Freshly hatched baby leatherback turtle

Celebrating World Turtle Day!

Tortuga bebé! May 23 is World Turtle Day, and I wanted to tell you a tale about baby turtles, and their quest for survival against incredible odds.First thing, Is there anything cuter than a baby sea turtl... Read More...

Hiking Pike’s Peak in Colorado

After a little over 10 years, I finally completed the last of the Colorado 14ers with an ascent of Pike's Peak!  When I first climbed Mt. Democrat on July 1, 2006, I had no idea that I'd ever come close to fini... Read More...

Learning to Dive in Cozumel

Darcie needed to learn to dive for her upcoming solo trip to Thailand, so we figured a dive class would be a great excuse to hop a quick flight to Cozumel.  I hadn't been to Cozumel since 1990, and was looking ... Read More...

Denver’s highest point

So last weekend's snow storm made it pretty much a no brainer to hang out in the Denver area and miss all the I-70 craziness.  A few buddies and I had planned to climb Cristo Couloir on Quandary on Sunday, but ... Read More...
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Crestone Needle

After years of hiking, it was finally time for my buddy John to make his attempt on his final 14er in Colorado.  Crestone Peak near South Colony Lake was going to be the finisher, and we had a really great crow... Read More...

Snowmass Mountain

 Snowmass might have been one of my favorite peaks to climb so far.  It's got everything you need...a beautiful backpack, great camping sites, and an incredible ascent that I wouldn't think of doing ou... Read More...

Grays and Torreys Peaks

 After spending the past few weeks climbing some of the more technical 14ers, I wanted to take a break and knock out a couple of the walk up ones near Denver. I'd never done Gray's and Torrey's peaks, ... Read More...

Scoundrel’s Viewpoint

Definitely the best day of the trek so far!  Our skipping Machermo yesterday has given us an extra day in the Gokyo valley, so we're hiking up to the fourth and fifth lakes to lookout called Scoundrel's Viewpoi... Read More...

Dole to Gokyo

The day's plan originally was going to be limited to a 2.5 mile climb to the town of Machermo where we'd spend the day relaxing and acclimatizing to the altitude.  Going from 13,000 feet at Dole to 14,650 at Ma... Read More...