My dad and I head out for a trip each year, just the two of us. The past couple years we’ve planned to head into the Uintas but make last minute re-routes when the forecast inevitably begins projecting two feet of wet snow. So, we’ve ended up walking desert canyons the past couple years, chewing carefully [...]
From Idaho, we motored north on Highway 93, into Montana and my old stomping grounds in the Bitterroot Valley. I bored Allison reminiscing about ski adventures gone awry as we passed Trapper Peak, Como and El Cap, Sky Pilot and Gash Point, Saint Mary’s and Saint Joe and finally Lolo. Looking back, it’s pretty incredible [...]
“Ha! You’ve got to be kidding me!” was Noah’s email response to a note I’d sent asking if he wanted to link up Mt Olympus with Twin Peaks. He attached a map with a red line he’d just then been drawing that connected Olympus to Twin Peaks to Lone Peak. My first thought when [...]
These are my favorite photos from the past couple weeks spent working the the field.
I first heard of the traverse between Crestone Peak and the Needle from Austin. He had just finished climbing the Needle’s Ellingwood Arrete and was enjoying the summit when a climber asked where the traverse began. Austin pointed him towards the downclimbing that begins the route towards the Peak and was horrified [...]