Category Archives: peak

See the world on less than three hours of sleep a day!

In a shocking turn of events, I found myself driving on the wrong side of the road past fields full of ostriches and citrus trees with warning signs that say “Baboons!”. Less than two months ago, I got a call … Continue reading

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James Peak Skimo Rematch

Back in the day when my quiver of skis was a lot more barren than it is today, I thought it would be a grand idea to skin up and ski down James Peak.  It turned out okay and was … Continue reading

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New Mexico for Fun and Profit

  It’s been a couple of years since I last traveled for work (at least to anyplace interesting). Fortunately, I was recently awarded two half-nights on the 3.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in the mountains above Alamagordo, New … Continue reading

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The Best of Intents

The first snow has fallen in the high country and season’s first frost obliterated our tomatoes last night. Summer is officially over and I’m relishing a season well-spent. I’ve always thought I understood the expression “halcyon days of youth”. But … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Rawahs!

The mountains have me on speed-dial and I must go.  This time, it was the Rawahs on the line. “The Raw-whats?” you say. “Why, I’m so glad you asked! The Rawahs (pronounced Ray-wahs) are the northernmost extension of the Front … Continue reading

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Sky-Lonesome

Summer is fast departing, or, rather, the rigors of the semester are rapidly approaching. There are so many things I wanted to do this summer… I played hookie with Ben on Friday. The idea was a quick lap of the … Continue reading

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Fourth Time’s the Charm on Pagoda

My luck with Pagoda Mountain has been unusually bad. It’s not that Pagoda is anything unusually difficult or extraordinary; it’s a high peak in RMNP sandwiched between the much higher Longs Peak and Chiefshead. I’ve attempted Pagoda three different times … Continue reading

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Got Yer Goat

A weekend in Summit County… so many options and, as with so many other occasions, my activity was choice was driven by the goals of others. In this case, my friend and hostess Meggan has been working on hiking the … Continue reading

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Stomping Ground

I spent the first 18 years of my life in northern New Hampshire, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, with the Presidentials looming on the southern horizon. Technically, the famous Mt. Washington was in my home zip code. In … Continue reading

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Up All Night to Get Lucky

I run at night a lot.  As the co-leader of the Boulder Trail Runners Night Run, I log several hours each week in the dark on everything from pavement to gnarly technical terrain. Many of my favorite and most profound memories have … Continue reading

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