Colorado Trail Gear

How We Purchase Our Gear

Doing our homework when purchasing products should indeed involve a responsible and ethical formula. The question thus becomes, what is a good formula for making purchases? When it comes to hiking and backpacking gear there is no shortage of choices. Clothing, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, quilts, pads, stoves, headlamps, trekking poles, gadgets and an endless … Continue reading How We Purchase Our Gear

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

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

Hell's Hole

Hell’s Hole – Mt Evans Wilderness

For us, Hell's Hole was far from anything evil. If there is a negative, it is found in the first two miles of the trail and the constant climb. But don't let that stop you, the aspen groves and dense forest will work wonders on your psyche, whereas the uphill battle will reward you with … Continue reading Hell’s Hole – Mt Evans Wilderness

cascade Creek Indian Peaks Wilderness

Cascade Creek – Indian Peaks Wilderness

That night, camped atop a waterfall, we couldn't help but notice a dramatic sunset about to paint the sky, and we thought to ourselves, "my God, we had already had an adventure." Our latest outing took us to Cascade Creek, deep in the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Along the Cascade Creek Trail there … Continue reading Cascade Creek – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Lake Isabelle Indian Peaks Wilderness

Lake Isabelle – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Standing here while looking over the edge, the imagination leaps with excitement at the potential adventures. We have hiked many trails in Colorado of which there have been a wide variety of differing landscapes, all unique to their own region. Each presenting us with beautiful and amazing opportunities for exploration and discovery that fill the … Continue reading Lake Isabelle – Indian Peaks Wilderness

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