The 4 Pass Loop in Pictures, and Some Extra Credit

Over the weekend I had the privilege of backpacking the 4 Pass Loop in the Elks with Benny, Anna-Lisa and a great group of friends from their church group. Having had a few days to reflect on the journey, many words come to mind; intense, amazing, beautiful, fun, just to name a few, but I thinkContinue reading “The 4 Pass Loop in Pictures, and Some Extra Credit”

A Sunday Morning Stroll in the Tenmile: Pacific and Atlantic

After spending most of the week wishing I was still running around in the Weminuche and the San Juans, I was itching to go for a walk. These days when hitting the trail solo, I’m usually en route to the Park or catching up on some of the easier Centennials. On Sunday, with a morning to spare andContinue reading “A Sunday Morning Stroll in the Tenmile: Pacific and Atlantic”

Kicking off the Summer in the Sangres: Mount Adams

With my snowshoes on Craigslist and Ben and Brian’s skies packed away for the season, it was finally time to dust off the trail shoes, strap on our 8 lb. packs, and kick off the unofficial start to the summer of 2014.  The Sangres were an easy choice with the amount of snow still lingering around the restContinue reading “Kicking off the Summer in the Sangres: Mount Adams”

Taking the High Road: Hope and Quail from Willis Gulch

In the state of Colorado, the word “Spring” can have many meanings. For my neighbors on Eliot Street, it means they can finally come out of their homes, sit on their porches, and wonder where I could possibly be off to next. For the friends I travel these hills with, it’s the season they’ve been waitingContinue reading “Taking the High Road: Hope and Quail from Willis Gulch”