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.
Thoughts and photos from some course recon days on the Nolan’s 14 route.
Looking for a moderate distance trail run that gets you up into the high alpine? Do you prefer loops to out-and-backs, so that you don’t have to travel along the same trail in both directions?
The season is definitely winding down. For most it was over weeks or even months ago. But we always like to keep things going until the very end, and besides, the conditions up high are really just coming into form in May. We may still get out for another day or two before truly stashing […]
[Christy here again] After spending the last three weekends running through the incredible Maroon – Snowmass Wilderness, we thought we’d switch it up and explore a new area. Earlier this summer, we had done a fun loop run over Missouri and Belford Mountains. From the summit of Missouri, we had an amazing view of the […]
We wanted to go climb a mountain this past weekend, and we were unsure of where to go. We were looking for something that was tall, nearby, and was a summit we hadn’t yet climbed. It was actually kind of hard to find a mountain that fit that description.
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 […]
A couple of weekends ago Christy and I climbed Casco Peak and French Mountain, 13,904 feet and 13,940 feet respectively, and in doing so put Christy just five peaks shy of reaching the summit of the 100 tallest peaks in Colorado. Located behind(west) Mount Elbert, we started from a camp in Halfmoon Creek. This tour […]
Route: South Slopes from Halfmoon Creek Team: Christy, Ted We were looking for a relatively “easy” day. A day earlier we had just schlepped our stuff up to camp at the South Colony Lakes summer trailhead for the night, skied both the Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak the following morning, and then broke our overnight […]
Route: Southeast Face to Angel Snowfield Team: Christy, Ted, Dirk Bockelmann, Phillip Ring This was a busy stretch. I skied Quandary with Scott Martin, then drove to South Colony Lakes and skinned into camp at the summer trailhead for the night. The next morning I skied the North Couloir on Crestone Peak with Frank and […]
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