Spartan Beast @ Breckenridge

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Our employees said, “We should put together a team for a Spartan race”. OK. I sort of thought I knew what I was getting into but honestly didn’t know which variant of all the various strength/mud/obstacle races this was. Wasn’t even sure how long it was. Figured I can run so whatever. Hence, no real training or preparation went into … Read More

Mount Massive (14,421′)

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Distance 11.8 miles (on Strava but should be more like 9 based on our route) Total Time 7 hr 0 min Summit Elevation 14,421 feet Elevation Gain 4,268 feet Route Southwest Slopes via North Halfmoon Creek GPS Analysis Strava I usually try and hit one 14er each summer with the kids. Reagan somehow got it in her head when we … Read More

RV Life

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This spring we decided as a family that we needed to hit the road a bit more. When we started going to Leadville, we only went to Leadville. It is nice to have a home base in the mountains but it closes your mind to anything that is too far from home. So we started looking at campers. We shopped … Read More

Mount Antero (14,269′)

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Distance 9.5 miles Moving Time 4 hr 5 min Summit Elevation 14,269 feet Elevation Gain 3,023 feet Route Baldwin Gulch TH (4WD) GPS Analysis Strava Sydney and I had a day to ourselves while the rest of the family had other obligations. I had been eyeing Antero for many years. Some amount of sheer confusion given the whole 4WD road … Read More

Brown’s Canyon

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Sometimes our summer activities are limited by the ages and weights of the children. This activity has been on our todo list for a long time. We pass Brown’s Canyon every time we head to the hot springs and dreamt of the day we can get the kids on the water. The minimum age for class III rapids at about … Read More