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 →

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 →

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