Tag Archives: East Portal

Divide By Ben Error

It’s the wonderful time of year when summer is still kind of holding on, but winter is clearly on deck and ready to leap in at any minute.  Whatever great feats were accomplished in the mountains were or weren’t accomplished … 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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Backpacking with the Sub-dude

Back in the day, I used to go backpacking quite a lot.  Even though Joe is not-quite-six, it’s important that he start learning some of his cultural heritage and get a sense of who his dad was back in his … Continue reading

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James Peak via Rollins Tunnel and Heart Lake

It’s hard to be a runner in the dog-days of August.  The only ways to beat the heat are to get up early before work or to go up high.  Michele was visiting from the “pancake-land” of Cambridge (the real … Continue reading

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Shot to the Heart (Lake)

Once again I was inflicting an exam upon my students for no other reason than it gave me a chance to go skiing the day before.  Heartless bastard that I am, Heart Lake was the obvious choice: reliable snow, a … Continue reading

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Steep Powder at Arapaho Lakes

East Portal has become my personal winter benchmark as an outdoorsperson.  I’ve been here a dozen times, all but once in the winter, and have been profoundly lost, blissfully found, and varying degrees of everything in between.  I bought a … Continue reading

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