In 2016 I finished Nolan’s 14 in 55:37 following the route north from Mt Shavano to Mt Massive, a near 100 mile course that climbs 14 14ers along the way.
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Christy and I went to Twin Lakes to run Mount Elbert last weekend, a favorite outing of ours and a pretty novel running experience. At 14,433 feet, Mount Elbert is the tallest mountain in the state, yet it has very little technical or steep terrain. Easily accessed trailheads start at around 10,000 feet and good […]
The season went on and on and we stuck with it as long as we found things good, but we’ve decided it’s time to pack the gear away for the summer. It was a great spring and I thought I’d share some photos from various days that didn’t make earlier posts of their own.
Route: Box Creek Cirque Team: Ted, Sean Shean In late spring of 2011, Sean Shean and I skied the Box Creek Cirque on Mount Elbert. This was my final ski day of the 2011 spring season, and the second time I had skied Mount Elbert. By this late in the season, the summer trail is […]
One of the best things about having some big goals on the horizon is getting prepared. Friday evening we went up to Turkey Rock for an easy two pitches of rock climbing. The next morning, we headed over the pass towards Twin Lakes to Monitor Rock where we had a climb of the ‘Trooper Traverse’ planned. […]
Route: Box Creek Cirque Team: Christy, Ted, Dirk Bockelmann With a perfect weather forecast for the next few days, Christy and I went directly from Mt. Bierstadt to Mt. Elbert. We met up with Dirk and Sable at the Mt. Elbert trailhead, near the Lakeview Campground. Some comfy car camping with a big fire made […]
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