North America

Traveling around North America

Road Tripping through Kansas

Why Kansas? When Darcie invited me to go meet her parents in Salina, Kansas I have to admit that I might have been a little apprehensive.  Not from the meeting of the parents, but from the endless hours and mi... Read More...

Whale Sharks and Sea Lions

Call me Henry. Captain Ahab may was preoccupied with his white whale, but my oceanic obsession has always been a 40 foot long spotted fish with an insatiable appetite for plankton and krill. Ever since I first... Read More...

Final 14’er!

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

Why not Colorado? When you get live in Colorado, there are a few options to get your full open water certification, none of which are much fun.  Sure, it's possible to get certified in a local cold water reser... 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...

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...