In what felt like an eternity, a half hour had passed and the storm was drifting down the valley to lower terrain, echoing with guttural thundering all the way. The Hessie Trailhead is a great place to begin an adventure into the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Located just west of Boulder, CO and in close proximity … Continue reading Woodland Lake, Skyscraper Reservoir and Instense Thunderstorms
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
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
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
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.