Rick Crandall

Eight Days Rafting the Entire Grand Canyon

Rafting the Entire 288- Mile Grand Canyon in 8 Days When: August 5 – 13, 2022 Rafters: Mona and Rick, Lorrie and Larry Winnerman plus about 15 others in two rafts This definitely qualifies as an adventure trip. Eight days on a raft, camping on strips...
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Mt. Sherman Revisited

After four years passing from finishing climbing all 58 fourteeners, I am back at a summit on Mt. Sherman with Mona Long.
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Pikes Peak – Summiting My 58th and Final 14er

Pikes Peak is the 2nd most visited mountain in the world. I saved it for last because it has a road to the top so that some friends could climb with me and others could ride to the top to begin the celebration completing a 9-year mission to climb them...
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Mt. Wilson from the Southwest

Mt Wilson stands with the other half-dozen fourteeners that are the most challenging climbs. We chose the Kilpacker approach – grueling boulder-hopping but there’s a rewarding scramble to summit and with less exposure than the traverse-ridge from...
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Windom Peak – 4 Tries and a Fantastic Summit!

August 26, 2017 Windom Peak is one of the really fun Class 3 peaks in the Chicago Basin of the San Juan Range, accessed by the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train and a long backpack to the basin. The summit is the most unusual of all Colorado’s...
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A Selection of Phonoliszt-Violina Music Recordings

See O-Rollography: https://www.rickcrandall.net/operators-o-roll-rollography/; Click on a tune name to play the tune. 36037 Meditation from Thais, Jules Massenet; One of the great encore pieces by one of the world’s best violinists 36097 Der Flegende...
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El Diente – Climbing a hard Fourteener

El Diente – A Hard Mountain in the San Juan Range El Diente is not often climbed and indeed it has its challenges. We liked the south ridge approach from the Kilpacker trailhead. From that direction the view of El Diente is impressive and the Kilpacker...
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Mt. Daly – the “one with the stripe”

Mt. Daly is on the other side of the saddle from Capitol Peak. It is one of the most visible mountains to those traveling between Aspen and Snowmass. While not a 14er, it is a named 13er with a fun Class 3 ridge-crest climb that is less frequently done....
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Wilson Peak – Southwest Ridge Second Try – Success!

Wilson Peak is prominent in the Telluride area. We had to make two attempts, once from the Rock of Ages trailhead and once camping at Navajo Lake. This is a fun, challenging Class 3 mountain. Wilson Peak - First Try
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Wilson Peak – Southwest Ridge – First Try

Wilson Peak is prominent in the Telluride area. We had to make two attempts, once from the Rock of Ages trailhead and once camping at Navajo Lake. This is a fun, challenging Class 3 mountain.
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