Monthly Archives: December 2011

Soundtrack to 2011

This is not an outdoor adventure, but, since I’m in a retrospective mood, I thought I’d put up the track listings for my 2011 Soundtrack CD.  Looking at the list, I see that many of them are soundtracks from videos … Continue reading

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Top 11 of 2011

I’m no great photographer, but I get to visit some beautiful places and take a lot of pictures in the process.  Sometimes I get lucky.  2011 is winding down and I’m in auld lange syne mode, so here are my … Continue reading

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First Tracks on Longs Peak

Michele and I got out today for a crystal clear, very crisp jaunt on Longs Peak. We’d planned to snowshoe to Chasm Lake but prudence got the better of us.  There were no entries in the register from Thursday (when … Continue reading

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Steep Powder at Arapaho Lakes

East Portal has become my personal winter benchmark as an outdoorsperson.  I’ve been here a dozen times, all but once in the winter, and have been profoundly lost, blissfully found, and varying degrees of everything in between.  I bought a … Continue reading

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Skiing the Mesa Trail

So I ended up getting a nice five miles of cross-country skiing in on the Mesa Trail.  This was not in the plan on Friday night when I went to bed.  But the possible 1-3 inches of snow turned into … Continue reading

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