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!
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 →
I haven't camped for a long time, so when the opportunity arose and my husband and I had a free weekend, we pulled out the camping gear, shook off the spider webs and headed for Turquoise Lake near Leadville, Colorado. This shot was taken when we camped on a regular basis, back when my kids... Continue Reading →
With a deadline for a column looming, Samantha had writer’s block. “See you tomorrow.” she said to her roommate Jack. Grabbing her loaded framepack, she pulled her blonde ponytail through the back of her ball cap. “Have fun and be careful.” Jack tossed her cell phone to her. “Don’t worry!” She slipped the phone into... Continue Reading →
“I will see you tomorrow.” Samantha said to her roommate Jack as she grabbed her loaded green frame pack. She bounced towards the door of the small apartment and pulled her blonde ponytail through the back of her pale blue ball cap. “Have fun and remember safety first,” Jack replied in his good natured way,... Continue Reading →