Friday, June 25, 2010

what do you say...

when there's nothing left to say? Hello, thank you, or how are you doing probably all work equally well.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Maroon Peak

Intense weekend up in the Maroon Bells area, these peaks aren't getting harder, I'm just getting less comfortable in the gnar, maybe I need new skis. Maroon TR

Friday, May 21, 2010


Climbed and skied witter today with the bro. Above the clouds, nary a breath of wind, steep snow, soft too. Started the day at 1:30am, left the house with a cup of coffee and the promise of a new day. Early hours walking the lonely road, the eastern glow awash in the sky above the clouds. Peaks looming overhead. A perfect day.

Monday, May 3, 2010


It was a tough day, 13+ miles 5,300 vertical, I started from the lower TH at 8,800 at 4:15am. The clouds were threatening all day, so I said some prayers asking for a cloud free Humboldt for the ascent. Wouldn't you know it the clouds stayed away and upon opening the summit register the first comment I read said "Praise God indeed". After that the clouds rolled in and it started snowing, I should have prayed for bluebird all day. I forgot the camera at home but wrote a little Humboldt TR anyways.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Shavano and Tabeguache

What a weekend, my toe hurts and my legs are really sore. All in all a great day, 16 miles, 6,300 vertical feet and skiing off the summit of two fourteeners. #33 and #34, running out of the easy ones! TR coming soon... Shav and Tab TR

Friday, January 29, 2010

What's left to do?

After breaking down the 58 14ers into easy, medium, and hard groupings, I figured there's about 14 beginner 14ers to ski, 22 intermediate, 20 difficult,and 2 most difficult.

According to my list I've complete 14/14 of the beginner 14ers.

I've done 22/22 of the intermediate ones

True to form I've only done 13 of the 20 difficult ones, left to do are Crestone Needle, El Diente, Windom, North and South Eolus, Sunlight, and Wilson Peak. This is what keeps me up at night.

In the most difficult category, I'm 0/2, with Pyramid and Capitol in a league of their own. It would be nice to ski all the 14ers but these peaks might just be too risky for me at this point in my life.

I like things organized into compartments, with 48 completed and 10 remaining, doing the 58 list. I hope to do 3-4 every year, so with 12 total left to do I hope to be done in about 4 years, by the time I turn 45. No rush, the mountains aren't going anywhere and the equipment keeps getting better.

Broken down by Range:
Front Range - done
Mosquito\Tenmile - done
Sawatch -done
Elks - pyramid, capitol
Sangres - The needle
San Juan -  sunlight, windom, euolos,  n.eolous, wilson peak,  el diente.

A high camp at south colony lakes and skiing the needle would be a great trip, so much exploring left to do in the Sangres and looking forward to it as I love the remote feel of that range.

Down in the San Juans you have to do the Chicago Peaks trip, hopefully one memorial day weekend we'll tackle that one. The Wilsons are a long way for home and pretty difficult, so I would imagine that they along with Capitol and Pyramid will be the last ones I get to.