Hitting the desert for a mid winter break.
A trip to San Rafael Swell to explore Bell and Little Horse Canyon and Chute and Crack canyons.
A two day backpack in the Sangres through Venable and Comanche creeks and the Phantom Terrace
The weather was forecasted to be pretty nice. I wasn’t going to be skiing for while. A mid-winter break to the desert just felt like the right thing to do.
A super-fun long ridge scramble in the Upper Fryingpan Valley.
The Tenmile Range is a region of the Colorado Rockies that contain the mountains surrounding Breckenridge and Frisco. These mountains frame the Blue River Valley and Lake Dillon and not only provide a scenic back drop for everything in the area, but contained within them is a cool ridge that allows for a huge linkup of summits.
A 12 mile trail running loop outside of Marble, CO through Buckskin Basin, over three passes and through two forks of Avalanche Creek.
A few years back our good friend Rickey Gates organized a guided, multi-day trail running adventure through the 10th Mountain Hut System. He called it the Hut Run Hut. The idea was to lead a group of adventurous trail runners along a roughly 100 mile route between Aspen and Vail. The trip was spread out over 6 days, and visited five different huts along the way.
Clearing weather allowed for a descent of the Pine Creek slot, one of the Zion classics.
We arrived with a rainstorm, so we hustled out to the Overlook and watched the waterfalls start up. The fall off-season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the desert. I recently joined a group of friends on a trip to Zion National Park, a favorite spot in southwest Utah for some slot canyon adventures. If there’s one rule regarding slot canyons, it’s that they should always be avoided when...