Just Hiking

An extensive collection of low-quality trip reports.

This is a personal website that includes photos and a short narrative from my hiking, scrambling, backpacking, and climbing adventures over the last 25 years. Take a look if you are interested. Thank You. James Just

06/10/2023 - Rito Alto Peak
A bi-centennial peak in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

05/27/2023 - Bridal Veil Falls
A large waterfall outside of Telluride, Colorado.

05/26/2023 - Twin Buttes (East)
A low peak near Durango, Colorado.

04/16/2023 - Spiral Staircase (15)
A late season ice day in Vail, Colorado.

02/11/2023 - Honeymoon Gully/Bigcicle
A couple of climbs in the Chain Station Crag.

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This site was designed to share my recreational adventures in the mountains. I have posted photos, statistics, and descriptions of trips I have taken over the years. From 1998 to 2003, most of my reports are from Idaho. Since 2003, I have lived in Colorado with hikes throughout the state.

I am generally a fair-weather day-hiker with only the occasional backpacking trip; however, my hiking has certainly evolved over the years. I started out with short trail hikes to lakes and low peaks. After a few years, my focus shifted to peak bagging and reaching the summit of higher mountains through a combination of hiking and scrambling. As my experience and skills grew, I added many snow climbs and winter hikes to my resume.

I have also done a small amount of easy technical rock climbing and a fair amount of moderate ice climbing. I took a few years off beginning in 2014 as my hiking time shifted to family and significantly more mountain biking. I picked up ice climbing and hiking again in 2017, but haven't done much rock climbing for numerous years. Thanks for visiting.

James Just