We’re three weeks into 2014, and with a stretch of beautiful weather and a good amount of snow already this season, Christy and I climbed and skied UN13811 (as in “unnamed summit that’s 13,811 feet in elevation”) last weekend. And thus began the 2014 Centennial Skiers season.
We wrapped up our San Juan road trip yesterday with a surprisingly fun ski descent of Jones Mountain.
Seven of us stood on the top of Vermillion Peak at 13,894 ft. feeling pretty lucky to have a chance to ski down the highest peak in San Juan County.
As our fourth peak in as many days, we skied Gladstone Peak via Sunshine Mesa and Bilk Basin.
Teakettle Mountain located in the San Juan range is widely considered one of Colorado’s hardest Centennial Peaks.
On the airy spine of Coxcomb. I guess the 3rd time is the charm. Back in 2006, despite a weather forecast for steady rain, Christy and I made the drive to Middle Cimarron Creek in the North San Juans, and backpacked high in the valley below Coxcomb Peak. We had long known of this uniquely shaped mountain near the Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn peaks, and had it on our list to...
The course profile. Put another San Juan Solstice 50 in the books. It was Christy’s 4th finish here, and my 5th, and despite us both having a good amount of experience at this race, we’ve found that it is always a tough, unpredictable day. (more…)
The lost interview with Kyle Skaggs, the 2008 Hardrock 100 winner and course-record setter.
Descending the South Face. Route: South Face, a.k.a. Birthday Chutes Team: Ted, Christy Christy had nine 14ers left to finish the list and she was determined to get them done, so we headed to Ouray and set our sights on Sneffels. The day’s are short in January, so we started in the dark, and drove the jeep road up towards Yankee Boy Basin. We parked just past the fork with...
You’re only considered to have finished when you kiss the rock. The Hardrock 100 starts tomorrow at 6am, and with any luck could be over sometime Saturday. How will it go? Well, there’s so much to this race, so many variables and unknowns that it’s impossible to say for sure, until it’s over. So I have to fall back on the cliche for my answer– it’s hard telling, not knowing....
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