Author Archives: Mike
After skiing the Needle on Friday, Marc was down to only four peaks left to finish his 14er project. Thanks to some photos posted a week prior, we were fairly confident that Belford and Oxford would be in shape for … Continue reading
Carl put together an outstanding video from the day, and it’s highly recommended viewing: Carl’s Crestone Needle video He also posted a trip report over on 14ers.com: Carl’s 14ers.com TR A few weeks later, more snow, and a fair … Continue reading
A few years ago I saw reports of people skiing Mt. Bierstadt as a quick after-work outing, and decided that was how I had to do it. My Friday began with an alpine start – but at my desk, rather … Continue reading
Going in to this climb, the five of us (Carl, Eric, Marc, Matt, and myself) were aware of a not-too-pleasant weather forecast. Winds were expected to be bad, and we only had a few hour window when it would be … Continue reading
A couple months ago, I briefly mentioned FITS Sock Co. after talking to them at SIA. I’ve been using their Ultra Light Ski sock exclusively since then, and have become a big fan. For an “ultra light” sock, these look … Continue reading
I sometimes wonder why I do this to myself. Out of bed at 2am. Driving at 2:45. Hiking at 5:20. Questionable snow conditions. Horrible winds, well above the forecast. I managed to convince Nate to come, while Marc and Eric … Continue reading
The snow has finally been falling in Colorado, which makes the dogs (particularly Sophie) happy. There’s not a whole lot to say about these photos, so I won’t. Enjoy.
I made it up to Aspen Highlands on Sunday, and had one of my better days in the past couple seasons. Brought along the big camera too, so here’s a few shots from the bowl.
Black Diamond is always one of my favorite stops at SIA. I had some concerns a couple years ago when they went public and started buying up other companies, starting with Gregory. More recently, they picked up Pieps, another company … Continue reading