A sunny ski tour and loop over three passes and around Star Peak in the Elk Mountains near Ashcroft, Colorado
Fun training ideas in the mountains around Aspen to prepare for the annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse ski race.
Getting back to normal and out on skis after my hip replacement… and how it all progressed.
Life can be hard on our bodies. Adventuring in the mountains, even more so. After years of tackling all sorts of challenges on foot, ski, and bike, in all seasons of the year, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to learn that I had worn out one of my joints. I had my left hip replaced back in December.
A cool 12 mile run near Moab, up Pritchett Canyon and down the Hunter’s Rim trail above Hunter’s Canyon.
A big lolloipop loop around Cronin Peak with several bicentennial 13ers and lots of time high on ridges.
Thoughts and photos from some course recon days on the Nolan’s 14 route.
From the Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2015. We’ll leave it to the Wall Street Journal to ask that question, in a story that ran in Tuesday’s paper about Christy, 14ers, her training, and more. It was a cool story, and considering how often the press misses the mark on topics outside of their expertise, I think they did a really good job. (more…)
Buckskin Pass The summer wouldn’t be complete without getting out on the Four Pass Loop. There was actually a good amount of snow on the peaks after a recent round of cold, bad weather– kind of unusual for this time of year. It sure made for a pretty day and a great run. (more…)
Along Spruce Creek, on the way to Margy’s Hut. With one week to go before the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Christy and I wanted to get in one final long training day. We had a lot of ideas for fun new ways to log some miles, most involving high ridges and/or summits, but as the day approached, the weather once again made the decision for us. We would have to...