Advice for those looking for it: Stay more than one night; go here if you are looking for mellow ski terrain and good views; and make sure you come back to Aspen when there is some stereotypical wild techno-champagne party at the base of Aspen Mountain (complete with tacky, expensive outerwear) to make it feel as if you took a wrong turn in Basalt and ended up in Europe somehow...
Tag: Elk Mountains
Maroon Bells Traverse
With chimichangas in our bellies and Capitol under our belts, Chris and I drove up Maroon Creek road to meet my friend Alan, whom I work with at Bent Gate Mountaineering, and his friend Matt for a quick six hours of sleep and a day on the Maroon Bells. We hit the trail at about … Continue reading Maroon Bells Traverse
Return to Capitol
Two years ago, after skiing off the summit of Quandary Peak, I began my "Summer of 14er Fever," with the crux being an ascent of Capitol Peak with my brother Steve. A couple of weeks ago, Chris expressed desire to doing Capitol, and I thought it would be a perfect warm-up for my summer of … Continue reading Return to Capitol