Pawnee Buchanan Loop – Indian Peaks Wilderness

The trail began to become quite elusive, covered with debris and indistinguishable from the surrounding landscape. To sum it up, it was quite a mess that took some time to navigate and get a good feel as to where the trail "should" be based on the topography. Route finding was demanding and at some point, … Continue reading Pawnee Buchanan Loop – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Diamond Lake – Hessie High Route

The Indian Peaks Wilderness is always a welcome sight to us, walking through its alpine landscape is as a visit with a dear friend. On this outing we chose to begin our adventure at the Hessie Trailhead near the small and historic town of Eldora not far from Nederland. Our destination, Diamond Lake. Though we … Continue reading Diamond Lake – Hessie High Route

Heart Lake and Rogers Peak Lake – James Peak Wilderness

We sat in camp watching the "natural" world go by. Morning walks, afternoon walks and evening walks all painted a new picture as the colors changed the landscape little by little with the passing of time. Our gear was all stowed, the pups were in their seats and our eyes focused to the west and … Continue reading Heart Lake and Rogers Peak Lake – James Peak Wilderness

Rising Up and Moving Forward

It is very easy to give in and just put everything on the shelf. But, to both of our mother's honor, we will push through, take deep breaths and keep moving. It is what they would want of us.