Cherry Creek Trail – End to End

The energy of a 24 - 7 lifestyle filled the air and had our senses pushed to their limits. By nature, we prefer a more relaxed environment, this was difficult for us and not what we are used to. Following Cherry Creek from end to end, while not necessarily a trail we would typically hike, … Continue reading Cherry Creek Trail – End to End

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.

Colorado Trail

Life Above Treeline

The morning quiet was deafening. The silence of the alpine void of wind, foliage and wildlife, just two weary travelers making passage across the top of the world. It was late in the day and we were still climbing. Passing from 11,000', 12,000' and on into 13,000' watching the sun slowly sink closer to the … Continue reading Life Above Treeline

Abyss Lake Trail Colorado

Abyss Lake Trail

There were three water crossings ahead of us, the creeks were raging with snowmelt and the temperatures the night before had dipped below freezing. The thin log bridges that we would need to traverse were now covered in ice. Our latest outing was in the Mt Evan's Wilderness, a wilderness area that encompasses over 74,000 … Continue reading Abyss Lake Trail

Deer Creek Canyon

Wind, Rain and Snow…Oh My

As it were, it wouldn't be long till we made it around the next bend and faced yet another foe, a bigger, larger than life foe, the weather! On a recent outing we knew what we were walking into, sort of. The weather forecast was calling for high winds, rain and possible snow later in … Continue reading Wind, Rain and Snow…Oh My

Three Mile Creek

Three Mile Creek – Mt Evans Wilderness

Three Mile Creek is no eye popping outing, it has few features many would seek when it comes to hiking in the alpine. Though what it does offer is serenity. There is a simple reason that keeps many people from venturing into the crystallized and icy landscape of Colorado's high country in winter, cold. Bone … Continue reading Three Mile Creek – Mt Evans Wilderness

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Hiking With a Chihuahua

"We never thought in a million years we would have a Chihuahua in our home, much less be hiking all over Colorado with one" Not long ago we found ourselves looking through posts of animals who were in need of a home. It is really difficult and heartbreaking for us to see so many abused … Continue reading Hiking With a Chihuahua