A spring ski descent of the East Face of Christiana Peak, 12,878 ft., from Capitol Creek.
Life can be hard on our bodies. Adventuring in the mountains, even more so. After years of tackling all sorts of challenges on foot, ski, and bike, in all seasons of the year, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to learn that I had worn out one of my joints. I had my left hip replaced back in December.
Looking out at Rito Alto Lake. Most Coloradans know the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for the eight 14ers that reside within them. Sure, those summits are dramatic and any adventure in to see them is worthwhile. But if you look beyond that part of the range, you’ll see dozens of other valleys and lakes to explore, and seemingly countless 13,000 foot summits that are seldom visited. We recently took the...
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