Climbing Mt. Massive

View west from Mt. Massive

One of the advantages of having a "normal" job is that I get federal holidays off. Somewhat of a mixed blessing, in reality, but as an end result, I ended up with a 3 day weekend for the 4th of July. I decided to take the opportunity to climb another 14er, since I would have plenty of time to recover.

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Climbing Mt. Sherman

View from the top of Mt. Sheridan

Having failed to reach the top of Mt. Sherman back in May (mainly because the skiing looked so much better on Mt. Sheridan), I decided to return now that summer has officially started and hike the mountain.

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Mineral Basin Drone Footage

My father and I went exploring today to see how high up roads were open. The road over Cottonwood Pass was still closed (as are the roads over Independence Pass and to the top of Mt. Evans), so we went on the road that goes by Cottonwood Lake up to Mineral Basin.

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Backcountry Skiing near Mt. Sherman

After a fairly long week, hour wise, at work, and a slightly exhausting 18km long run, I came up with the genious idea to do a little bit of backcountry skiing. As there is basically no snow left in the front range, I headed to Fairplay with plans of skiing on Mt. Sherman, a 14er that is a few miles west of there.

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