Tag Archives: backcountry 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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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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Skiing James Peak

I’ve been in Colorado for almost six years now which, no matter how you slice it, is a long time. These days, if I want to do something new and different, it usually involves either something very obscure, something far … Continue reading

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