We’re cresting the hump of the summer season, that busy time of the year when the crowds around town and the craziness at work can wear you thin if you’re not careful. So with no big events and an open weekend, we opted for a short backpack/peak climb to get away from it all, if […]
Christy, Lissa and I did the Gore Grand Traverse the other day. Not to be confused with the popular ski race, the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, often discussed here on the blog and which was a grand disappointment this year, the Gore GT is a Vail area ridge traverse between North Traverse and Grand Traverse […]
After a string of fall storms brought snow to much of the state, winter has been on everyones mind. Usually we’re excited to pull the stuff out of the closet and head up to Castle Peak’s Montezuma Basin for some early season skiing but for some reason we weren’t feeling too motivated by the prospect. […]
The wedding has finally arrived. In the last free days before family and friends began descending on Aspen for our big weekend, Christy and I headed into the woods to recharge the batteries. A secondary goal of the last minute escape was to tag the summit of Emerald Peak, 13,904 feet, Christy’s 96th summit of […]
Christy, Lissa, Kent Harvey and I did the Maroon Bells Traverse on Saturday, twice. And I came home with a lot of mountain goats pics. Wait, twice? Well, when it comes to traversing the Bells, there are more than a dozen different combinations concerning which route to climb, direction to traverse and how to descend. […]
Originally planned as a birthday outing that was tabled when work interfered, Christy, Dirk and I rescheduled the day jaunt up Capitol Peak one week later. A blessing in disguise, the delay put us on the route with just one other party as opposed to the relative mob-scene that reportedly overran the peak the weekend […]
A trip up Pyramid Peak has become an annual tradition through the years. Some days I’ve reached the summit with a group of friends, other days I’ve gone up solo in an effort to move fast, a couple of jaunts have been as a means to celebrate Christy’s or my birthday and twice I’ve been […]
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 […]
This is a quickie, both in the day and the write-up. Here’s the debrief: Neal had the morning free and wanted to go do something fun. I’ll be at Hardrock next week and was looking for more than a routine trail run. Very direct and in parts runable, we both agreed a fast lap on […]
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in Aspen this past weekend. Be it politicians, actors, comedians, artists, athletes or heads of state, Aspen has always attracted more than its share of important and influential people, not to mention the droves who think they are in the aforementioned category but don’t even come close (I dealt with some of the latter at the […]
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