The Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail

Turning fifty, physically, was like a light-switch was flipped and stuck in the on (or off, depending on how you look at it) position. The mental fight began soon after. Hiking the Colorado Trail just seemed like the right thing to do. In 2017 we wanted to hike the Colorado Trail. But, as it were, … Continue reading Colorado Trail

Mueller State Park

Mueller State Park

Have you ever had a plan, got stuck in traffic and then changed everything, direction and all, and found yourself far and removed from the original destination? This trip was supposed to be in Rocky Mountain National Park. However, due to an accident and a general distaste for traffic, we altered our course and found … Continue reading Mueller State Park

Hiking in Evergreen Colorado

Alderfer Three Sisters

There's nothing like being back in nature and happy! There's nothing like the serenity of hiking in the forest several days after a good snowstorm. The clouds have parted giving way to the deep clear blue beyond. The snow has melted, well, off the important places anyway (the highway). The wildlife is back at it, … Continue reading Alderfer Three Sisters

Staunton State Park Colorado

Staunton State Park

Great fall colors, a surprise wildlife encounter and plenty of nature to go around, we were successful at getting our bodies and minds to take a day off. Staunton State Park is a great place to explore just an hour west of Denver. With plenty of trails for all, one could easily find themselves alone … Continue reading Staunton State Park

Chicago Lakes Colorado

Chicago Lakes – Mt Evans Wilderness

Protective, loving and sweet only begin to describe what one would see when she peered deep into our eyes awaiting the chance to just cuddle. She was what life should be, love. It is with a heavy heart that we share our latest adventure.┬áTo those who have been following us and know, our beloved Billie … Continue reading Chicago Lakes – Mt Evans Wilderness

Section Hiking the CDT

High Lonesome to Devil’s Thumb

Making our way across the high open tundra, we felt as if we could touch the sky. The High Lonesome to Devil's Thumb is just that, a high altitude trail to be alone with your thoughts in an ever expanding environment. The trail always aiming for a horizon that blurs, where earth and sky are … Continue reading High Lonesome to Devil’s Thumb

Mt St Vrain

Mount Saint Vrain

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 place exists and then be able to get there. Anyone who has a love for the outdoors in Colorado will tell you, the Indian Peaks … Continue reading Mount Saint Vrain

Eccles Pass Colorado

Eccles Pass – Eagles Nest Wilderness

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 in the city become something of an art form in the high country. Backpacking Eccles Pass will always remain an experience to remember. What a … Continue reading Eccles Pass – Eagles Nest Wilderness

Mt Audubon Colorado

Mount Audubon

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 nemesis to us, always fighting us as we make our way to its summit, yet somehow, the relationship we share with the mountain seems to … Continue reading Mount Audubon

Arapaho Glacier Colorado

South Arapaho Peak and Glacier – Indian Peaks Wilderness

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 Colorado have long been a favorite of ours. Thick, dense forests teeming with wildlife, abundant clear running streams fed by snow all give way to … Continue reading South Arapaho Peak and Glacier – Indian Peaks Wilderness