Driving through tornado alley to discover wild climbing at Jackson Falls

◊ 6.2.2017 ◊ Jackson Falls, Illinois Fancy climbing in a jungle-like setting? How are you at dealing with gnarly spiders on route? To find out, look no further than Jackson Falls in Southern Illinois during the summer. At the end of May we left Colorado and started the long drive east. Most of the drive … More Driving through tornado alley to discover wild climbing at Jackson Falls

Central Colorado at its Finest: 14k Peaks and Stellar Climbing

◊ 5.23.2017 ◊ Buena Vista, Colorado After spending a few days in Denver in a snowstorm, we headed south-west to meet up with a friend in Buena Vista. We found ourselves driving up to Cottonwood Lake and camping at 9500 feet elevation for the weekend. It was cold, but at least this part of the … More Central Colorado at its Finest: 14k Peaks and Stellar Climbing

The Stunning Rocky Mountain National Park

◊ 5.15.2017 ◊ Estes Park, Colorado 415 square miles of protected spectacular mountains, high alpine lakes, and forest. Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a natural wonder. The Continental Divide cuts directly through the center of the park, creating a climatic division. The road leading through the park reaches 12,000 elevation, and is therefore closed … More The Stunning Rocky Mountain National Park

Crossing the Continental Divide & climbing Poudre Canyon

◊ 5.13.2017 ◊ Poudre Canyon, Colorado From Steamboat Springs, our next destination was Rocky Mountain National Park, but the highway that crosses the park is closed until June. We then had to pick another highway to cross the Continental Divide and get to the Front Range and the East side of the park. We went … More Crossing the Continental Divide & climbing Poudre Canyon