Colorado Climbing
July 31 - August 21, 2011
July 31

August 1

August 2

August 3

August 4

August 5

August 8

August 10

August 12

August 13

August 17

August 19

August 21
In Search of Rattlesnake Arches  Photos

Climbing Challenger Point  Photos

Climbing Mt. Yale  Photos

Climbing Mt. Elbert  Photos

Climbing Mt. Princeton  Photos

Climbing Mt. Massive  Photos

Climbing in the Gore Range  Photos

Climbing Mt. of the Holy Cross  Photos

Climbing Mts. Harvard and Columbia  Photos

Climbing Mts. Shavano and Tabeguache  Photos

Climbing Mts. Oxford and Belford

Climbing Mt. Huron

Climbing La Plata Peak
Do not burn yourself out.  Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic.
Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure.
It is not enough to fight for the West; it is even more important to enjoy it.  While you still can.  While it's still here.
So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers,
breathe deep of that sweet yet lucid air, sit quietly for awhile and contemplate the precious stillness,
that lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep the brain in your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive,
and I promise you this much:  I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those deskbound men with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.
I promise you this:  You will outlive the bastards.