As we approach spring I’m getting super excited for the Colorado Trail this summer. These cold winter days have me dreaming about long days hiking and camping in the summer sun. But there is a lot of planning that goes into an adventure like this…
If you like craft beer Fort Collins, CO is the place for you. With 21 breweries you’ll definitely be able to find your new favorite in this front range Colorado town. With an extensive bike path network, it’s also very easy to connect whichever ones you choose by bike.
I have always been a hiker. When I was young my mom used to take us to New Hampshire for scenic drives and we would get out and hike all the popular tourist spots. When we went up to our family camp in the middle of nowhere Maine we would hike the 4×4 roads as a family. I’m not sure I realized how much I loved these adventures until I got older and spent less time with my family.
Today was a beautiful Colorado day. It felt more like April then November. The snow was very soft, starting to get mushy in the sun and a little more hard pack in the shade. I took Shea to one of our favorite areas to see if we could get an idea of how the snow is looking for skiing.
After finally deciding that it would be a better idea to not deal with glob stopper on my skins, I decided to take out my three pin XC ski set up. They are much lighter weight than my splitboard, and my alpine skis are in the shop getting new bindings at the moment. Boy was I glad that I made that decision. It was gloppy for sure.
Last Saturday I ran the Kite Lake Triple in Alma, Colorado. The race is a similar atmosphere to The Quandary Crusher. It’s mostly a locals race, that is free and very unofficial. There’s no sign up, you just show up on race day and run to the summit’s of Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross, which are all peaks over 14,000ft. Continue reading “The Kite Lake Triple”