Devil’s Armchair on Mount Ouray– a worthy ski goal in the southern Sawatch Range.
On the South Ridge of Lakes Peak. As exciting as it can be to see the weather change and a new season arrive, it’s not always easy to let the old one go. Rather than accept it might be time to move on to different sports and activities more appropriate for the conditions, we stubbornly insist on trying to get in one more ski, run, or climb. (more…)
A backpack and trail run around North Crestone Lake, Comanche Pass, the Phantom Terrace, and 13ers.
A peakbagging and trailrunning day trip to some 13ers above Cotton Lake in the Sangres
A trailrun up to Rito Alto Lake followed by a hike up the ridge to Rito Alto Peak.
Looking northwest from the summit. The Crestones on the left, Humboldt to the right, Milwaukee and Pico Asilado are below in the foreground. Click to enlarge. It’s been a little while since we made a trip to the Sangre de Cristos. More than two years ago, when Christy was making a push to finish skiing all the 14ers, we headed down to this range for seven weekends in a row,...
Clicked in atop Capitol but not out of the woods yet. Click any pic to enlarge. So Christy pulled it off, she’s the first woman to ski the 54 Colorado 14ers. And what a finish it was, not simply due to the fact that her final peak was Capitol, considered by my many to be the most committing ski descent of all the 14ers, but in the various challenges that...
A message after skiing all the Colorado 14ers back in 2010.
After climbing the couloir from Como Lake, Christy starts along the ridge towards the base of the couloir. Route: Southwest Face/Hourglass Couloir Team: Ted, Christy After a huge drive from Aspen to Alamosa the long way (without Indy Pass), we opted to crash in a hotel. The next day was going to be long, so some better rest than we’d likely get in the back of the truck would be...
Skiing the North Couloir on Mount Lindsey.