Lowa Terek GTX Hiking Boots

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When I received the boots in the mail, I wore them around the house for about an hour that afternoon to help break them in before a climb up Longs Peak (14,256ft., 5k elevation gain, 15 miles roundtrip) in Colorado. We opted to hike via the Keyhole Route with my wife and our good friend. This was my third time to ascend this route and I felt it … [Read more...]

All Mixed Up

All-mixed-up

In the fall when the temperatures are trying to get below zero in the foothills of Colorado, the ice has no problem being hardened by the sub freezing temperatures in the high country above 10,000 feet. In most years the fall is one of the best seasons to climb ice routes due to the minimal snow pack on the approach and solid forming ice up high. … [Read more...]

Winter Approach

7 Bar Grille

As we enter the winter season, some spirits are dulled. The bikes are hung, camping gear is stored, and the grills are covered. We start to unload the previously tucked away sweaters, load up on the firewood, and try to build our immune systems to avoid the flu and most recently H1N1. To help build your immune system this season, stick to those … [Read more...]

White Water, Kayaks, and Good Times

In-the-water!

The changing of the seasons each year brings the excitement and planning for all my upcoming adventures. Too often when we talk about or think of Jeep trips we associate it with a wheeling adventure or expedition. Some of my favorite moments in my Jeeps have been while traveling to or from a camping or hiking trip, kayaking excursion, and even … [Read more...]

Hiking Longs Peak

Boulder-Field

I remember the conversation during a get together in May of this year. We were there to celebrate the end of the ski season. We were having a good time! Becky (my wife), Regina (a friend), and I were discussing climbing and Regina said she wanted to climb Longs Peak. … [Read more...]

Trails of Geronimo – A Jeep Expedition

Modern-cavalry-coming-through-Fort-Bowie

When you hear the word “Geronimo,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For some it might be the memory of childhood fun with running and jumping into the pool in the classic “cannonball” position and yelling “Geronimo.” But, if you are a history buff and a fan of classic westerns then no doubt your first thought will be of the Apache … [Read more...]

Slipping Away Into the San Juans

Slipping-away-into-the-San-Juans

The mighty San Juan mountain range sits in the southwest corner of Colorado. If you’re looking for entertainment of the outdoor variety, this is the place to go. … [Read more...]