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Mount Sanitas Hike - March 23, 2004


A quick trail run with Lhotse up Mount Sanitas.

12 files, last one added on May 02, 2004

Rock Climbing - Boulder Canyon - May 05, 2004


Mike, Marella, and I climbed in Boulder Canyon after work Wednesday, May 05, 2004. These photos were taken at The Boulderado, on the climb 'Idle Hands (5.6)'. The amazing thing about Boulder is that this crag is less than 10 miles from downtown (and it's a long way up the canyon by Boulder standards!), so we could swing by after work and still get in a couple hours of quality climbing.

10 files, last one added on May 06, 2004

Bear Lake / Dream Lake Hike - Rocky Mountain NP - February 22, 2004


This was a great day for a snowshoe trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. We hiked from Bear Lake, past Emerald Lake, to Dream Lake. Dream Lake sits high in Tyndall Gorge, below Hallet Peak and Flattop Mountain.

15 files, last one added on May 02, 2004

Mount Bierstadt - May 08, 2004


I climbed Mount Bierstadt on Saturday, May 08, 2004. I took the standard West Slopes route with the intention of crossing the Sawtooth ridge to Mount Evans, then descending a large, prominent, west-facing coulouir on Evans' west slopes. After summiting Bierstadt in 1hr 53min, I wound up bailing off the Sawtooth ridge at about 13,500' due to deep unconsolidated snow and evidence of recent avalanche activity.

31 files, last one added on May 08, 2004

Mount Sanitas Hike - May 01, 2004


Mount Sanitas (6,863 feet) is a small Front Range peak virtually in downtown Boulder. You can literally walk to the trailhead from Pearl Street in about 10 minutes. It's a very pleasant short hike (3.3 miles round trip, 1400 feet of elevation gain) that offers great views of Boulder and the Front Range. Susan and I did this Saturday afternoon, May 01, 2004.

22 files, last one added on May 02, 2004

South St Vrain Canyon - May 29, 2004


Saturday, May 29, 2004 we climbed at Lower Infirmary Slab in South St. Vrain Canyon, near Lyons, Colorado. The routes consisted of granite slabs with highly sandbagged ratings, but the climbing was still fun.

9 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2004

Twin Sisters - Rocky Mountain National Park - May 02, 2004


Susan and I did the nice hike to the summit of Twin Sisters (11,428 ft) on Sunday, May 02, 2004. It was a perfect bluebird day, temps were in the 60s at the base, and 40s and windy at the summit. Twin Sisters is a great hike because it relatively easy and short (4 miles each way), but has commanding views of Long's Peak's massive east face. One of these days I'll drag myself out of bed early enough (about 3am) to get some photos of the alpenglow on Long's as the sun rises.

45 files, last one added on May 02, 2004

Mount Neva and Mount Jasper - June 13, 2004


Susan and I did our first trip in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, to climb Mt Neva and Mt Jasper. The weather was a little overcast and threatening, but the route on Neva was awesome. We climbed the Desdomona Couloir, which reached about 45-50 degrees in steepness. Snow conditions were perfect.

72 files, last one added on Jun 14, 2004

Green Mountain - May 16, 2004


Susan, Lhotse, and I hiked up Green Mountain on a beautiful spring day. Green Mountain (8144ft) is the mountain that contains the legendary Flatirons, which make up the western skyline of Boulder.

43 files, last one added on May 17, 2004

Missouri Mountain (14,067') - June 20, 2004


Mike, Marella, Susan, and I did a nice climb of Missouri Mountain (14,067), in the Sawatch Range, south of Leadville. Missouri is a hard-to-see 14er tucked in behind Belford and Oxford. It was a beautiful spring day, but the snow conditions were lousy from a week of rain... lots of postholing to our waists.

92 files, last one added on Jun 22, 2004

Golden Gate Canyon State Park - May 21-23, 2004


Susan, Lhotse, and I joined Yannick, Frank, Rob, and Christina for a 2 day backpacking trip in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The trip included an off-trail bushwack to the summit of Tremont Mountain (~10,300ft), which provided stunning views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

53 files, last one added on May 24, 2004

Mount Bierstadt - July 04, 2004


Sue and I climbed Mount Bierstadt via the standard West Slopes route. It was an enjoyable way to spend the 4th of July.

46 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2004

Mount Democrat - July 18, 2004


Chris Stubbs, Susan, and I climbed Mount Democrat via the East Ridge/Slopes route. We intended to do the Decalibron (Democrat, Bross, Cameron, and Lincoln), but poor weather at the summit of Democrat made us change our minds and opt to come back another day. Visibility at the summit was approx 100 feet. Torrential rain was falling in Fairplay as we left, so the decision was probably warranted.

40 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2004

Maroon Bells Backpacking Trip - Septemper 16-18, 2004


184 files, last one added on Sep 20, 2004

La Plata Peak - July 25, 2004


Mike, Marella, Susan and I climbed La Plata Peak (14, 336') via the standard Northwest Ridge (Grade II, Class 2) route. It was 9.0 miles with about 4500' of elevation gain. The weather was perfect... sunny day with very little wind.

100 files, last one added on Jul 26, 2004

Mount of the Holy Cross - July 31 - Aug 1, 2004


91 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2004

Third Flatiron - August 13, 2004


Ben, Yannick, and I climbed the Third Flatiron via the Standard East Face (5.4) route on Friday 13, 2004.

85 files, last one added on Aug 14, 2004

Mount Audubon - October 23, 2004


Susan and I climbed Mount Audubon (13,221') in the Indian Peaks Wilderness today. It was warm (about 20F on the summit) and sunny, but extremely windy. I'd guess the winds at the summit were gusting to 70-80mph.

36 files, last one added on Oct 24, 2004

Half Mountain - December 11, 2004


A large group of us (Me, Susan, Mike, Marella, Yannick, Peter, Tim, and Susan N) attempted Half Mountain on Saturday, December 11, 2004. We were greeted with deep powder and gale force winds. After getting to within 200 vertical feet of the summit and being blown all over the place, we bailed out and headed down.

32 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2004

Mount Yale - August 08, 2004


21 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2006

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