Two weekends in a row where Ma Nature decided to alter my plans. It was not the outdoor fun I planned, but it was still enjoyable.
December and January means shorter days. A good time of the year for day trips. Here are some highlights.
Some early winter hikes and skis in late October through early December
Two mini-trip reports. One of an attempt to ski Mt. Toll and some trail work on The Colorado Trail
A hut trip to the Betty Bear Hut in early March 2013
Some winter camping and ski touring of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Breathable, warm, repels snow, blocks wind. A miracle piece of clothing that is high in quality and usually $20 or less. The original soft shell – wool pants!
Snow, skiing, food and drink: A trip report of spending Christmas at the 10th Mountain Hut.
A few ambles and rambles in the month of January
Every year I anxiously await ski season. The fresh powder, the intense blue skies of winter and beautiful mountain scenery. What's not to like?
Every year, a rhythm repeats itself. In November, I putz around in the foothills and hike into the mixed weather and raw conditions. By mid-December, the first flakes of snow hit. A smile lights up on my face. I wax Read More …
Another season of skiing..and another season of fun! Skinning up and (attempting to? 😉 ) making turns, putting on the wax and gliding along in the backcountry, cresting the ridge and enjoying the views. Even did a little moonlit walk Read More …
A fine day of ~15 miles of Nordic skiing (we are never sure about the milage. 😉 ) with some good friends I've know from over the years. This trip is a challenging one we do every year, but a Read More …