Category Archives: skiing

Descent Via Flattop

“I couldn’t catch a ball or do any of that stuff. I could do only what required brute stupidity.” — Warren Harding on mountaineering. Back in the day, the Stupid Brutes were pretty active in the ascending of mountains, the … Continue reading

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The family that skis together…

Given that I didn’t once don skis even once during the 2014-15 ski season, this season couldn’t possibly have been any worse! Last winter was all about obsessive run training. This year I was determined to get back on the … Continue reading

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Walking the Planks

It’s been a long time since I was on skis; 18 months to be precise.  Last winter I spent all my free time (and more) running my way into some semblance of fitness for Bighorn.  No, the last time I … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Boudoir

It has been a long, long time since I swung an ice axe in earnest.  My old group of Stupid Brute mountaineers and rock climbers have lately drifted on to other, less vertical pursuits like trail running, road cycling, and … Continue reading

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Piste On, Piste Off

Back in my halcyon days of youth, a four-day weekend meant four days dawn-to-dusk (or more) of rigorous outdoor fun.  Work and family commitments (not to mention old age and treachery) have taken their toll, but I can still manage … Continue reading

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Hut Trip! (also Ice Castles)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.… Oh stop it!  I’m not Dickens, and Dickens didn’t take winter hut trips with his kids in the Colorado mountains.  But if he did, I’m sure he’d say … Continue reading

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Photos of 2013

I don’t know much about photography and have a pretty crappy camera, but I visit some amazingly beautiful places and occasionally get lucky.  Here is my “best of 2013” collection.  Enjoy!

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