Gaper Day is a tradition at ski resorts. Even if they don't have a party, the last day of the season brings out the gaper in most skiers and snowboarders. We drove to Vail for their closing day. They had their spring splash the weekend before, but it didn't dampen the party atmosphere. What's a... Continue Reading →
A “Tail” of a Whale Adventure in Three Acts
This was my first run of the day. I stood on the edge of the mountain and looked down. As everyone dropped in, they disappeared into the cloud. I freaked. Then I had a flashback to my heli-ski trip.
10 Ways to Win Like the Broncos – Parade Photos
The 2015 football season taught me a lot about life. The Broncos started out strong and then faltered. Their offense fell apart and their exhausted defense couldn’t win games on their own. After quarterback, Peyton Manning, threw several interceptions, he admitted to suffering with plantar fasciitis. Manning sat out and our back-up quarterback, Brock Osweiler,... Continue Reading →
Friday Photo and an Invitation!
Happy TGIF Wild Riders! Want to have fun and get one of your Instagram or Twitter posts featured? Tweet or Instagram your photos while walking, running, hiking or having any kind of outdoor adventure. Include the hashtag #WRFChallenge. I'll pick a few to post here on the Wild Ride. It's summer. Time to enjoy the... Continue Reading →
Join The Wild Rider Fitness Challenge
Hey Wild Riders! Are you ready to be challenged? I'm back to my wild adventures and thought we could have a little fun this summer. Many of you already exercise, but some of you are only well-intentioned. I know. I've been there too. Here's how you can become fit while receiving exposure for your blog... Continue Reading →
I’m Back! A Photo Essay
I have emerged from a long winter of isolation. Two years of recovering from surgeries broke me in places, but where my body and psyche were shattered, I am stronger. Focused. Driven. I am stoked for the challenges that lie ahead. I am ready to take back my Wild Life. For me, skiing symbolizes health,... Continue Reading →
Trash-Talking and March Madness – I’m In!
While perusing my WordPress reader, I noticed a new post by super blogger and author, Nathan Bransford. It was titled, "7th Annual Blog Bracket Challenge!!" I could not figure out what kind of bracket challenge could warrant two exclamation points so I clicked to find out. He was creating a group for the ESPN [college... Continue Reading →
Gapers Cheat Summer! Another Wild Photo Adventure
Summer began last Saturday and many of you probably gardened, went to a farmer's market or festival. I did what any Wild Rider would do on the first day of summer. I skied! My husband, Danny, and I wore "gaper" attire for the last day at Arapahoe Basin. According to the Urban Dictionary, "A gaper... Continue Reading →
A Leap of Faith – 100 Word Flash Fiction
“Follow me,” said Tucker. Kristie held the heavy backpack close to her cold body as a shield against the biting wind. The wet snowflakes nipped at her face leaving it raw. She tried to keep up while trudging through the deep snow. Her legs quivered with exertion. Am I ready for this? Kristie followed him... Continue Reading →
I Am So Hot!
Colorado gets around 300 sunny days a year and this summer could be a scorcher. After skipping springtime we have leapt into mid-July weather. Boulder is one mile high in elevation and with the altitude comes thinner and drier air. It can be a very good thing (my hair and humidity hate on each other),... Continue Reading →