Mt. Shavano

Mt. Shavano Elevation: 14,229′ Class: 2 The one that started it all… Rewind back to 2009… I was living just outside of Salida in a town called Poncha Springs  and working golf course construction as a summer job. Poncha Springs and Salida sit in the Arkansas Valley which is surrounded by the Sangre De Cristo and … More Mt. Shavano

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