Climbing and skiing the steep East Face of Clark Peak, 13,580 ft., located in the Snowmass Creek Valley.
We made a trip up to a favorite remote spot for the weekend, to Pierre Lakes high above Snowmass Creek. Many people who have climbed Capitol Peak have peered down to the rocky basin with the alpine lakes and promised themselves they would camp there someday, but the reality is that few actually do. (more…)
Christy and I are both registered to run the Bear 100 in a few weeks, we thought it would be a good idea to do a long trail linkup from our Bear training playbook two years ago– Snowmass to Conundrum.
Neal jokingly referred to it as the "Outward Bound Course in a Day" loop. I'm not exactly sure how long it is, but our estimates put it in the 40-mile range. It had 11,000+ vertical feet climbed over five passes and it took all day (about 12 hours with stops). (more…)
Forty-one miles, 9,600 feet of gain, with a high point of 12,900 feet over three passes and four valleys-- that counts as a pretty long day in my book. Our friend Tim always tells Christy and I we're "masters of the long day." I guess in a relative sense experience does lend itself to smooth adventures, but just because I sum up our big days in 500 words or less...
It was another good one, and not just due to the fact that we had perfect weather, but that we put together a loop of trails and passes we had all seen individually many times before, but had never linked up in this fashion. It came together after Christy, Neal and I were planning a long run together, but being a Saturday in August with a good weather forecast we...
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