The Journey Begins Where the Trail Fades

We walk in nature to immerse ourselves in the raw purity of the natural world hoping to regenerate the balance of body, mind and soulMAD Hippies' Life As we near our 40 year mark, we wanted to define just what MAD Hippies' Life is. Certainly we have grown and matured throughout our lives together and … Continue reading The Journey Begins Where the Trail Fades

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

MAD Hippies Life

Love is in the Air

On Valentine's Day love is in the air, Letters Say Words Too Honest To Be Spoken. "In their senior year, the young couple eloped -- then came back to school to finish the year. Letters, they say, help express feelings that can be difficult to say out loud." We were interviewed on CPR by Michael de … Continue reading Love is in the Air

To the World Their Baby Never Existed

"They left the hospital, never to mention their baby again. Their tears were shed in private, and they had to bear the burden of their grief and their pain silently. To the world their baby never existed." In October Debbie and I went to a Remembrance Walk for our daughter Shira Rose. We had no … Continue reading To the World Their Baby Never Existed

Lost Lake Indian Peaks Wilderness

Lost Lake

Beautifully adorned, Lost Lake is a deep blue wonder surrounded by sub alpine trees that reach high into the sky. The winter thaw is upon us, the creeks and rivers are running fast, the lakes are filling back up and the wildflowers are blooming like a fireworks display on the 4th of July. On the … Continue reading Lost Lake

MAD HIppies Life, Soulmates, Twin Flames, Highschool Sweethearts

How We Made it 30 years: A Letter From My Husband

It seems that everyone else knows the secret to making marriages last—everyone except for us. It seems that speculation abounds as to which relationships and marriages will last for any length of time, and for how long. Everyone has ideas about what it takes to have lasting lifelong love, and what should and should not be … Continue reading How We Made it 30 years: A Letter From My Husband

Letter to My Best Friend [Wife]

Debbie asked me the other day why I think we've been married for over 30 years. As I did when we first met, I went speechless. I spent most of the next day thinking about it and composing a letter to her... Debbie, We've had some pretty cool conversations lately, with all that is going … Continue reading Letter to My Best Friend [Wife]