Peter Shelton

This Sporting Life

Posted in More Sport, Watch columns by pshelton on July 25, 2013

Sebastien Chaigneau, the Frenchman who won last weekend’s Hardrock 100 endurance run, sounds like an interesting fellow. He set a new record for the counterclockwise race direction at just over 24 hours, 25 minutes. But in post-race interviews he said it was not the winning that mattered, or the record, but “the spirit of the trail.” He said he runs “without objective.” (more…)

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Tales of the Monsoon

Posted in Watch columns, Weather & Climate by pshelton on July 19, 2013

Denny Hogan, Colorado boy and former snow ranger at Silverton Mountain, was reassigned by the Forest Service to California’s Lake Tahoe region a couple of years ago. He can’t get over the cloudless summers there. (more…)

Into the Mystic

Posted in Road Trips West, Watch columns, Weather & Climate by pshelton on July 11, 2013

Ironically, or prophetically, Randy Udall wrote a column a couple of years ago for the Aspen Times in which he described the disappearance of a much-loved local carpenter. (more…)

The Cowboy and the Mountain Biker

Posted in How the West was Lost, More Sport, Watch columns by pshelton on July 5, 2013

I was riding the double-track alongside the South Canal, just north of Kinikin Road, when a man ran out of his home and yelled something at the top of his voice. (more…)