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Riding On Top of the San Juan Mountains

By On August 15, 2017

Last month I loaded up my phone full of podcasts, topped off the gas tank in the Subie, and threw some gear in the back for a road trip to Silverton. I… Read More

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Cross Country Ski Cameron Pass: Lake Agnes Trail

By On February 19, 2014

  Lake Agnes is one of the most popular destinations in Cameron Pass and it’s pretty challenging if you come on cross country skis, but high-alpine lakes are always a must, in… Read More

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Wintertime and Dinosaurs: Fun in Fruita, Colorado

By On October 23, 2013

First snow has fallen. It’s almost wintertime. But be fore we enter the heart of darkness, there are some nice sunny days waiting for you in Fruita, Colorado, home of some of… Read More


Mt. Yale: My New Favorite 14er

By On August 8, 2013

There are 53 14ers in the state of Colorado. Even if you started now and learned to love scrambling, you probably still won’t see the top of all of them in this… Read More

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Mt Yale: A Video Tour

By On August 6, 2013

I thought I would try something a little different this week. First a video and the post on this hike to come Thursday. Let’s see if video is worth a thousand words.… Read More

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Hanging Lake Hike: Is Kind of a Big Deal

By On August 1, 2013

You may have seen the Hanging Lake exit on I-70 (as you rushed from Glenwood Springs head-on into ski traffic) and wondered- hmm, what’s that about? And why is there a highway… Read More

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The Great Sand Dunes: Moon Walking, Sand Angels, and a Moment of Indecency

By On April 4, 2013

What do you do on with an enormous pile of sand? All the same things you did in the sand box as a kid, it turns out. The Great Sand Dunes are… Read More

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Climbing the Colorado National Monument: A Tower, a Towering T-Rex, and an Even More Intimidating Tower of Mexican Food

By On March 21, 2013

I have an awesome weekend trip lined up for you with this post! Let the Spring and Summer adventures begin! On to the Colorado National Monument for tower climbing! It has a… Read More