Friday, September 28, 2012


Here is some footage of a Boy Scout canoe trip in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in the late 1950's.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Photo by duckandcover

On Friday, September 21st, President Obama added Chimney Rock to the list of National Monuments by utilizing the Antiquities Act. Chimney Rock National Monument is comprised of 4,726 acres and is located in southwestern Colorado in the San Juan National Forest. This area is extremely important to modern Pueblo Indians because their ancestors inhabited this land 1,000 years ago.  Some deduce that the Ancestral Pueblos peoples built their "great house" in order to get a front row seat for the major lunar standstill.  From the great room (built in 1076) the twin pillars of Chimney Rock frame a narrow piece of sky; every 18.6 years the full moon rises perfectly between the spires and is only visible from this vantage point.  Watch this video about the lunar standstill at Chimney Rock.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


When Were You Young? is a short film by Trevor Ware about exploring our beautiful country on his 1974 Honda CB550K for 3 years.  If this doesn't make you want to hit the road, I don't know what will.  Trevor also has an (inactive) blog but it's still a nice read.  Lastly, earlier this month Trevor was tragically hit on his motorcycle by a drunk driver and is now in a coma.  Friends and family started a hospital fund if you feel so inclined.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Photo by Lynn

The Glacier Gorge Traverse (Rocky Mountain National Park) is an epic loop hitting 11 peaks and 12,000' of climbing packed into 20 miles.  The Continental Divide runs to the west and south of the basin and the Long's Peak massif to the east.  The gorge is decorated with enormous slabs of granite, canyons, waterfalls and tarns.  Anton Krupicka recently completed the traverse and wrote a fantastic trip report on his running times blog.  In fact Tony put up a new FKT (fastest known time) for this route.  Truly inspiring.  I hope to head out that way sooner rather than later.