Backcountry Ice – Climbing Dexter Creek Slabs in Ouray

After Sameer’s departure, I continued climbing with Justin and Jason–the early arrivals from the DC group. Tuesday morning we just happened to connect with John and Jim from Salt Lake City when we were all climbing around one another in the School Room in the Ice Park. They let us in on their plan to get on some backcountry, multipitch …

The Amphitheater above town. Photo by Bird Shot.

Second Week of Ice Climbing in Ouray, Colorado

Following the Ouray Ice Festival the crowds disappeared, though the bitter cold remained. This weather was beginning to feel more reminiscent of the screaming barfies inducing New Hampshire ice climbing scene. This 30+ degree F climbing and easy accessibility of the Ice Park had been making me soft! Well, at least I could finally use some more of my toe …

Backpacking the Allegheny Front Trail in Pennsylvania (42 miles)

Backpacking the Allegheny Front Trail in Pennsylvania (42 miles)

A group of us from DC UL Backpacking decided we needed a change of pace from Virginia backpacking, so we headed north to Pennsylvania so we could hike the Allegheny Front Trail up near State College, Pennsylvania over the recent three-day weekend. The Allegheny Front Trail (AFT) is a relatively recently completed trail (1998) and which forms a nearly 42-mile loop …