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

Jurassic Park

A Quick Review. As I turned my steering wheel to pull the U-turn required to get into a parking spot, my front wheels suddenly lurched forward and there was a loud crunch as the front of my Honda Fit bottomed out on the lip of the ditch on the side of the road. I had failed to … More Jurassic Park

Making the Habit

Lately I’ve been climbing with a lot of people who are new to the sport or just haven’t been practicing as much as I have. This is a change from my usual set of crusher friends who sometimes tell me, “If you’re not falling, you’re not climbing hard enough.” I’m not currently feeling the need … More Making the Habit

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