When we headed up to Brainard Lake for a picnic and a hike, it never occurred to me that I would make a beautiful discovery. I had to share my photos with you. The overcast skies and heavy air felt more like Wisconsin, than Colorado. Thunderstorms predicted in the afternoon didn't stop me from grabbing... 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 →
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 →