Fresh Air Fort Collins
Routt National Forest

The Elk Hunt – Year 2

By On November 24, 2015

“…things are not going to be perfect. The more that you can have it in your head – that things are not going to be perfect. It’s not going to be like,… Read More

Pearl Lake State Park Yurt
Pearl Lake State Park

Explore: Colorado Yurts

By On November 11, 2015

It has been an incredible three seasons of camping and backpacking throughout the mountains of Colorado this year. But one season I’ve not tackled is winter. Before taking on Fresh Air Fort… Read More

Soapstone Prairie Bison
city of fort collins natural areas

Bison at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

By On October 29, 2015

A little over a year ago Northern Colorado celebrated the historical re-introduction of the Black-Footed Ferret, once labeled the most endangered mammal in North America. A crowd of outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts… Read More

The Art Of Going Alone
Deep Thoughts

The Art Of Going Alone

By On October 15, 2015

I pulled the car up into the worn, dispersed camping space and started to unload my gear. I pitched the tent, gazed at the scenery, inflated the sleeping pad, and rolled out… Read More

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