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?
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]