Thunder Lake, or; Backpacking Isn’t Always a Sufferfest

“Oh, no, we’ve got a spot up at the end,” Robbie said to the park volunteer waving us into a parking spot. The man snorted. “Yeah. You wish,” he said incredulously. “No, we really have a spot. At least, your buddy up there put a cone in the spot for us,” Robbie replied, and he … More Thunder Lake, or; Backpacking Isn’t Always a Sufferfest

Team Ramrod Year 2: The Wind River CDT/High Route Mashup

Team Ramrod reunited this August 16th-22nd to hike yet another exotic Rocky Mountain Range: the Wind Rivers. It’s all fun and games until you find yourself down climbing Class III terrain made up of loose talus with a 38 lb. pack on your back. I’ve learned that ultralight backpacking is for those with careers that … More Team Ramrod Year 2: The Wind River CDT/High Route Mashup

Adventures in Tracking

July 14th-16th, 2017 Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado We started out the weekend battling traffic on I-70, which I am almost used to at this point. Toby and I switched off driving at Leadville, where I was able to purchase another pair of socks from Melanzana because I had foolishly forgotten to bring a second pair. By … More Adventures in Tracking

Janet’s Cabin

November 23rd – 25th Thanksgiving. A time to relax, spend time with family, eat too much (probably), go for short walks, and take copious numbers of little naps. Heaven, right? Well, this year we went for something a little different. It’s only my second Thanksgiving away from home (aka New Hampshire), my first being my … More Janet’s Cabin