A Silhouetted Bonfire!

Last weekend, Frisco, Colorado hosted a roaring bonfire next to Lake Dillon. The Fire Department tended the blaze fueled by Christmas trees. That's one way to get rid of them! Mesmerized by the crackling fire, I found magic in silhouettes of the onlookers. When the wind changed direction, sparks flew and the crowd moved to better... Continue Reading →

Night Skiing at Keystone!

My great plan a few weeks ago: I thought it would be fun to go out for brunch with the family, ski a couple of runs before Breckenridge closed for the day, and then relax at night. A complete shutdown at Breck and skiing Keystone didn't come close to niggling my wild imagination. The day... 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 →

Autumn And An Early Arrival!

After a week in Wisconsin, I packed up and headed to the Rocky Mountains to see the autumn colors. What I didn't expect was an early arrival. These are drive-by shots, meaning, I jumped out of the car to shoot the picture. Don't worry. No aspens were harmed in the making of this blog post.... Continue Reading →

How to Paddleboard and What I Learned

The first time I saw paddleboarders, they reminded me of the Venice gondoliers without the striped shirts and skinny, long canoes. Then I learned it builds core, leg, and upper body strength. I'm all about exercising while outdoors. Being landlocked in Colorado, adopting a new water sport intrigued me so I reserved a paddleboard. I... Continue Reading →

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