Fresh Air Fort Collins
Adventure Guides

Explore: Wildflower Viewing in Northern Colorado – Part 3

By On September 29, 2015

Well, Fresh Air Fort Collins readers – wildflower season has come to an end. I’ve spent the entire 2015 wildflower season observing bloom patterns at different elevations on different trails all around… Read More

Old Fall River Road RMNP
Old Fall River Road

Explore: Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

By On September 24, 2015

I’ve been hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park for years. We’re talking consecutive annual passes and hikes up there at least 3 times a month. While I’ve not even come close to… Read More

Indian Peaks Wilderness
Adventure Guides

Learn: Backpacking Checklist

By On September 9, 2015

Kristin provided a fantastic camping gear checklist in her blog How to Go Dispersed Camping in Northern Colorado. As Kristin mentioned in the post, with dispersed camping (or what my kids call… Read More

Splitleaf Indian Paintbrush
Adventure Guides

Explore: Wildflower Viewing in Northern Colorado – Part 2

By On August 13, 2015

Well, I felt like I blinked and July was gone. It doesn’t help that we had so much rain in May and June, making it feel like a shortened summer already. However,… Read More

Cirque Meadow

Backpack: Cirque Meadow

By On August 3, 2015

Over the last two summers I’ve written about different camping styles to help readers find their favorite summer hangouts in our nearby mountains. There’s the Best Campgrounds in Poudre Canyon Guide, and How… Read More

44 Magnum Revolver
Baker Draw Shooting Area

Learn: Recreational Target Shooting Balance in Northern Colorado

By On July 15, 2015

If there’s one thing you can count on American’s arguing over, it’s gun rights. One side of us will fight about our right to keep and bear arms, and how they’ll be… Read More

Adventure Guides

How To Go Dispersed Camping in Northern Colorado

By On June 29, 2015

Last summer when I took over Fresh Air Fort Collins I got right on top of the Best Campgrounds in Poudre Canyon guide. It has been a wildly popular post and has… Read More

Big South Trail
Big South

Hike: Big South Trail

By On June 23, 2015

I would often drive by the Big South trailhead in upper Poudre Canyon and think to myself, “I will hike that trail this summer.” But, for some reason or another, I never… Read More


Pawnee National Grassland: Bird is the Word

By On June 4, 2015

In mid-March, Sam and I drove east past Pawnee National Grassland as part of an impromptu high plains day trip adventure. I vowed to come back during the May-June migration to binge… Read More

Living with Mountain Lions
Deep Thoughts

Facing the Fear of Mountain Lions

By On May 29, 2015

It all started out of fear. At first I would be paranoid about bears while on my solo hikes. Sure, I carry bear spray, and I know that black bears around here… Read More