Riding the Monarch Crest Trail

...Steve and I left Gunnison around 5pm, which was a bit later that we had intended. We were really nervous about the light situation when we finally got on our bikes and had left a car at Poncha Pass for the shuttle. Luckily, it didn't take long for us to get above treeline from the summit of Monarch Pass, where we were rewarded with some of the best views I have had in Colorado in a while...[Read More...]


Catching Up With the Fall, Part 2

During the first weekend of October, I was able to go mountain biking at a couple of locations I have wanted to go to since I got back into mountain biking in 2007: Pearl Pass and Anderson/Petroleum Lakes. I went with the DU Alpine Club for a cold but fun weekend. Pearl Pass When I … Continue reading Catching Up With the Fall, Part 2

The Long & Winding Moab

I just got back last night from Moab, Utah with the DU Alpine Club for a weekend with 44 college kids all hiking, climbing, and in my case, mountain biking in the desert oasis. It was my first couple of bike rides this season, and they definitely made me realize that mountain climbing does not … Continue reading The Long & Winding Moab