An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar – Kelso Ridge

Normally I try to stick to 2 criteria when writing a trip report: 1) Write about a peak that isn’t well traveled, and 2) if possible, try to keep it timely. Well, I guess I’m throwing protocol out the window on this one. 🙂 That said, if you’re still here, thanks for reading and at the very least you’ll likeContinue reading “An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar – Kelso Ridge”

The Spanish Creek Redemption – Winter Kit Carson

Spanish Creek. For 48 hours it remained untouched this winter until a brave and unsuspecting foursome went to work during the wee hours of Christmas Eve. By noon we weren’t even approaching treeline. We never stood a chance. For the next 30 days Spanish Creek would remain untouched. Peak: Kit Carson Peak (14,165′) Date: January 23, 2016 Trailhead: Spanish Creek (8,260′) Distance: ~11 miles Elevation Gain: ~Continue reading “The Spanish Creek Redemption – Winter Kit Carson”

Make Columbia Great Again

“Scree Hell”. We’ve all heard it. This mountain sets the bar so high, it’s how we measure every other scree descent in Colorado. It couldn’t be that bad, right? Yeah it is. I learned that back in 2012 on a 2 year blitzkrieg to finish the 14ers. It was a solo Sawatch slammer of aContinue reading “Make Columbia Great Again”