Fun training ideas in the mountains around Aspen to prepare for the annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse ski race.
A slot canyon adventure to the High Spur of Robbers Roost.
Mountain biking the White Rim in a day in Canyonlands National Park.
A two day backpack in the Sangres through Venable and Comanche creeks and the Phantom Terrace
A how-to guide to spring skiing on Independence Pass.
A 50 mile mountain bike loop around Arizona’s tallest mountain, Mount Humphrey’s.
A 12 mile trail running loop outside of Marble, CO through Buckskin Basin, over three passes and through two forks of Avalanche Creek.
Christy drops in for the third ski of the tour. They’re right in our backyard yet somehow Christy and I had never skied Taylor Peak or Star Peak. It was time. We caught a really good view of the 13,000 foot summits last week on our flight to CB for the Grand Traverse. Armed with a couple of photos and a good idea of the terrain having skied up in...
Cresting Mace Saddle, the high point of the loop around Mace Peak. A week of sun and warm temps crusted up the powder in the backcountry, so we thought a different type of ski tour was in order. We grabbed the light skis and made a loop around nearby Mace Peak. (more…)
The new, must-have guidebook to Colorado backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. As a Colorado backcountry skier, the mere prospect of spring brings excitement. But I found myself particularly psyched for the upcoming season after poring over a copy of the new guidebook, Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains – 50 Select Ski Descents. This book is long overdue. It’s co-authored by Ben Conners and Brian Miller, two Colorado ski mountaineers who...