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”

Mount Arkansas

By the time I finish this trip report it’ll be calendar winter. TR’s on the .com have long since dropped off into hibernation. The forum posts almost seem intelligent and even respectful. Soon it will be Christmas and New Years and bowl games, oh my! Heck in 10 days it’ll be tax season, but who’s counting.Continue reading “Mount Arkansas”

Taj’s Day Off

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Peaks: Spencer Peak (13,087′), Grand Turk (13,160′), Sultan Mountain (13,373′) Date: October 24, 2015 Trailhead: Little Molas Lake Distance: ~ 9 miles Elevation Gain: ~ 4,000 ft. Participants: Taj, Dillon Sarnelli