Tag Archives: Buchanan Pass

Divided We Stand (Ooh La La Land)

The summer of 2017 has been a memorable one, but not because of the epic mountain running trips I’ve managed. Between spur-of-the-moment multi-continental travel, increasingly-ambitious family outings, and some nagging maybe-injuries, I’ve only managed a couple proper runs in the … Continue reading

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Exploring Buchanan Pass

I’m working on a theory involving Coney Lakes.  At this point, I have visited a statistically significant* number of Coney Lakes and they have all shared the following properties: 1) beautiful setting 2) little-used, hard to follow trail 3) no … Continue reading

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Pwned on Pawnee-Buchanan

The Pawnee-Buchanan Loop in the Indian Peaks Wilderness is a classic of Front Range mountain running: a 25-plus mile loop with 6000-plus feet of gain, crossing the Continental Divide twice, past three large lakes, numerous waterfalls, and gazillions of wildflowers.  … Continue reading

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Post Brain-Drain St. Vrain

January and February are busy season for astronomers, or at least those of us who like to use the Hubble Space Telescope for fun and profit.  Thus, when March rolls around each year I’m always surprised to find that winter … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita, or the Pawnee-Buchanan Loop

It seemed prudent to park at the farther trailhead and get the 0.7 miles of road running over early. Somehow I knew that after a long day running in the mountains (and you can put quotes around ‘running’ if you … Continue reading

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