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  • Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    I have wanted to climb Otter Mountain for years.  According to the Internet this Front Range peak is not popular.  I translate that as most people don’t know about it or even think to consider it for a hike.  For me it is simple: I...

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  • 2017 Hiking Preview

    2017 Hiking Preview

    July and August are coming soon and it’s that time of the year to really start planning any alpine adventures in Colorado’s highest mountains. I’ve climbed something like 120 mountains in Colorado but I’ve been really slacking lately and need to aim high for this...

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

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  • Peak Review: Mt. Eva (Elevation 13,130-Feet)

    Peak Review: Mt. Eva (Elevation 13,130-Feet)

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  • Yellowstone Roadtrip: Specimen Ridge

    Yellowstone Roadtrip: Specimen Ridge

    I have wanted to climb Specimen Ridge ever since I was a kid. At about age eleven I was told about this amazing place by a geologist working for the park service. He showed me a drawing similar to this one: Specimen Ridge contains remnants...

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  • Utah Desert Camping 2012

    Utah Desert Camping 2012

    My wife and I have gone camping every spring for the last five years in the eastern desert of Utah. It is one of our favorite places to spend time. The ancient, desolate landscape is both interesting and peaceful, and there are endless opportunities for...

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  • Peak Review: Garfield Peak in Crater Lake National Park (Elevation 8,054-Feet)

    Peak Review: Garfield Peak in Crater Lake National Park (Elevation 8,054-Feet)

    (This is part three of my vacation review. My wife and I stayed at a resort near Klamath Falls. From there we traveled to some amazing places in southern Oregon and northern California.) Aside from a little haze in the atmosphere from numerous fires burning...

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  • Peak Review: Berrian Mountain (Elevation 9,147-Feet)

    Peak Review: Berrian Mountain (Elevation 9,147-Feet)

    There is a mountain I see every time I go grocery shopping in Conifer, Colorado. The base of it literally goes all the way down to the back of this grocery store. While I still wait for the above-normal snow pack in the high country...

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  • Trip Review: Utah Desert Camping May 2011- Day 1

    Trip Review: Utah Desert Camping May 2011- Day 1

    Mormonism aside, Utah is a great state and has some spectacular natural scenery. True gems have been carved out of the ancient landscape by millions of years of water and wind erosion. The outdoor activities are endless, and because of this, the state enjoys a...

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  • Peak Review: Cathedral Spires (Elevation 8,537-feet)

    Peak Review: Cathedral Spires (Elevation 8,537-feet)

    There still is a lot of snow in the high country, so my wife and I have been sticking to the smaller mountains closer to the Denver metro area than the more majestic ones closer to the ski resorts. Unfortunately the pickings are starting to...

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