Autumn in Staunton

Staunton State Park, about 30 minutes from Denver in Pine, Colorado is a park I love visiting during any season. (Check out my previous two blog posts about Staunton posted in May 2018) Earlier this week, I set out to find fall colors in the park and I got so much more! Beautiful sunny, blue... Continue Reading →

Kenosha Pass

Autumn is alive in the mountains of Colorado and one of my favorite spots for leaf peeping (along with everyone else in Denver) is Kenosha Pass about an hour from Denver on route 285. Some helpful tips: 1. Drop everything you are doing and go now! Seriously, the aspens are peaking! 2. Use the restroom... Continue Reading →

Square Top Lakes

We had three objectives on Sunday, our only day off together. They were: 1. Sleep in for a change! We are early risers during both our work week and on our weekends when we typically head out on mountain adventures. This weekend we decided to sleep in for a change without the loud blare of... Continue Reading →

Mt. Massive Is Massive!

On Monday I summited Mt. Elbert solo, Colorado's highest peak at 14,440 ft. Less than a week later, I returned with Aaron to tackle Elbert's next door neighbor, Mt. Massive, Colorado's second highest peak at 14,421 ft. ⭐️Check out my previous blog post about my Mt. Elbert adventure. As I mentioned in my previous post,... Continue Reading →

Climbing The Camel’s Back

So you're in Phoenix, Arizona and you want to go for a desert hike. No problem! Camelback Mountain offers a terrific hike in the middle of the city with incredible 360 views and amazing desert plants, cacti, and wildlife. From a distance, the mountain resembles its namesake: a camel's humpy back. I'm not sure if... Continue Reading →

Road Hiking Evans

It's Memorial Day weekend 2018 and we remember and honor all that have given their lives for our country. 🇺🇸 Memorial Day weekend in Colorado signals the opening of the Mt. Evans auto road, unless of course, Mother Nature puts her snow boot foot down. The Mt. Evans auto road allows visitors to drive up... Continue Reading →

Staunton State Park Hike 2

If you read my previous post "Staunton State Park Hike 1", you will see that I experienced a few trail fails. A week later, I ventured back up to Staunton for a different hike and I remedied those mistakes. This time I brought even more drinking water, more food, and Ibuprofen. I also brought my... Continue Reading →

Staunton State Park Hike 1

Staunton State Park is located in Pine, Colorado only 40 Miles southwest of downtown Denver. Staunton opened in May 2013, making it the newest state park and I highly recommend checking it out. I love visiting this park for a few reasons: 1. Well maintained, well marked trails that never feel crowded. Very serene, peaceful.... Continue Reading →

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