Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure

Earlier this winter, we set our sights on skiing up to Fairview Curve inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Fairview Curve is a lookout point along Trail Ridge Road, which is the main road inside of the park leading up to the Alpine Center. Last winter, we snowshoed up to Fairview Curve, and it had … Continue reading Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure

Can human judgment handle avalanches?

We’re better than ever at understanding the dangers of avalanches. So why can’t we avoid them? Kate Siber/High Country News All morning, I’d heard the roar of sloughs rocketing down cliffs as I skied up a mountain in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Now, standing at the summit with my six friends and our two guides, … Continue reading Can human judgment handle avalanches?

Breckenridge Nordic Center

This past weekend Larry and I ventured to the Breckenridge Nordic Center for the first time. Last winter, we had skied at the Gold Run Nordic Center twice (also in Breckenridge), and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences there, some of which will linger in our memories. Recently, we came across an individual who encouraged us to … Continue reading Breckenridge Nordic Center

POTW: Nature’s Silence

The Preston Loop, Gold Run Nordic Center My soul steers me into nature's silence. Angie Weiland-Crosby Maybe the best attribute about the great outdoors is the ability to explore nature's silence. Whether it is the rain in the spring, the waves lapping against the shoreline in the summer, the rustling of the leaves in the … Continue reading POTW: Nature’s Silence

Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

Stella worked half a day on New Years, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake, just as we had done the weekend prior for Christmas. This time, however, instead of cross-country skiing, our plans were set on snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

POTW: Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Never Summer Range as seen from Trail Ridge Road.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

Stella worked half a day on Christmas, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake for the weekend. Since closing up Base Camp for the season in October, Stella and I both have been itching to get back into the mountains once the snow … Continue reading Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing