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A Day in the Clouds

I went south this weekend and hiked into Willow Lake to climb Challenger Point (14.081) and Kit Carson Peak (14.165). It was an incredible hike and both mountains were great climbs. The camping at the lake wasn’t that bad either… Here is a video of the trip and a few pictures as well. I’ll upload a full gallery in a bit.

Hiking up

Climbing Challenger Point from Willow Lake

On the ridge

On the ridge climbing towards Challenger Points summit

Jim and Tyler enjoy Pringles at the top, a tradition

Greys and Torreys

Ticked 2 14ers off the list this morning. Greys Peak (14.270) and Torreys Peak (14.267) are near Denver, off of I-70.

Here is a little video. Thats definitely the closest I’ve ever been to a ptarmigan (a semi-rare alpine bird that hops around).

Video: Our 4th of July

South Arapahoe Peak

The plan was to climb South Arapahoe and traverse to North Arapahoe, but I was going to be cutting it close getting to work at the library by 2, so the classic traverse will have to wait.

Video of my hike

South Arapahoe rises sharply above my right shoulder


Approaching the saddle, South Arapahoe is right of center here.

The wading game

Trevor and I have had a rough few days fishing. After unnsuccesful attempts at Grand Lake, and then Brainard/Red Rock Lake, we went down to Rocky Mountain Angler (local fly store, incredible, do go) and asked for help.

Brian told us some great places to check out in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as a few lakes in the Indian Peaks which are still frozen solid. Last night we went back to Brainard to try out the new flies and see if our timing, right around sunset, would help.

The fish were definitely rising, but I didn’t have the right size fly. The hatch is still tiny, and I was fishing something that kind of looked like what was flying/landing above the water, but was about 3 times too large. The frustrating thing was seeing the fish hit my fly, just to figure out it was indeed fake, and spit it out.

We took the Hero and got some cool video, were hoping to make a fishing epic by the end of the summer. Now we just need to catch something.

That ripple out there is a fish tasting, but not taking, my fly

Mt. Neva, round 4

Attempting Mt Neva’s north ridge for the fourth time tomorrow morning. I’m leaving Boulder at 4 am so I’ll have plenty of time to hike up there before any storms start building (I hope).

Hopefully I can edit this post with a picture of me on top.
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It’s done! Scratch Mt. Neva off the list.

Mt. Neva, north ridge is visible from right to left

The hard part. Never felt like I needed a rope, but it is a bit "airy"

Once above the steep streaked wall, its a walk in (2 mile high) park

On top, 12'836'

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