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Operation Dark Snake (and another TrailGroove article)

Before I get on with the trip report, I wanted to post that I had another article published by TrailGroove. This time on how to take care of your feet. Let me know what you think – http://www.trailgroove.com/issue10.html?autoflip=9 The latest issue

Posted in Alpine, Planning and Prep, Rock, TrailGroove Magazine

Aspen 4 pass loop, GTIS half marathon, and another 14er

Three weeks ago I was fortunate to have a decent weather window, where the weekend before was stormy and wet. I invited two friends to backpack the aspen 4 pass loop with me, a hike I had heard a lot

Posted in Alpine, Backpacking, Biking, Planning and Prep

Back to back 14ers

Still on recovery, I soloed two easier 14ers last weekend. Mount Antero is pretty technically easy, but is a long one unless you have 4WD. A rough 4WD road starts at 9400, and goes all the way to nearly 13,800.

Posted in Alpine

Biking the highest road in north america (and more training)

I kept feeling like getting back into shape after my surgery was going to be hard. This last week I have proven to myself that I’ve still got it. Back in 2009, I ended up getting suckered in by my

Posted in Alpine, Biking, Planning and Prep

Another article published

So far my surgery recovery is going great. According to the PT, my range of motion is excellent for three weeks out, and I no longer have to wear a sling full time, just while sleeping. My newest article for

Posted in Alpine, TrailGroove Magazine

Another successful climb

I had another successful climb last night. Jason, his friend Nicole, and I went up the east face of Quandary, starting around 6:30 PM. We made it to timberline around 7:45 during twilight and summited just after 10:30 under a full moon.

Posted in Alpine

Failure, Success, and Skiing

If you push yourself towards your limits, you will experience failure. Without failure, there’s very little to learn. As an engineer, a lot of what I learned in school was failure analysis, from fatigue limits in metal to modes of

Posted in Alpine