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A Proper Mountain Run

Normally, winter comes to the Colorado high country like a door slamming.  But not this year (or at least not yet this year).  It’s early November and highs are still in the 50s in the mountains there’s hardly a hint … Continue reading

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Once More Into the Wind

I’m becoming a creature of habit.  Every season I have some big goal toward the end of the summer and then spend a while blissfully relaxing and enjoying my sense of accomplishment.  Then, every season, I get antsy for some … Continue reading

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Consolation Prize

Back when I was a budding trail-runner, races were the main goal and highlight of each season.  I ran my first race, my first marathon, my first ultra, and my first 50 miler with obsessive anticipation.  The shininess has worn … 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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Too Soon

Happy Solstice, everyone!  Spurred by a need for some skiing on the first day of winter and buoyed by reports of “loads of snow in the mountains”, I went up to Glacier Gorge to see for myself. Long story short, … Continue reading

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Stag Party

Boys night out!  Wooo!  Party!  Joe and I took our first father/son camping trip leaving Amy and Ella at home for a little chick-flick-watching, slumber-partying, whatever-it-is-that-girls-do-when-they-hang-out-ing.  We were joined by Chris and Susan with Michael and Katie as well. I … Continue reading

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Nine Lakes and a Summit

Worst case scenario: just run back out the way I went in.  Admittedly, having to see the same set of gorgeous alpine and subalpine lakes twice doesn’t constitute much of a worst case, but there were more compelling options to … Continue reading

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