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July 18, 2013
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On the Hill: Hiking the Minturn Mile

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today's activity: The Minturn Mile, summer edition.

Conditions: The Minturn Mile sees thousands of skiers making the exciting journey from Vail Mountain to the small town of Minturn every winter, but many of those skiers don't realize it's also a fun route to enjoy in the summer. Open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders, "The Mile," otherwise known as the Game Creek Trail, is looking especially beautiful this year as good precipitation numbers from April until now have kept things lush.

Today's weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. — National Weather Service

Are you On the Hill? Send your three-minute action cam video featuring a summer activity in the Vail Valley — biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP, horseback riding, rafting — to onthehill@vaildaily.com.

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The VailDaily Updated Jul 18, 2013 06:08PM Published Jul 18, 2013 07:24PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.