Our first #vanlife experience was a good one, trying out a Sprinter Van from Aspen Custom Vans on a spring skiing road trip to the San Juans.
Our annual holiday hut trip tradition continues. This year five of us made the trek in to Tagert Hut on Christmas Eve. As is always the case with this ritual, and hut trips in general, it was a really good time. (more…)
We ventured to Barnard Hut for Thanksgiving this year, and Christy towed a cooked turkey in a sled the entire way.
A couple of alternate routes to travel or trailrun from Aspen or Marble to Crested Butte.
At the start of every new season we like to set some goals, and we'll lay out a checklist of outings and activities we hope to complete. The goals aren't always written down and we might not always get to every one, but we try. Highland Bowl days, backcountry days, ski mountaineering days, rando races, ice climbing, the family ski trip, of course lift-accessed days (100?)— they’re all part of...
Here's how you do it-- (more…)
Last Saturday, Anda, Christy, and I went on a little St. Patrick's Day ski tour that circumnavigated our local Star Peak. The 20-mile "Star Peak Traverse" loop is a pretty obvious linkup of established local trails. Start at Ashcroft and head up towards the Tagert and Green-Wilson huts, following the snow covered jeep road all the way to Pearl Pass. (more…)
We're happy to have another Power of Four checked off the list. The giant Tour de Aspen/Snowmass, our local contribution to the COSMIC Race Series, was once again a true grunt. Christy and I did not do this two-person team event together like we did last year. Christy opted to do it as a women's team with Anda, her primary training partner, and Charlie MacArthur and I lined up in...
(Christy here) For the second year in a row, we escaped the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays in Aspen to meet friends at the Green-Wilson hut for Christmas. Starting from Ashcroft on Christmas Eve afternoon, we skinned the five-plus miles to the hut under starry skies. Around 6:30pm we saw the lights of our cozy mountain cabin and were instantly greeted with holiday drinks and creative hors d'oeuvres. (more…)
Our season has begun. Not wanting to wait another month for the lifts start running here, Christy, Kathy, Joey, and I headed up to Montezuma Basin yesterday. It's a haul to get up there, but when the snow is good, it's definitely worth the effort. For anyone considering heading up that way, the road isn't too slick or snowy for driving, yet. There's weather in the forecast next week though,...
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