Tomorrow evening, I’m heading out to the wildflower kingdom that is the San Juan Mountains for 16 days. There will be two great backpacking trips to new places for me, many cool pictures taken, and a lot of lightning that will test the nerves. I hope I make it back to post an update!
I will work on a full trip report later for the main site when the busy summer is over, but here’s another brief recap.
Over the weekend, a friend and I did a one-night backpacking above Eccles Pass, where we camped in the saddle below the unofficially named Demming Mountain. Three weeks ago, I saw the [...]
Yes, you read that title right! I actually went to one of my most dreaded places to visit, that oh-so-popular park to the north. I don’t dread it so much for the scenery aspect, but for all the crowds who flock there and who think it’s the greatest thing the state has to offer, which [...]
I had a fairly uneventful three-day weekend in the San Juans. I left work and drove straight to Enginer Pass on Friday night, where I camped. It had stormed earlier in the day, and I was left with really nice cloudy conditions for Saturday’s sunrise. I laid low below tree line for most of the [...]
Full trip report to be added later, but this is the quick version in the interim.
This was the most difficult thing I’ve done to date! Let’s just say by the end of our (dare I even list the time it took) ten-hour hike up running on one sandwich for the second half of the hike, [...]