Learn to Explore & Preserve the Mountains of the American West!

My name is Alex. America’s mountains in Colorado, California, Washington and beyond are spectacular places in nature. Join me to learn how to hike, camp, and climb them safely and sustainably here at TNS. I have route guides, how-to’s, guides, and more to help you on your way. The site is 100% reader-supported. Thank you to all of my monthly patrons! Learn more about joining below. Safe travels on the trail!

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Learn to Hike and Climb America's Mountains Safely & Responsibly.

When I started hiking and climbing the mountains of Colorado, I noticed how many people were completely unprepared for the peaks. I started my blog to provide resources and information for those new to the mountains. If you have an idea or request for a new resource or article, or if you’d like to collaborate, get in touch with the link to the right. I look forward to connecting! 

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Southern CO 14ers

Southern Colorado 14ers: A Guide

There are twenty-four southern Colorado 14ers. They’re divided into two ranges: The large and rugged San Juans to the southwest, and the fault-block Sangre de Christo Range which rises abruptly from the valleys along it.

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