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Waterfalls and Unicorns

July 27th has become the traditional day to explore a trackless valley near well-known trails.  This year’s edition was the Storm Lake drainage lying between Jasper Peak and Jasper Lake.  I’ve been past Jasper Lake many times and up the … Continue reading

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Snow Pass Circuit

My fascination with the Gore Range is well known and has, so far, been well rewarded. It’s a range of jagged mountains in Summit and Eagle Counties less than two hours from the Denver Metro area, yet a lack of … Continue reading

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Gore Range #5: Mesa Cortina to Willow and Salmon Lakes

Once again, the summer is flying past and my moderate (compared to previous years) recreation goals are looming.  But big stupid runs in the mountains require some training time and it’s already mid-July!  Instead of getting out for some moderate, … Continue reading

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Mt. Elbert, or “Where did I put my 14er tick list?”

Climbing 14ers in Colorado is a big deal and I enthusiastically caught the bug shortly after moving here eleven years ago.  From my first laughable attempts to wiser, more sophisticated epics, it was a good time.  I motored my way … Continue reading

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Aesthetics Over Athletics

It’s no secret that I have an unhealthy fascination with the Gore Range.  How could I not?  It’s jagged, lush, unknown to 90% of the hiking community (since it contains no 14ers), doesn’t appear on maps except at their very … Continue reading

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