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 →

Roxborough State Park

It's springtime in Colorado! The snowshoes and snowboard have been put away in our "fun closet" until next winter. Yes, I said "fun closet"....haha. It's filled with bocce balls, Kubb (a Viking yard game), frisbees, football, basketball, fishing pole, disc golf gear, scuba gear, skis, snowboards, ice skates, camping gadgets, and snowshoes. What can I... Continue Reading →

Riding at “The Love”

On Christmas morning 2015, I awoke to a scavenger hunt carefully planned by my boyfriend, Aaron. (Cue the "awwwwws".....I love scavenger hunts!! Fun Fact: Someday, I'm going to be a contestant on the Amazing Race, just you wait 😜) As I followed the clues, I was eventually led to our building's parking garage. Excitedly, I... Continue Reading →

F.E.A.R.

I have always tried to avoid activities with extreme exposure because I have a tremendous fear of heights (no skydiving for this chic). My heart starts racing, I sweat profusely, I experience shortness of breath, and my legs and hands tremble uncontrollably. It isn't a pleasant feeling. Once, I thought I was going to have... Continue Reading →

31 Day Challenge Finale!

Thank you Ragnar for challenging me to get off the couch in the dead of winter and be active in one form or another! Pretty fun, well rounded month: *1 Snowshoe adventure ❄️ *11 Run Days🏃‍♀️ *1 Snowboarding day at the Love 🏂 *6 Gym Days🏋️‍♂️ *1 Dam🌅 *8 Lakes🌳 *Family activity days with Mom,... Continue Reading →

31 Day Challenge…Still At It

*Check out my previous post to read all about the 31 Day Challenge. Now carry on.... Well, I'm still plugging away at The 31 Day Challenge. The weather has turned a bit colder here in Colorado. Winter has come! I've had a handful of boring gym treadmill days, but I've still managed to get outside... Continue Reading →

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