Category Archives: running

Buffalo Soldiers

Anyone who has driven I70 through Colorado has seen the mighty Buffalo Mountain. It’s that hulking, skull-shaped mountain you first see when you emerge from the west-bound side of the Eisenhower Tunnel and start the long descent into Summit County. … Continue reading

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Search for El Dorado

I’ve lived in Boulder County for 17 years now and have somehow never climbed Eldorado Mountain.  So, naturally, we decided to run up it at night. Eldorado is an 8300′ peak adjacent to the much more traveled but similar in … Continue reading

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Mixed Signals

Sometimes, the best mountain trips are the ones where you just say “F-it, I need to go to the mountains! I don’t care if it’s a Thursday!” and you just go to the mountains on a Thursday (or Tuesday, or … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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2018 in Running – Looking for the new

2018 was supposed to be the year of exploring new places – and it was! After 15 years in the local mountains, it’s getting harder to find new trails but it’s definitely possible, even if the new territory is merely … Continue reading

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

I mean, I’m certainly not the fastest guy on the trails, but I’ve got more trail running cred than most of the racers here. After a full summer of big runs in the mountains, throwing down thousand-feet-per-mile grades off trail … Continue reading

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