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Drive to Cinnamon Pass
Alpine Loop

Riding On Top of the San Juan Mountains

By On August 15, 2017

Last month I loaded up my phone full of podcasts, topped off the gas tank in the Subie, and threw some gear in the back for a road trip to Silverton. I… Read More

Wilderness Office Trail Sign
Backpacking

Living A Bucket List Life: A Month in Four National Parks – Part 2

By On January 23, 2017

Click here to read Part 1 of the Bucket List Life Story…  It was the first weekend of July, and the first National Park to backpack in on this adventure was Rocky… Read More

Avalanche Gorge
Backpacking

Living a Bucket List Life: A Month in Four National Parks – Part 1

By On December 23, 2016

This time last year, I made the decision to go on the adventure of a lifetime. I was sitting on the couch with my husband watching a documentary about Denali and Olympus… Read More

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Bierstadt Lake

Snowshoe: Bierstadt Lake Trail

By On December 15, 2016

Going on my National Parks backpacking trip this summer made me realize how I may take Rocky Mountain National Park for granted. It’s so easy to throw my gear in the back… Read More

Falcon Head Lodge, 2605 Ski Trail Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO
Adventure Guides

From Dirt to Duvet – Where to Stay in Steamboat

By On December 8, 2016

I love driving on long-distance road trips. I always have. In fact, my husband jokingly calls me “trucker blood” because of it. There’s something freeing about listening to hours of music and… Read More

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Cameron Pass, CO

Hike: Gould Loop

By On November 4, 2016

While parking lots fill up on the weekend and trails in town are packed with hikers, there are trails in the wilderness where only the moose may roam that day. Gould Loop… Read More

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Hikes

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

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Hikes

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

glissade
Activity

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

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

Sawmill Creek Trail
Cameron Pass, CO

Snowshoe: Sawmill Creek

By On March 25, 2016

There are moments when I’m in the mountains that the sun shines brightly on my face giving me a deep warm feeling to my core, the air is thick with the rich… Read More

Pawnee Buttes
Hikes

Hike: Pawnee Buttes

By On March 11, 2016

It’s that time of year when some people come out of their hibernation and start hitting the trails. Warm weather hiking season has begun, especially now that seasonal closures are over! The… Read More

Fern Lake Trail1
Estes Park

Snowshoe: Fern Lake

By On February 26, 2016

I’ve mentioned in some posts and Instagram updates that it’s “more about the moment than the milage.” This has been a recurring thought I tell myself when I’m not able to complete… Read More

Ice Fishing Hole
Ice Fishing

Learn: Ice Fishing in Northern Colorado

By On February 16, 2016

Once upon a time, I loathed the onset of winter. I hated being cold, as I already feel like I may be part lizard with my need for heat, and it signaled… Read More