Withdrawal

My favorite place in the world is the alpine tundra high above the treeline and it seems like forever since I have been there. Definitely feeling the effects of adventure withdrawal 🙁 My last summit was Mt. Columbia in the summer of '16. Since then it has just been one thing after another... Money, injuries, … Continue reading Withdrawal

10,000 Captures

Today was a milestone of sorts... I hadn't noticed until I transferred the images to my laptop, but today my camera rolled over 10,000 images and started over at 00001. And as fate would have it, #10,000 was my favorite one of the day. I was at the library in the reading room checking out … Continue reading 10,000 Captures

Field Testing Keen Targhee II Hiking Boots

Hot weather is fast approaching and a pair of Keen Targhee low hikers looked like just the ticket for summer hiking comfort. The Targhee is a durable leather and mesh waterproof boot with just the right mix of protection, weight and breathability. Colorado 14ers are my passion but summiting one of these beasts means many … Continue reading Field Testing Keen Targhee II Hiking Boots

Winter 2016

Winter is flying by and spring is nearly upon us! The holiday weeks passed by so excruciatingly slowly that I was dreading the "dead of winter" weeks and months with their extreme cold and long boring hours of darkness. But thankfully it has been an eventful and rewarding two months, starting with a discussion with … Continue reading Winter 2016

Changing Seasons

So I put the COMPLETE stamp on summer by finishing my Intemann Trail article for the Examiner. It was quite an adventure that took pretty much all summer, starting with a two and a half hour "short cut" from Red Rock Canyon over to Manitou Springs in quest of my press pass for the Pikes … Continue reading Changing Seasons