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A Backpacking Journey Turns into a Fishing Trip

In the remote wilderness adjacent to my in-law’s cabin near Aspen, there is an isolated mountain basin containing a couple of lakes that I have wanted to visit for many years. I’ve made a couple of attempts to get reach … Continue reading

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Sailing the High Seas…..of the Rocky Mountains

For many years, as I would zip down Interstate 70 on my way to assorted mountain destinations outside of Denver, I would look out over Dillon Reservoir. I saw the little sailboats plying the blue waters of the lake and … Continue reading

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A Quick Visit to Four Corners

Ever wanted to be in four states at the same time? Well…maybe not, but even if you’re not that interested, if you’re in the four corners area, it’s worth a quick stop at the Four Corners Monument, about 40 miles … Continue reading

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Mis-Adventure in Picketwire Canyon . . . The Movie!

Our last blog post was about our less than ideal bike riding adventure in Picketwire Canyon. Now we have finished the video!  

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Mis-Adventure in Picketwire Canyon

For a long time I’ve wanted to check-out Picketwire Canyon in southeast Colorado. The canyon is well-known for having the best preserved dinosaur tracks in North America. It also has examples of ancient native american rock art. The route to the dinosaur tracks is about 11 … Continue reading

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Getting in Shape for Kamchatka: Our Training Hikes Part 2

Part 2 of training hikes we’ve undertaken to get in shape for our trip to Kamchatka. Part 1 of training hikes can be found here: http://wp.me/p17pbW-bG 7.  One of our favorite summer hikes is Horseshoe Mountain.  With an elevation of 13,900, it’s … Continue reading

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Getting in Shape for Kamchatka: Our Training Hikes Part 1

We know we need to be in shape for our Kamchatka trip.  We will be climbing several volcanos, each requiring up to 3,000 or more feet in elevation gain.  So, as soon as the snow started melting in Colorado, it … Continue reading

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