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

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

Hiking in Evergreen Colorado

Alderfer Three Sisters

There's nothing like being back in nature and happy! There's nothing like the serenity of hiking in the forest several days after a good snowstorm. The clouds have parted giving way to the deep clear blue beyond. The snow has melted, well, off the important places anyway (the highway). The wildlife is back at it, … Continue reading Alderfer Three Sisters

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

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

Arapaho Glacier Colorado

South Arapaho Peak and Glacier – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Blown away. At first by the views, then by the wind, we were nonetheless blown away by the incredible journey to the high peaks above. The Indian Peaks Wilderness in Colorado have long been a favorite of ours. Thick, dense forests teeming with wildlife, abundant clear running streams fed by snow all give way to … Continue reading South Arapaho Peak and Glacier – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Chasm Lake Longs Peak Colorado

Chasm Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park

Snowshoes on our feet, we set out on an amazing outing to experience the wild and raw beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the dead of winter. Snowshoeing in the high country of Colorado comes with its share of dangers and discomforts, all of which we prepare for and deal with as a trade … Continue reading Chasm Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park

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