Backpacking Crater Lake in the Gore Range

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Backpacking Crater Lake in the Gore Range The Gore Range, Vail, Colorado (*Not the Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness…) Backpacking Crater Lake in the Gore Range – A couple years ago, my buddy found a hike to the unofficially-named Crater Lake in the Gore Range at the base of the Spider (12,692′) and […]

Backpacking Deluge Lake in Vail

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Backpacking Deluge Lake in Vail The Gore Range, Vail, Colorado I had never even heard of Deluge Lake until a few years ago when a buddy (Ninety Seventy) had posted up some sunset pictures from his hike… it looked pretty awesome. Grand Traverse Peak (13,041′), the ridge that provides the impressive and iconic backdrop to Vail, […]

A Quick Overnight to Lost Lake

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A Quick Overnight to Lost Lake Gore Range, Vail, Colorado A Quick Overnight to Lost Lake – Even though it’s nestled up against the Gore Range and just over the ridge to the south of Piney Lake outside of Vail, the views at Lost Lake just aren’t as grand or iconic. It’s still a beautiful […]

The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail Colorado

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The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado Vail, Colorado Every June, the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, and music are held in Vail, CO. The GoPro Mountain Games are kind of the unofficial start to summer in the valley as professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail. Along […]

The Incredible Colorado Fall Colors

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Colorado Fall Colors The Colorado fall colors have been in full swing and it’s absolutely incredible out there right now. After spending most of August on the road, I got back just in time to get hiking, biking, and driving my butt off as much as I can… One for the Road Photography – Shop […]

Mystic Island Lake

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Mystic Island Lake Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado For about the first 3.5 miles, the Lake Charles trail in the northwestern Sawatch Range and Holy Cross Wilderness was actually kind of bland; A curvy, rutted, and rocky trail simply through a dense forest. The trail is plagued with ‘false summits’ where we expected to see the lake around […]

Shrine Mountain Inn, Jay’s Cabin

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Shrine Mountain Inn, Jay’s Cabin Vail Pass, Colorado 10th Mountain Division Hut Association “Shrine Mountain Inn is located on 80 acres of private land totally surrounded by National Forest. Why this parcel of private land on Shrine Pass exists is not clear. The land was neither a homestead nor a mining claim, but instead, was purchased […]

Fowler-Hilliard Hut

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Fowler-Hilliard Hut Camp Hale, Colorado 10th Mountain Division Hut Association “The Fowler-Hilliard Hut, owned and operated by 10th Mountain, was originally constructed in the summer of 1988. It was named for Ann Fowler and Ed Hilliard, avid mountaineers tragically killed in a climbing accident on North Maroon Peak near Aspen. Hut construction was generously funded […]

2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

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2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Vail / Beaver Creek, Colorado The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek showcased over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. These World Championships represented the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics. The tradition […]

White Christmas in Vail Colorado

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White Christmas in Vail Vail, Colorado It turned out to be a White Christmas in Vail. We had been in a pretty long snow-drought since November, but with a few feet of snow dumping right before the holiday, it made for some fantastic skiing and a beautiful, festive atmosphere. One for the Road Photography – Shop & […]

A Crusty Opening of China Bowl

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2014 Opening of China Bowl Vail Ski Resort, Colorado I do some very casual shooting for Vail Ski Resort every once and a while. I got a call on the first weekend of December that ski patrol was going to drop the ropes the next morning and open China Bowl for the season. Early season […]

The 2014 GoPro Mountain Games

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The 2014 GoPro Mountain Games 2014 GoPro Mountain Games – Every June, the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, and music are held in Vail, CO. The GoPro Mountain Games are considered the unofficial start to summer in the valley as professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to […]

Complete Solitude at Vail Ski Resort

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Complete Solitude at Vail Ski Resort Vail, Colorado Vail Ski Resort takes a lot of heat for long lift lines. Yes, sometimes it’s well justified, but that’s definitely not always the case and no matter what, at the end of the day, it’s always worth it. Last week after watching another cloudless sunrise from the North […]

Fall at Piney Lake

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Fall at Piney Lake After an extremely wet September across Colorado (and some horrible flooding…), the skies finally cleared up for a final few days of summer. Then temperatures dropped and more rain came in finally leaving the high peaks coated in white… One for the Road Photography – Shop & Prints

Shrine Ridge atop Vail Pass

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Shrine Ridge Vail Pass, Colorado Shrine Ridge is a relatively easy hiking trail off Shrine Pass road (FSR 712), 2.3 miles from the Vail Pass exit. It’s a 2.1 mile hike with only 650′ elevation gain through wild flower-dotted meadows up to the ridge where you get full on 360° views of the Gore Range, Ten Mile […]

The Epic Two Elks Trail in Vail

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Two Elks Trail Vail, Colorado I’ve been hearing about how epic the Two Elks trail in Vail for years now, but I’d never taken the time to do it. On paper, it’s a pretty monster ride (11 miles one-way with 3500’+ elevation change) and/or requires a shuttle from Vail Pass (East trailhead) and Minturn (West […]

 
 
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