An easy four-mile backpacking trip becomes nearly ten on a treacherous hike to Siepel Hut in Colorado. Click for another backpacking misadventure!
Sunday Ski Photography: Views
Skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on a bluebird day. It finally snowed. Click for photos and a video!
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!
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 →
Back on the Bike for Wordless Wednesday
I took this photo while on my favorite ride to Coot Lake near the Boulder Reservoir and didn't notice the sign. LOL! Although I've ridden to the lake and the Boulder Res countless times, I hadn't taken this trail. No wonder I got so many hairy eyeballs from people walking. Oopsy. Next time I'll admire... Continue Reading →
Fun K2 Skis and Dalbello Boots, Where I Assume a Life Lesson
Skiing with brand new and super fun K2 skis and Dalbello boots should have been a most excellent experience this weekend. Instead, I left the mountain with my tail between my legs. Remember that old adage about a specific life lesson? Never assume since it makes an ass of u and me. Yep. Mistakes were... 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 →
Oh, Hail. Beautiful Devastation
Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. When green tinged thunderclouds roll in, I cross my fingers we don't get hail. Yesterday, pea-sized hail grew to marble size in seconds. After the quick storm, I checked out the plants. Most of the flowers made it through. I let out a held breath. Eight miles away, golf... Continue Reading →
Skiing Heavenly is Pretty Much, Heavenly!
Where do Colorado skiers and boarders go on spring vacation? To ski and ride Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe of course. We soon found out why it was aptly named, Heavenly. We found it most heavenly. Come along on my surreal photo journey. Situated in South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada and California border there... Continue Reading →