Fresh Air Fort Collins
Black Bears

Colorado Wildlife: Black Bears

By On October 19, 2016

“Have you seen this video yet? Be careful out there when you go hiking!” Messages like this filled my various inboxes for a solid week. No doubt we’ve all seen the video… Read More


Hike: Strawberry Park Hot Springs

By On October 13, 2016

One wintry afternoon the snow was gently falling and softly melting into the steam rising from the hot springs. I sat on a rocky ledge in the naturally heated water watching a… Read More

Gear Reviews

Tested: Native Eyewear

By On October 6, 2016

I recently went to the optometrist for a new prescription for my contacts. He did some kind of funky optic nerve scan, essentially shooting lasers into my pupils to see how everything… Read More

Deep Thoughts

A Woman in the Wild, A Mother of the Mountain

By On September 27, 2016

In all of my years of solo mountain adventuring, I’ve made some interesting observations on the reactions from fellow outdoor enthusiasts when it comes to being alone on the trail. Most of… Read More


Hike: LuLu City

By On September 13, 2016

Late summer-early fall hikes capture my attention since the season feels so short. There is a golden window of opportunity; the afternoon high alpine lightning storm are over, snow fields have dried… Read More


New Look, New Adventures!

By On September 1, 2016

It’s a new month with some new beginnings. As of today, I handed off Feasting Fort Collins to a new writer on our team in the Scoop Blog Network and I’m moving… Read More

Roosevelt Arch
Deep Thoughts

National Parks: For The Benefit And Enjoyment Of The People

By On July 27, 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. August 25th, to be exact. It’s a Centennial worthy of celebrating because without the NPS we wouldn’t have 407 amazing National… Read More

First Aid Kit on Hike
Wilderness First Aid

Learn: What You Need In A First Aid Kit

By On June 27, 2016

Most of us have one of those general cookie-cutter first aid kits in our packs – the ones that we purchased from the shelves of an outdoor store, comprised of a few… Read More


Watch: Adventure Film Festivals

By On June 12, 2016

There’s nothing like getting outdoors to experience amazing adventures first-hand. In fact, disconnecting from media is a primary reason why we all head for the hills. But you can’t deny yourself some… Read More


Cristo Couloir: Spring Snow Ascent and Bum-Numbing Glissade

By On June 9, 2016

If you feel like gaining a big summit in record time, or you want to take the route less traveled, then consider kicking your ass up a snowy couloir. When it comes… Read More

Wilderness First Aid Training
Wilderness First Aid

Learn: Wilderness First Aid

By On May 16, 2016

Years ago when my kids were still little toddlers, we had been playing in the backyard when my husband yelled for help from the garage. I didn’t hear him at first, so… Read More

Arapaho Bend
Arapaho Bend Natural Area

Explore: Arapaho Bend Natural Area

By On May 11, 2016

There are times I feel like I’m chained to my laptop, hunkered down in my basement office, typing away on writing deadlines. I do get out on the trail quite often, but… Read More

Joe Wright Trail
cameron pass

Snowshoe: Joe Wright Trail

By On May 4, 2016

Oh, it’s 73 degrees and sunny outside? The trails in the foothills are open and dry? And you’re about to ditch your snowshoes and skis for trail runners and shorts? Well, hold… Read More

Nokhu Crags
cameron pass

Snowshoe: Lake Agnes

By On April 28, 2016

There are a handful of places in the mountains that make me feel like I’m home. I can sit next to a babbling creek surrounded by beautiful wildflowers with the sun shining… Read More

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Adventure Guides

Explore: Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

By On April 18, 2016

If you drive north on I-25 toward Wyoming, past farms and ranches stretching as far as the eye can see, beyond the Pronghorn grazing in the distance, on winding dirt roads that… Read More

Foot Care on the Trail
Adventure Guides

Sponsored Post: How To Take Care Of Your Feet on High Mileage Hikes

By On March 31, 2016

Right around New Year’s Day I was kickin’ back on the couch watching a show about Denali. “I need to go on a bucket list trip this year,” I told Bill. “I… Read More