Greg, one of the guys behind Outdoor Outlet (who, by the way, has some of the funkiest, coolest spectacles I’ve seen in a while), and he very enthusiastically told us about some of the discount shipments they’d be getting in from new vendors, which will expand their already healthy inventory of Prana, Camelback, North Face and other brand-name gear.

Greg at Second Source, Boulder, CO

Greg at Outdoor Outlet, Boulder, CO

We let him know we were fans, wished him luck and went on our merry way, Eric toting this new Crumpler laptop bag.

Eric's new bag; Carl the cat shown for scale

Eric's new bag; Carl the cat shown for scale

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