The U.S.’s Only Privately Owned 14er

I just published a trip report of my early morning jaunt up Culebra Peak, the only privately owned 14er in the country and the high point of the spectacular 83,000-acre Cielo Vista Ranch. Click over to the Mirr… Read More

Lloyd Athearn – Protecting and Preserving Colorado’s Highest Peaks

Lloyd Athearn is the Executive Director of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks through active stewardship and public education.  CFI’s work includes building… Read More

Halloween on Mt. Elbert

After a busy and productive week on the road that included three ranch tours and 750+ miles of driving, I decided to wrap up the trip with some much needed exercise and adventure. After finishing my last appointment… Read More

Weekend in the Upper Arkansas River Valley

This past weekend, my wife and I spent a classic Colorado weekend in one of my favorite valleys in all of the American West – The Upper Arkansas River Valley. On Saturday night, we attended the Colorado Cattlemen’s… Read More

Fall in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.  Mount Elbert – Lake County, Colorado.  

Quandary Peak Sunset

After a full day touring ranches, I decided to make a quick trip up 14,265-foot Quandary Peak before starting the two hour drive back to Boulder.  I didn’t leave the trailhead until 6:30 PM, so I had to… Read More