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

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

Lightweight Rain Gear for Hiking

Frogg Toggs Rain Gear

That's seemingly the market for Frogg Toggs, $20 ultralight rain gear. In our hunt for lightweight rain gear that doesn't break the bank and keeps you dry, we ran across Frogg Toggs. Made from a breathable polypropylene material that comes in at a whopping 10.5 oz for the jacket and pant, compresses down into a … Continue reading Frogg Toggs Rain Gear

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

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

Section Hiking the CDT

High Lonesome to Devil’s Thumb

Making our way across the high open tundra, we felt as if we could touch the sky. The High Lonesome to Devil's Thumb is just that, a high altitude trail to be alone with your thoughts in an ever expanding environment. The trail always aiming for a horizon that blurs, where earth and sky are … Continue reading High Lonesome to Devil’s Thumb

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

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