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Hesperus Mountain marks the northern boundary of the traditional homeland of the Navajo. It is the Sacred Mountain of the North. Colorfully banded and the highest peak in the La Plata Range at...
DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 |
The colossal summit plateau northeast of Durango’s Missionary Ridge is an arresting curiosity – come along and explore the west half of Mountain View Crest. Miles fly by while striding over...
DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 |
“Eastward the dawn rose, ridge behind ridge into the morning, and vanished out of eyesight into guess; it was no more than a glimmer blending with the hem of the sky, but it spoke to them, out of...
DATE: Aug. 13, 2015 |
An iconic, ridge-lover’s fantasy, The Catwalk is an 0.4-mile-long knife ridge located north of the Cinnamon Pass Road, east of Animas Forks. The constriction links Animas Forks Mountain and Point...
DATE: July 23, 2015 |
Ice Lake Basin has a devoted local following and an international reputation. We are seduced by the color of the lake, great swaths of tundra, ease of the trail, and the surrounding wildly high...
DATE: July 16, 2015 |
There are many paths to Jura Knob, an island in a sea of boundless tundra with a large-caliber vantage point. While our loop begins on the Coal Creek Trail and returns on the Pass Creek Trail, the...
DATE: July 2, 2015 |
Castle Rock is accessible, heart-stirring and powerfully gorgeous any time of the year. This half-day hike north of Durango takes you to the top of a spectacular 800-foot precipice. The...
DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 |
CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah Forceful and mighty, Druid Arch exerts its penetrating influence on all who approach. Two sky slits in the sandstone monolith have a shocking effect, multiplying the...
DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 |
MOAB, Utah – When I first rolled into Moab, Edward Abbey was alive, the streets were dirt, and it was off-season all year. Today, the quiet period is reduced to a mere sliver of annular time, and...
DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 |
While Animas City Mountain may be accessed from two locations, this counterclockwise loop starts at the West Fourth Avenue Trailhead. The route heads northeast along the perimeter of the mountain,...
DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 |
The La Plata Mountains encapsulate the rapidly evolving story of the American West. Miners paid the unromantic price of severe hardship with little reward. Vestiges of their presence linger and...
DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 |
I climb Snowdon Peak every summer; it is among my finger-count favorites in the San Juan Mountains. The classic route, also the safest, approaches the summit from the north ridge and returns via...
DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 |
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