A Return to Chicago Basin

My first trip into Chicago Basin was in the summer of 2013. Back then the objective was simple. Check off Colorado’s 4 most remote 14ers and make it safely back to the train in one piece. By all accounts the weekend was a success, but one thing was certain. I’d be back in the Wemi sooner than later. Over the years that followed I’ve made good on that promise, with each trip a constant reminder that the Weminuche, the granddaddy of all Colorado’s wildernesses, is hands down in a class all by itself.

The Grenadier’s Finest – Vestal, Arrow & the Trinities

Peaks: Vestal Peak (13,864′), Arrow Peak (13,803′), West Trinity (13,765′), Trinity Peak (13,805′), East Trinity (13,745′) Dates: August 27-30, 2015 Group: David Yarian, Jason Blyth, Rick Thompson, Dillon Sarnelli

Emerald from Missouri Gulch – With a Side of Belford and Lackawanna

In January I summited California Peak with Zambo. While descending the summit ridge I became dizzy and disoriented. “Zambo, is this what altitude sickness feels like?!?” An extra strength ibuprofen got me back to the car. Fast forward to March, I attempted Shavano and Tab with Danny. At about 12,500′ in the Angel my head began toContinue reading “Emerald from Missouri Gulch – With a Side of Belford and Lackawanna”