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 →

Paddle Boarding with Dogs!

My dog, Roxy, joins me in all kinds of adventures. When I went paddle boarding for the first time, I noticed several dog paddlers of the canine kind. Big dogs and little dogs. Most seemed to be having a great time. Here's a dog who couldn't get enough paddle boarding and dog paddling. I wondered... 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 →

A Glassblowing Adventure!

While I attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, eventually receiving a BS in Art, I missed out on glassblowing. I have always regretted that decision. The UW is credited with having the best classes in the country. So when my birthday rolled around in April, I was thrilled when my daughter, Courtney, signed us... Continue Reading →

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