Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colorado MoJo

I've launched a new website that I invite you to explore. The Colorado Mountain Journal exclusively covers human-powered mountain sports. All Colorado. Mostly backcountry. I created it to provide news and a bit of inspiration for the sports I enjoy most—climbing, backcountry skiing, hiking, and trail running—in ways I couldn't finding anywhere else, in print or online.

Please take a look and let me know what you think. I'd be grateful for suggestions, critiques, contributions of news and other stories from the Colorado mountains, or links from your site. Have a great holiday!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dougald,

I don't want to be an asshole and ask yet another gear question, but please help me out with this one: What ski binding system do you prefer for approaching winter climbs in places like the Park? I've read in some of your previous posts that you ski in with your climbing boots. Silvrettas? I've seen lighter, simple looking contraptions out there, especially in Europe, but can't put a name on them.

Thanks, and always a pleasure checking in on your blog!

Dougald MacDonald said...

I use ancient Silvrettas 404s on a pair of ancient, beater skis for approaches. I don't know many people who can ski well in climbing boots while wearing a big winter pack, and I'm certainly not one of them, so I don't really care what about ski performance on climbing days. Some of my partners find skiing in climbing boots so miserable that they're willing to carry their boots in their pack and switch to proper ski boots for the descent. But I don't like heavy packs, and I'm pretty good at survival skiing—that's what growing up in New England will teach you.

Tom Markiewicz said...

So far it looks great! I've been hoping for this type of Colorado focused outdoor sports site. Look forward to more content.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the binding info Dougald!

Sam Page said...

I love the abbreviated title: Colorado MoJo. Reminds me of Austin Powers.

Dougald MacDonald said...

Sam: We'll take that as a compliment.

Kelly C said...

Even better abbreviation, with a little re-arranging to fit putting the rad in Colorado: MoJoRado