With the summiting season upon Coloradans, and with snow still gripping the high country, people might be tempted to glissade more often.
Seth is a features writer at The Gazette, covering the outdoors and the people and places that make Colorado colorful.
In Pike National Forest, Rampart Reservoir awaits at the end of a forested trail beside a roaring creek.
Edwin James wrote a detailed account of his 1820 ascent of Pikes Peak. Beyond that, information is hard to come by. Mark James is compiling as much as he can to tell the story of the man in a way that's never been done.