Author Archives: cdan4th

Project Louisville

All things considered, my family was in pretty good shape when the COVID-19 pandemic hit everything changed: jobs doable remotely, kids learning remotely about as well as can be expected, plenty of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, full liquor cabinet … Continue reading

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Backcountry Skiing Is Not Everything

Normally the backcountry ski season would just be getting good with warm temperatures, plenty of spring snow, and plenty of sunshine.  This year, the virus has us all locked down.  I mean, technically, I could get out there and ski … Continue reading

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2020 Ski Season (inbound version)

And just like that it’s over.  Typically in March, the spring skiing season is just getting started with lots of sunshine, warm temperatures, mushy afternoon snow, and sitting around in shirtsleeves on the patio with an apres-brew.  I’ve always known … Continue reading

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2019 Retrospective (B-Sides and Rarities!)

As we finish another trip around the sun, it’s time for reminiscences (whether you like it or not!)  2019 was a notable year with a lot of Life Stuff (a new career, planning for what is effectively a new house, … Continue reading

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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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