Author Archives: cdan4th

Redemption

“Are you going back for revenge this year?”  Last year, I fell and broke my arm at mile 9.7 of the Moab Trail Marathon… because I was a complete jackass.  It was my own arrogant self who did that and … Continue reading

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Scouting Quandary

Early one September morning, eight scouts from Troop 78 set out to climb Quandary Peak (14,265′).  In Colorado, 14ers are a Big Deal and all Coloradans remember their first climb of one of these lofty summits the way other folks … Continue reading

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Happy in my Suffering Place

By this point, I realize that my dream of a complete traverse of the Gore range is likely just fantasy.  However, there’s still plenty of lesser adventure to be had!  After this year’s batch of angst, indecision, and sleepless map-peeking, … Continue reading

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There’s nothing Micro about the Micro-Backpack

Troop 78 has three levels of Adventure:  The regular adventures are 1-2 week long expeditions for high-school aged scouts in exotic places like the Boundary Waters or Alaska.  The Mini-backpack is a five-day exploration somewhere which requires scouting by airplane … Continue reading

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Storms Dakota

Normally this is the time of year when the family packs up the camping gear and heads for the lovely Colorado mountains for some exploration and readjustment.  But this year, there’s still so much snow up there, we opted for … Continue reading

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Terror on Tyndall

This is NOT a good situation. I VERY MUCH DO NOT WANT TO BE HERE RIGHT NOW!  But I’m three turns and one hundred vertical feet into this descent and there are at least that many more to go to … Continue reading

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2018-19 ski spectacular

It’s early May.  In most seasons, I would have hung up the skis a month ago and skiing would be a distant memory.  This year?  Nope, there’s still plenty of snow out there and several resorts are still open.  I … Continue reading

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