Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

Skiing and Hiking in the Colorado Backcountry


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Schooling Mt. Princeton (14,197′)

View of the ridge and Princeton’s summit

Dave Gardner and I had planned on continuing our assault on the Sawatch Range by attempting Mt. Princeton (14,197′) on July 14th, 2012.  I was worried about Princeton’s infamous road  (for good reason!) and was hoping we could take Dave’s Jeep to make things a little more manageable.  Continue reading

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High on Huron (14,003′) and Speedy Too!

Huron Shines in the Morning Sun

July 1st, 4:30am I was out of bed and in the car heading towards Chaffee county Rd 390.  I’ve taken this trip several times before since 390 feeds would-be climbers into the popular Missouri Gulch.  From here hikers can bag three 14ers, Belford, Oxford and of course Missouri.  It had been almost a year to the day that Jon Jay and I skied Missouri but this time I had a different objective, Huron Peak. Continue reading