When the summer heat is on, there's no better escape than the mountains. During the Fourth of July weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado, Main Street had been packed with people, half of them without masks. We hiked in the wilderness instead. Now that masks are mandatory in Colorado, I looked forward to a hike and a... Continue Reading →
An April Colorado Snowstorm, a Frosted Paradise
After a huge April Colorado snowstorm trudged to the east, I discovered a frosted paradise. Click for my favorite photographs!
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 →
Adventures in Car Camping with Dogs at Turquoise Lake
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 →
A Wet and Wild Commute – Tube to Work Day!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0HC5q1FbCe/ I've lived in Boulder for thirty years and have never participated in one of its most celebrated events. Boulderites are known for their green standards. They're concerned about their carbon footprint. They are all about recycling, organics, and commuting with the environment in mind. Since the Boulder Creek rushes wild a couple of streets... Continue Reading →
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 →
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Whenever that is…
When I first heard the title of Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer's Night Dream, I conjured up images of fairies drifting in circuitous flights while competing with fireflies and outwitting venomous bats. There are a lot of bats in Wisconsin where I grew up. I imagined the night both hot and sticky but there would still... 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 →
Three years, pep self-talk, and my favorite view
Whale's tail is one of the most spectacular ski runs in Summit County, in my humble, okay, not so humble opinion. I have always felt exhilarated when skiing it. It's a double black diamond, so half the excitement is dropping into the bowl. The views are breathtaking. See those little dots looking over the cornice?... Continue Reading →
An Insane May Colorado Snowstorm in Photos
Weather in Colorado is unpredictable, but getting this much snow, this late in the month is unusual and record-breaking. Mother Nature at her best and worst. Luckily, while perusing tender plants at Home Depot last Friday, I overheard two ladies talking about the rumor of snow. Although it didn't show up on my weather app,... Continue Reading →