The Wayward Bottle
Jul 20, 2010 by Robert Jones | 2 Comments
This was my very first visit to the Maroon Bells. Folks, words can not articulate the raw beauty of such a place. I now understand why the Bells are the most photographed mountains in the state. Just in case you are wondering "Maroon" is a reference to the distinctive color and "Bells" is a ... [More]
Jun 21, 2010 by Robert Jones | 0 Comments
About 16 months back I attempted a winter climb on Yale. It was a couple degrees below zero when we started and the snow was knee/thigh deep all the way to treeline. The total trip was slightly over 12 hours long and it was exhausting!!! Unfortunately the winds were extremely strong above treeline ... [More]
Jun 08, 2010 by Robert Jones | 0 Comments
Over the past several weeks I have had numerous outings cancel because of the many spring snow storms up high. Well, this weekend my schedule was open and the weather was cooperative. Here's how the equation works: an open schedule + good weather = a good time.
The focus for this outing is a ... [More]
Apr 13, 2010 by Robert Jones | 0 Comments
I tried again to summit Atlantic, but was turned back for the second time. Many folks apparently use this climb as a training route for bigger climbs. The ridge is narrowly defined and is a real treat.
Just as we gained the bottom part of the west ridge two guys were descending in rapid step. ... [More]
Apr 05, 2010 by Robert Jones | 0 Comments
Shortly after my arrival to Colorado I added a new item to my bucket list. I set a goal of spending a night in a snow cave on an exposed ridge above tree line. Well, I am pleased to be able to check that item off the list. A window on some good weather opened up and it was a mad dash to La Plata ... [More]