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Baker Pass and Parika Lake

Baker Pass and Parika Lake

Derek and I made the truly brilliant decision to head to Baker Pass. We had a few other options on the table and we’re so thankful we made this choice. Over the 6+ hours, we only got 15 miles in, so it was pretty dang slow by our standards but there was nothing for it. The flowers were the best I have ever seen them in northern Colorado… far thicker than anywhere I’ve stumbled upon within the park boundary. We…

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Hallett Peak #50

Hallett Peak #50

I had put off #50 for over a year. I really wanted to stand on┬ámy 50th summit of Hallett Peak last summer with Daphne in tow, but she chose to do Mt. Chiquita instead. This is a special summit to me as it was my first ‘real’ summit I ever stood on back in the summer of 2001. I had just moved out here from Texas and was wide eyed and soaking this new landscape in like a sponge. I…

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El Vaquero Loco

El Vaquero Loco

It’s been a long while since I have posted anything at all. A certain experience at Bear last year mandated a break from running and a redirection of some things. I took some time off. Well, a lot of time off… gained some weight, worked hard, enjoyed more time with the fam, and only kept up a very minimal relationship with running. And it has been wonderful. But… I still believe that this mountain running thing, over long distances, is…

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