Hike to Nowhere

Hike to Nowhere, Rocky Mountain National Park

Sometimes the best outdoor adventures have no goals, no expeditions to high mountain peaks and pristine alpine lakes. Sometimes the best adventures are found deep in the forest, off trail Continue Reading

Adventure of a Lifetime – Hiking the Colorado Trail

Adventure of a Lifetime Hiking the Colorado Trail

Our story is certainly not a fairy tale, doubtful such things exist. But, it is our story, our lives together and meaningful in so many ways. As we set out Continue Reading

Backpacking Eccles Pass

Backpacking Eccles Pass, Eagle's Nest Wilderness, White River National Forest

Back at camp, we carried out our duty to do nothing. Breakfast and the inevitable to follow, a walk in the woods with a small shovel. Funny how mundane tasks Continue Reading

4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks, Running Away Was Not an Option

As the snow melts away and reveals the high tundra, wildflowers come to life and explode in their own spectacle of colors. Reds, blues, yellows, purples and a multitude of Continue Reading

When the Earth Sleeps

When the earth sleeps, Backpacking, indian peaks wilderness

When the earth sleeps. In between summer and winter there lies the short and delicate season of fall. Time seems to stand still, the air begins to cool and the Continue Reading

Addicted to Hiking

Find a Hiking Trail

After years of hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, we’ve finally accepted that we are addicted to hiking. There’s just no substitute for being in the high country, apart from Continue Reading

Hiking Lost Lake

Miller Harrell, Debbie Harrell, MAD Hippies Life, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Lost Lake

Welcome to springtime in the Colorado Rocky Mountains! The winter thaw is upon us, the creeks and rivers are running fast, the lakes are filling back up and the wildflowers Continue Reading

Lake Isabelle Early Spring Hike

Winter Indian Peaks Wilderness Colorado

This is indeed why we hike, why we seek the solace of the high country and why we love sharing our experiences that others might be inspired to step out Continue Reading

Overcoming Personal Challenges

The Loch Rocky Mountain National Park

 Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? Our latest adventure had us in just such a place of overcoming personal challenges. Which way should we Continue Reading

That Was an Ass-Kicker

Crater Lakes Trail

Finding a word or short phrase to best describe our outings usually comes naturally as the experience defines itself. But when we both agreed on  “that was an ass-kicker!” we Continue Reading