How I ever missed this slice of heaven at Willis Gulch during leaf-peeping season blows my mind. Click for photos of this amazing trail, turquoise river, and waterfall near Leadville, Colorado!
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!
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!
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 →
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 →
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 →
A Hike to Hanging Lake Waterfalls
A jewel of a lake lies right outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It's easy to miss while driving down I-70, east or west. Hanging Lake quite literally hangs from above. 1200 feet in elevation, to be exact. The waterfalls are worth every step. When my husband, Danny, and I arrived at the parking lot, a... Continue Reading →