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Notes on Solo Hiking

5 miles deep in some tougher terrain. The trail was slick with ice and snow and at times littered with rocks and boulders. Overall it was nothing too difficult, but I had been the only person I'd [...]

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Colorado 14er: Lincoln, Democrat, and Bross Trip Report

Another weekend up before the sun. Another wind-whipped cold morning. Another high altitude struggle. Another summit sunrise. Another smile. Another day well spent in the mountains. Squirrel [...]

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Mount Rose, Lake Tahoe Trip Report

The rock feels cold on my hands as I stare off into the distance. My mind is blank, empty, just enveloped in the moment. I've made it.The breeze brings a chill as the sweat evaporates off of my [...]

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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 [...]