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

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

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

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

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

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]