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

Two Places at the Same Time

Saint Vrain Mountain, Two Places at the Same Time

The question begs to be asked, can you be in two places at the same time and still benefit from both? Absolutely! However, you need to know where such a Continue Reading

The Mountain Fought Back

The Mountain Fought Back

Lack of sleep and a 3,000′ ascent with the wind blowing in your face is not an idealistic adventure. But, in our defense, we’re stubborn. Mt Audubon is still a Continue Reading

Blown Away

blown away, south arapaho peak and glacier

Blown away. At first by the views, then by the wind, we were nonetheless blown away by the incredible journey to the high peaks above. The Indian Peaks Wilderness in 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

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

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

Snowshoeing in Paradise

MAD Hippies Life Snowshoeing Rocky Mountain National Park

 Our recent trip to Rocky Mountain National Park was nothing short of incredible. It doesn’t matter how many times we head off on a trail in the Rocky Mountains of Continue Reading