Category Archives: skiing

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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Knee-deep in the Eldora Backcountry

After the madness of the Holiday Season, several months of frantically trying (unsuccessfully) to finish a huge paper, several weeks of (successful) intensive trail running, and a several days of prep work for teaching this semester, it was definitely time … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review

Last year I set myself some goals… and none of them actually happened.  I came close, but, well, life happened. The running goal was 1000 miles, but I only managed 810 (November/December total: 135 which is pretty good, considering), my … Continue reading

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Good Friday

I’ve never quite groked why the anniversary of the ritual execution of your messiah should be called “Good Friday” but there are many things I don’t understand.  What I do know is that full day in ski boots definitely falls … Continue reading

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