MAD Hippies Life

DAM Hippies

"We are nothing more than two people, two love-struck teenagers, who finally found each other and discovered how we complete one another in a magical and mysterious way that we will always be very grateful for." Who do you think of when you think of a band? Many generally will name the lead vocalist first. … Continue reading DAM Hippies

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

Adopt Don't Shop

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

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

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

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

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