The season is definitely winding down. For most it was over weeks or even months ago. But we always like to keep things going until the very end, and besides, the conditions up high are really just coming into form in May. We may still get out for another day or two before truly stashing […]
We wanted to go climb a mountain this past weekend, and we were unsure of where to go. We were looking for something that was tall, nearby, and was a summit we hadn’t yet climbed. It was actually kind of hard to find a mountain that fit that description.
The season went on and on and we stuck with it as long as we found things good, but we’ve decided it’s time to pack the gear away for the summer. It was a great spring and I thought I’d share some photos from various days that didn’t make earlier posts of their own.
The snow is just about gone from Bell Mountain, which as unscientific as it may sound, pretty accurately predicts when the creeks and rivers around Aspen are nearing peak flow. This morning it was verified. We found further support for the Bell Mountain Theory up on Independence Pass where the Roaring Fork was living up […]
“It may not be the smartest thing to do,” Johnny said, “but I think I want to try.” Well, as many of his friends can attest, when given a choice, Johnny Love hasn’t done the smart thing every time. But when he called me to ask my opinion on whether or not I thought “it […]
At least it was hard last Monday. More so than when Richard Betts, an avid trail running friend, sommelier and producer of killer wine and fine mezcal (if there is such a thing it’s called Sombra), and I have completed this trail linkup in years past. This time was different though. With all of the […]
Well maybe it’s not a true “Dawn Patrol,” by its strict definition at least. But it is Friday and with the approaching summer solstice only 10 days away it’s not really necessary to get moving in the dark, and because it was completed before Christy went into work, we’re filing it under the title above. […]
Despite earlier threats and against my better judgement, I went skiing this morning. Actually, it had everything to do with the call I got yesterday from Johnny Love, a.k.a. Johnny Extreme, who for five years has held his “Ski Bum” party, an annual late spring get together involving a morning ski up on Independence Pass […]
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