Maroon Death Traps

The Elk mountain range in Colorado is widely considered to be some of the most dangerous mountains in the world to climb. It isn’t their heights or even extreme weather that puts them in that category. It is the terrain. The mountains are made up of metamorphic sedimentary mudstone which easily breaks up into sharp […]

Bear Bait In Lost Creek Wilderness

  When we got to the trailhead at Lost Park Campground it was hailing.  As my buddies pulled up and rolled down their window the look on their faces was both excitement and bewilderment.  It was their first backpacking trip and they were probably thinking, “What the fuck did I get myself into.” They asked […]