Escape to the Park

It’s already too damn hot, maybe triple-digits tomorrow. Just listened to a podcast on coastal villages in AK being relocated due to climate change. The swamp cooler’s going gangbusters upstairs.

Time for a Park mission.

We are so blessed here on the Front Range to have the terrain and protected landscape we do. Many folks kill for a vacation like we get a bunch of times a month. Lucky us! Tomorrow we’re headed up to Hallett for a lap on the “Englishman’s Route,” in the Tyndall Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park. My climbing partner has done it in winter, so he’s looking to get a glimpse of it snow-and-ice free. Cool.

It goes at 5.8 and it’s not Eldo…so we’re golden, right? How many times those words have bit me in the ass. Got the Gillett book out, checking Mountainproject.com, packing the tiniest pack possible, and away we go. Pics to follow.

 

 

Related Stories

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

Ode to the Craftsmen

A silent skier squints into a rapidly intensifying storm, attempting to make out the remnants of a meandering skin track through the...

Arapahoe Basin’s New Aerial Adventure Park!

Story by Katherine Fuller, pictured above “Oh, good. I wanted to see how this was going to go.”

Escape the Heat in Estes Park

The crown jewel of the Colorado Rockies is the best place to find cool mountain adventure this summer. Here are a few...

IT’S BIG, REALLY BIG: Your Quick Guide to Sizing Up the Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa is the largest, flat-topped mountain in the world, spanning 541 square miles and rising between 5,000 and 11,000 feet of elevation. It...