How I ever missed this slice of heaven at Willis Gulch during leaf-peeping season blows my mind. Click for photos of this amazing trail, turquoise river, and waterfall near Leadville, Colorado!
When we headed up to Brainard Lake for a picnic and a hike, it never occurred to me that I would make a beautiful discovery. I had to share my photos with you. The overcast skies and heavy air felt more like Wisconsin, than Colorado. Thunderstorms predicted in the afternoon didn’t stop me from grabbing… Continue Reading →
Last weekend, I went backpacking and was haunted by the trees. On Monday, I started writing another creepy tale. Click for the photos that inspired me!
While hiking the Hoosier Pass trail, I discovered something crazy! For July, anyway… Danny and I drove south from Breckenridge on Highway 9 and found the trailhead at the top of Hoosier Pass. Don’t be fooled by thinking you’re already on the tippy top. There’s some elevation to gain on this moderate hike and monster… Continue Reading →
A jewel of a lake lies right outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It’s easy to miss while driving down I-70, east or west. Hanging Lake quite literally hangs from above. 1200 feet in elevation, to be exact. The waterfalls are worth every step. When my husband, Danny, and I arrived at the parking lot, a… Continue Reading →
Backpacking takes camping to another level. Click for a hike and loads of photos of Jasper and Devil’s Thumb Lakes in the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Colorado!
Last year, our 4-mile Colorado backpacking adventure turned into eight very long treacherous miles to Sawtooth Mountain and Coney Lakes in the Rocky Mountains. We made it just in time to pitch a tent and make dinner before night descended. Believe it or not, I looked forward to another. This year, the 2.4-mile hike to… Continue Reading →
When my daughter’s boyfriend suggested Aspen Alley in Breckenridge for leaf-peeping, I said, “What?” How did we not know about this spectacular hike? Dan, (not to be confused with my husband, Danny) found the gem on an app for mountain bike trail. Amazing! Despite back-to-school and football games, people flocked to the mountains enjoy the… Continue Reading →
Boulder is known for its red rocks, which slice through the foothills in flat angular slabs known at the Flatirons. For a view of the Flatirons, Boulder, the Front Range and beyond, there is no better hike that Mount Sanitas. They even have their own mini flatirons – The trailhead starts on Mapleton Avenue at… Continue Reading →