Month: August 2016

Soloing North Peak and Mt. Conness

Climbing North Peak and Mt. Conness

Soloing North Peak and Mt. Conness

We came from North Peak
Wow! Lots of exposed climbing
I need to poop bad

That’s the haiku I would have written if Conness had a summit register. After I got back from OR and #UintasHike16 craziness, Josh asked if I wanted to go solo the northwest ridge of North Peak and the north ridge of Mt. Conness in preparation for Matthes Crest. Not one to turn down a climbing adventure, I enthusiastically said yes. I was a little nervous because I’m one, a fraidy cat and two, our Matterhorn trip still loomed high and mighty on my mind.

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Backpacking the Uintas, Wilder Lake to Highline Trailhead

Backpacking the Uintas, Day 3: Wilder Lake to Highline Trailhead

Backpacking the Uintas, Wilder Lake to Highline Trailhead

It was the last day of our little trek. After a night of little sleep and lots of Kovas’ snoring, we all woke up at the buttcrack of dawn to pack up. I was psyched. It was crappy diner food time. Day one had been an ordeal. Day two was less so. Day three was our shortest day. Nothing could go wrong on this day where we were retracing our steps from Wilder Lake to the Highline Trailhead, right?

Wrong.

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Chaco Z/Cloud X2 Review

Chaco Z/Cloud X2

Chaco Z/Cloud X2 Review

Chacos are the king of the rafting and guide world. Outdoorists wear their sandal lines like a badge of honor. Rugged enough for the trails, but chic enough to rock on city streets, these shoes do it all in temperate environments. For Spring 2016, Chaco updated the footbed with their proprietary Z/Cloud and made their sandals that much better.

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