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Fall in the Gore Range Hiking Kneeknocker Pass, CO Trip Report

Fall brings stunning color to the Colorado Rockies. What better way to experience the magic than a difficult hike to the top of a high pass in the Gore Range?

5 Mental Tips for Climbing a 14er or 13er

If you're not questioning why you like to wake up at an ungodly hour to subject yourself to intense physical torture at high altitudes, then you aren't doing it right.

In Search of Dawn Patrol

There's a special breed who live for dawn. While you're asleep we tip-toe out of bed. We yearn for the unspeakable hour. A 2am wakeup call means nothing. There's anticipation in the air when we [...]

AIARE Level 1 Course Review

Zerrpppppp, click. Zerrrrpppp click. Zerrrrpppp click. My legs sound robotic as they slide across the skin track on their makeshift skis. The only thing that reminds me that I'm human is my heavy [...]

Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Trip Report

The 3:30am wake up call came with some ease this go around. Surprisingly, my eyes naturally popped open without an alarm. It's as if my natural body clock knew what was coming. I rolled out of [...]

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5 Tips for Your First Fourteener

Flash. I'm on the mountain. At least I hope I am. I'm pretty much limited to the small beam of light my crappy headlamp from Target puts out. Every now and then I see green eyes up the trail, one [...]