Hiking and Trekking

Field of wildflowers with mountains in the background.

Hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte

July and August are the peak months of the wildflower bloom in the Colorado high country, and this year they are off the charts!  During my travels I've been lucky enough to see some amazing landscapes, but I'v... Read More...
Snowshoers on a cold winter day with evergreen trees and mountains in the background.

A Snowy Weekend at Janet’s Cabin

An Ominous Beginning Darcie and I had watched the weather forecast for Copper Mountain pretty closely for the past week, and the data was not encouraging.  We'd made reservations for Janet's Cabin with friends... Read More...
Cristo Coulior from Blue Lake

Climbing Cristo Couloir in Colorado

"You know, it doesn't look all that steep", I remarked to John as we stared up at Cristo Couloir from Blue Lake dam to the 2500 foot climb above us leading to the summit of Quandary peak.    "I bet we can knock... 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...

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...