Another Colorado Backpacking Adventure

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 →

Colorado Travel Tips from a Wild Rider

Colorado is an extraordinary state with lots of opportunities for adventure. It’s no fun if you’re not prepared. Here are my top travel tips for high altitude, weather, and what to pack to make your vacation the best ever! If you’re like me, you take time to prepare for a trip. I check the weather… Continue Reading →

Backpacking the Indian Peaks Wilderness

Hiking the Indian Peaks Wilderness exceeded expectations. This is my fourth backpacking trip and I’m finally getting the hang of it. Three years ago, I carried waaaaay too much when backpacking to Sawtooth. I needed help lifting my pack to my shoulders and taking it off. I resembled Cheryl Strayed in Wild, who carried, Monster,… Continue Reading →

Taking the Mount Sanitas Challenge!

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 →

Aspen Alley Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge

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 →

Hiking Hoosier Pass for Wordless Wednesday!

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 →

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