This is the crestone alternative text

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...

Sawtooth Traverse

For my final Colorado Mountain Club Leader in Training hike (that's a lot of capital letters!), I led a trip on the Sawtooth Traverse between Mts. Bierstadt and Evans.     ... 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.  The hike itself wasn't terribly... 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...

Namche to Dole

After the previous days hike and a good night of sleep, it was amazing how good both Ian and I felt when we woke up this morning. After a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast (again!), we headed off down... Read More...