At only 13,294 feet, the Citadel is not even one of the higher 13ers ( a peak above 13,000 feet) in the state of Colorado. What it is though, is a fun one. With many of the peaks being a gentle, albeit long, hike, the Citadel is not one of those. The route goes at […]
The Flatirons are one of the iconic features of Boulder, Colorado. Every pamphlet and to do list on Boulder probably suggests hiking to them via some trail in the Chautauqua state park. Having lived in Boulder for a few years, I had hiked pretty much trail you could take in the park, but I hadn’t […]
In my previous gear review, I talked about Black Crows’ Atris Birdie skis. I have set up on them the Marker F12 bindings which have done very well so far. I wanted the versatility of the bindings and was not sure if I would lose downhill performance if I went with tech bindings. These full […]
With all the different skis out there, from Big Mountain to Powder to Freestyle to All Mountain, it is hard to decide what ski you should buy. The first ski you buy should be a ski you will get the most use out of, and that is where the All Mountain ski comes in. Beginners […]
New or wanting to start backpacking and not sure where to start? That is okay! Everyone starts somewhere so here is a compilation of some of the best resources for beginner backpackers, or even if you need a refresher. R.E.I. The massive outdoor gear store not only will sell and fit your backpack for you, […]
Here is a comprehensive list of all of Colorado’s ski resorts, detailing which ones allow uphill access and which ones don’t as well as if your pooch is allowed to go with you. For a ski resort to be allowed on this list, it must have one operational lift. All closed down ski areas are considered backcountry.