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

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

Castlewood Canyon State Park

Castlewood Canyon State Park

"I think there's a dead cat in my beard" Hiking all year, in all seasons, has its pros and cons. Most would tell you, "the best hiking weather is sunny and blue and not too hot or cold." We all know that that rarely happens. If we waited on that type of weather, on the … Continue reading Castlewood Canyon State Park

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

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

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