Category Archives: Mountains

Montana personal ad

April 2013, Electric Peak  Dear other states, Do you ever park by the river and chase a split rail fence along the national park boundary, carrying your skis through mud and sage? Stash your sneakers at snow line, then crunch over … Continue reading

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Ricochet

Gallatin Canyon, June 16, 2013 Time is running out. I’m getting married in five days. The summer solstice is near. We’re about to close on a house. The deadline for this story looms. The morning light is dropping quickly down the … Continue reading

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Leaving Argentina

I’m looking out the window on the flight from Houston to Denver, the second-to-last leg of our return trip from Patagonia. Soaring over what I think are the hills of West Texas, I reflect back on my time in Argentina. … Continue reading

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Patagonia

It’s 5 a.m., and rain is slathering lo de Guille, our hostel in El Chaltén, Argentina, drumming on the roof and hammering the cement outside the window. We woke at 4, already packed for the all-day hike to Paso Superior where … Continue reading

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Mount Cowen, Hollywood

Last summer Fats horsepacked Justin, Pat and me nine miles into the Absaroka Mountains, to Mount Cowen. Justin and I did a new 600-foot route on Eenie, a sub-peak of Cowen, and named it after a runaway packhorse. Here’s the … Continue reading

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The crew

Felicia sent me a few photos this week from one of our spring climbing missions to the Clarky, and I liked this one. With that pose, Rose (left) looks like she’s straight out of some 1950s climbing scene, a prophet … Continue reading

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A hundred excuses

Driving home from work on Wednesday night, I had a hundred excuses not to pull over and take a hike. I forgot a sports bra. It was sprinkling. I left the bear spray at home. I stayed up late last … Continue reading

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Skyline

I went climbing yesterday in Gallatin Canyon with photographer Jason Thompson and his awesome girlfriend Anne. He shot most of the afternoon, and then in the evening we ran up Skyline Ridge together during the magical sending light. I stayed ahead with … Continue reading

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Explosives, Hendrix and a turquoise mini skirt

Since I wore hiking boots and sweatpants during the 1980s, I didn’t really get to appreciate the style of that era. Last week, however, I embraced it at a showing of Greg Stump’s “Legend of Aahhh’s” at Lone Peak Cinema, … Continue reading

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POW

Last week was one of the best of my ski life. I got invited to rage with Powder magazine’s crew at Jackson, and it was the first time I’ve ever skied the village in good conditions. Awesome people, great skiing and … Continue reading

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