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Broken Halo

It goes without saying in Colorado that mountains are only interesting once they reach 14,000′ in elevation. If you take a boring old 13,999-foot-tall pile of rocks and stack on a few more, well, just watch what happens! Boom! The … Continue reading

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Fourth Time’s the Charm on Pagoda

My luck with Pagoda Mountain has been unusually bad. It’s not that Pagoda is anything unusually difficult or extraordinary; it’s a high peak in RMNP sandwiched between the much higher Longs Peak and Chiefshead. I’ve attempted Pagoda three different times … 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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Free Radicals!

(Most of) the Longs Peak Radical Slam Many mysteries about Longs Peak have been resolved, but I am left with three questions: Was this a remarkably steep, technical trail run or was it a mountaineering trip in running shoes? How … Continue reading

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