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Aspen Sky: Cottonwood Pass, Colorado

If you’re a photographer in Colorado, it is required (perhaps by law) that you have two shots in your portfolio. First, you need the fall Aspens looking up at the sky shot. 26 more words


A drive over Cottonwood Pass and a visit to Tincup Colorado

Thursday (9/1) we decided would be a great day to drive over to an old mining town called Tincup we were told about during coffee in the clubhouse on Tuesday. 807 more words

A Little About Us

Starting the JMT

Horseshoe Meadow elevation 9940 ft to Rock creek camp site elevation 9518 ft max elevation 11516 ft, approx 14 1/2 miles hiked

Wow, last night was brutal. 217 more words

Colorado Notes - III: Solo Hiking As Novelty

I’ve always struggled to understand the solo hiker. Walking alone in the wilderness suggested a journey suffused with equal parts boredom and fear: no one to point to a sight seen along the way, no one to seek refuge with in case of danger. 555 more words


Colorado Notes - II: The Kindness Of Strangers

Before my recent trip to Colorado, I had not hitchiked in many years. There was no need to. And it seemed like a bad idea in most cases. 1,016 more words


Cottonwood Pass

One of my favorite drives in Colorado in the summer is up and over Cottonwood Pass.  The drive through this mountain wonderland is a shortcut to Crested Butte and Taylor Park Reservoir. 87 more words


Cottonwood Pass

Before we bedded down for the night we had set 9am as our “launch” time.  We were close. Last minute packing and repacking occurred, as well as a thorough search of our vehicles to ensure that no fragrant things or food items were left in the car (as I write this sitting in Crabtree Meadows, it occurred to me that we may have left our car freshener thingy in the air vent.  808 more words