The Summit Ridge
La Plata Peak --November 18/19, 2012
Matt Walsh and I headed out to La Plata peak--#44 of 58 for me. Matt finished off his last one, Pyramid Peak, back in August but is now helping me finish mine. My iPhone literally
froze near the summit in the cold, so I don't have many good pictures. I may add a few later.
Wetterhorn Peak -- July 5, 2012
Matt Walsh and I headed out to Lake City to climb Wetterhorn Peak (14,014
ft.) and Uncompahgre Peak (14,309 ft.). The weather did not allow us
to climb Uncompahgre but we did summit Wetterhorn in the clouds. We
were first on the summit and had it all to ourselves. Check out the
Mt. Antero -- June 2012
Julie and I headed up Baldwin Gulch to climb Mt. Antero. The road
was much rougher than I remembered, but the trail was great and the
weather was great. We had the summit to ourselves.
The Colorado Marathon -- May 6, 2012
I signed up for the Colorado
This will be my first marathon. I have created a blog to
share my experiences training and learning at I
Choose To Run.
Check it out!
Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point, September 4, 2011
I hiked in to the Upper South Colony Lake on September 3. It was like a
KOA campground--tents everywhere. The route I chose, however, is not very
popular, so I had much of the climb to myself until I neared Kit Carson.
This was a challenging climb in terms of route finding and the clouds made
it that much harder.
Here is the gallery for Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point:
Carson and Challenger Gallery
Mt. Lindsey, August 6, 2011
I arrived too late to the trailhead to hike in and camp so I slept in the
Xterra. I forgot how uncomfortable it is. Also, all during the night, cars
kept arriving at the trailhead and making noise. Good thing I was up by 3
am and on the trail by 4 am.
Here is the gallery for Mt. Lindsey:
Tabeguache Peak--July 23, 2011
I headed out Saturday morning to climb. The weather was predicited to be
exceptionally good, so I thought I would try an afternoon summit attempt.
Normally, afternoon storms makes this a dangerous proposition. The weather
held as predicted and the climb was fun.
Here is the gallery for Tabeguache Peak (only had my cell phone camera):
Mt. Harvard with Traverse to Mt. Columbia--July 17, 2011
I headed out on Saturday afternoon and hiked up to a high camp at about
12,000 ft. At 4:30 am I headed up the slopes of Mt. Harvard with all of my
gear. If I left the tent, etc., I would have had to hike back up them
several miles after coming down Mt. Columbia. The traverse was long but
Here is the gallery for Mt. Harvard/Traverse/Mt. Columbia (not too many
pictures or any really good ones):
Harvard/Mt. Columbia Gallery
Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and Crazy Horse--July 5-8,
These pictures are of our family trip to these great American landmarks
Here is the gallery for the trip:
Missouri Mountain--July 1, 2011
Matt Walsh and I summited Missouri Mountain via the north face couloirs.
We created our own indirect route mostly because of rockfall danger and
then had a great glissade back down.
Here is the gallery for Missouri Mountain:
Mt. Yale--June 26, 2011
I finally was able to stand on the summit of Mt. Yale. Hiked in the night
before to camp at 11,900 ft., woke up at 3 am and started hiking at 4 am.
I reached the summit at 6 am. It was great day, just a bit windy.
Here is the gallery for Mt. Yale: