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
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.
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
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
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
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. To those who have been following us and know, our beloved Billie … Continue reading Chicago Lakes – Mt Evans Wilderness
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
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