Emerald Lake

A buddy of mine and I decided to take a weekend off from climbing mountains and try a local out and back hike.  The decided upon hike would be 10 miles out to Emerald lake which lies in the Weminuche wilderness, the largest wilderness area in Colorado. The Pine River trailhead begins just east of … More Emerald Lake

The Mighty Uncompahgre

This was a special one. Originally we had planned to hike Uncompahgre Peak to celebrate the life of our dear friend Rob who had passed away 10 months prior.  Plans for his parents to come down for the hike fell through at the last minute but something special happened a couple of weeks prior to the hike. … More The Mighty Uncompahgre

Wetterhorn Peak

The crew (Matt, Boden, Rob, and myself) had started to gain some confidence climbing mountains and wanted to push our boundaries a little by throwing in some technical climbing routes.  There are a couple of rating systems that are used to designate the difficulty and technicality of routes.  The most widely used system in North … More Wetterhorn Peak

Here Goes Nothing

Hello world – So, a little bit about myself and why I am starting up this blog: My name is Ross and I live in Durango, CO.  I grew up in Kansas and frequently visited the mountains of Colorado with my family through summer/winter vacations.  Those trips instilled a desire for adventure and exploring that … More Here Goes Nothing