An easy four-mile backpacking trip becomes nearly ten on a treacherous hike to Siepel Hut in Colorado. Click for another backpacking misadventure!
Backpacking to Jasper Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness
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!
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 →
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 →
Backpacking Challenge in the Rockies
When the opportunity for a backpacking adventure in the Rocky Mountains arose, my thoughts raced back in time to when I hiked with a group of friends from Snowmass right outside of Aspen. My girlfriend had pointed to the peaks way out in the distance and said, “That’s where we’re going.” I had laughed. We… Continue Reading →
Just for the Thrill of It!
With COVID-19, this ski season has been all kinds of weird, but that hasn’t stopped me from craving the thrill of it. Click for photos!
On Fire in Colorado
Colorado is on fire. With four fires burning, so little contained, and smoke rolling in from California, the haze has become thick. Click for photos!
Wordless Wednesday – Tree Inspiration!
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!
A Beautiful Discovery at Brainard Lake!
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 →
Why the Movie Contagion is Terrifying!
When I heard the movie, Contagion released in 2011, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Gwenyth Paltrow, had reemerged as a popular film, I shrugged. I didn’t want to watch a sensationalized version of coronavirus that would freak me out. From Wikipedia Commons Then a week passed. The outbreak of coronavirus statistics shot up like… Continue Reading →