1998 2001 2004 2007 2010 2013 2016 20191999 2002 2005 2008 2011 2014 2017
20202000 2003 2006 2009 2012 2015 2018
This site was developed to give you the opportunity to experience some of the views and sights that I have witnessed while hiking in Idaho and Colorado. Hopefully you will enjoy browsing through some of the photos, statistics, and descriptions of trips that I have posted. The trip reports from 1998 to 2001 are primarily in northern Idaho. From 2001 to 2003, I spent most of my time in the central and eastern mountains of Idaho. Since 2003 I have lived in Colorado with hikes and climbs all over the state.
I am essentially a fair weather day hiker with only the occasional backpacking trip. As a result, most of the hikes I have done can easily be completed in a day. My hiking has evolved over the years. I started out with short hikes to lakes and low peaks. At the end 2002, my focus shifted to peak bagging and reaching the summit of bigger mountains through a combination of hiking and scrambling.
I'm still peak bagging, but in addition to trail hiking and off-trail class 3 scrambling, I have now added many snow climbs and winter hikes to my resume. In addition, more recent years have found me doing a small amount of easy technical rock climbing and a fair amount of ice climbing. I took a few years off around 2015 and my hiking time shifted to family and significantly more mountain biking. I picked up ice climbing again in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons. I haven't done much rock climbing for several years.