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A Tour of Jones Park - Then and Now

December 10, 2017 - A Tour of Jones Park - Then and Now Before there was Barr’s Trail, the Cog Railway, or the highway up to Pikes Peak t...
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Uncompahgre and Senseless Bugs

September 02, 2017 - Uncompahgre and Senseless Bugs Splat! Another bug liquefied on the windshield. I wonder what that bug was thinking. C...
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South Colony Lakes – Humboldt Peak

August 19, 2017 - South Colony Lakes – Humboldt Peak I’ve spent a lot of time in Buena Vista, where the Sawatch Range consumes the west...
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The Elberts

July 19, 2017 - The Elberts If we take away all that confines us to discover the most natural state of mankind we would find the spec...
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Frenchman to Columbia

October 22, 2016 - Frenchman to Columbia I am of French descent. And so how fitting is it that I would take the Frenchman Creek route on...
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An October Trek up Mount Harvard - the 370th Tallest Peak in the World

October 08, 2016 - An October Trek up Mount Harvard - the 370th Tallest Peak in the World Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada of California...
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Buffalo Peaks Will Have to Wait

September 04, 2016 - Buffalo Peaks Will Have to Wait I am now fairly confident that when faced with the option of running or getting out of...
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A Sign of Destiny: Mount of the Holy Cross

July 16, 2016 - A Sign of Destiny: Mount of the Holy Cross It’s the late 1800s. Wondrous rumors of the Colorado mountains are circulati...
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Rock Hoppin' Good Time

June 27, 2016 - Rock Hoppin' Good Time Chalk Mountain sounds a little wimpy, weak even. Not for this reason, but in the late 1800’s sur...
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Grays and Torreys Better than Expected

June 18, 2016 - Grays and Torreys Better than Expected Crowds on the highway, at work, at the store – anywhere except in nature, no cro...
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Eat the Frog – The Boulder Skyline Traverse

June 07, 2016 - Eat the Frog – The Boulder Skyline Traverse The witty French writer Nicolas Chamfort was one to schmooze with the high...
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Death Chute into Rock Glacier

October 03, 2015 - Death Chute into Rock Glacier Fall is the best time of year. It’s especially nice to be on top of a Colorado 14er in th...
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The Greater Sister - Tabeguache

September 23, 2015 - The Greater Sister - Tabeguache The sister peak to Mount Shavano is Tabeguache Peak. It is the shy sister. From all com...
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Natives, Sheep, and Sharing Chapstick

September 12, 2015 - Natives, Sheep, and Sharing Chapstick I couldn’t find anyone to go with me to summit Mount Shavano. The peak is part of...
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Devil in Them Hills

August 22, 2015 - Devil in Them Hills As I was planning my hike for this weekend I recalled that in May of this year I had a failed att...
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The Narrows - LaPlata Peak via the SW ridge

August 02, 2015 - The Narrows - LaPlata Peak via the SW ridge “ The Narrows pizza to go please and a pint of your pale ale,” I responded...
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A Peace of Huron

June 21, 2015 - A Peace of Huron Peace: rest for the soul. The sound of wind through the trees or a rushing stream, a field of wildflow...
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My Sweet Rosa

April 25, 2015 - My Sweet Rosa There’s nothing like a good bought of physical exertion to clear the head. That’s what I set out to do...
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In a Winter Quandary

January 10, 2015 - In a Winter Quandary The story goes that in the 1860s some miners had found some minerals they couldn't identify. The...
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Beginning in New Bedford

June 28, 2014 - Beginning in New Bedford The story begins in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1831, a young German boy named Albert becam...
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The Barr Trail

September 22, 2012 - The Barr Trail The original 1893 version goes like this: For purple mountain majesties. Above the enameled plain! The...
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