An easy four-mile backpacking trip becomes nearly ten on a treacherous hike to Siepel Hut in Colorado. Click for another backpacking misadventure!
When a bull elk gathers his harem, and yearlings lurk nearby, watching them soon becomes dangerous! Click for photos and a video from Rocky Mountain National Park.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I only considered traveling with one dog. A yappy dog. A dog who on occasion tears around the house in a tirade of twists and turns, kicking up dust and scattering rugs in her wake. Kennelling our dog has become highway robbery between $42-47 per night. But that wasn't the reason I relented and brought... Continue Reading →
Summer fun includes a wide range of activities. Some can be enjoyed at breakneck speeds while others require taking a moment to be still and take in the surrounding beauty. It's wildflower season in the high country. Summer is so fleeting at high altitudes, it's hard to find them at their peak. I went on... Continue Reading →
Swaying in the wind, trees keep rhythm in nature's dance. The brisk wind gossips with the aspens while dressing them in brilliant gold. Their gowns swish as winter's breath blows their brilliant leaves and scatters them through the night. Soon golden leaves will blanket roots until skeletal remains rot under silent snowflakes. By the time the... Continue Reading →