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 →

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 →

Ragnar Trail Alafia River Florida

Merry Christmas readers! 🎅🏻🎁🎄It's been a very busy few weeks in preparation for the holidays. Now that presents have been exchanged over long FaceTime sessions with family, home-cooked dinners have been enjoyed, sugary Christmas cookies in the shapes of trees and bells have been devoured, Christmas Vacation has been watched, board games have been played... Continue Reading →

No, I haven’t been lazy

Well, it has been quite awhile since my last post (Thanks for the nudges Mom and Will). To be quite honest, I haven't been hiking too much lately. However, that doesn't mean that I've been sitting around on my comfy couch doing nothing (Tira, my cat, that's a different story. Talk about lazy!) For the... Continue Reading →

North Table: Not Just For Climbers

UPDATE: The Cottonwood Trail described in this post is temporarily closed until November 15, 2017 (yup, it closed just four days after we were on it). Apparently there were 20 rattlesnakes found on one part of the trail and 7 more on another part.  It is the time of year that these dangerous guys are... Continue Reading →

Autumn Along Bear Creek 

I have just realized that it has been a couple of weeks since my last post. It isn't that I haven't been active. I have. It's finally autumn in Denver and the Stone House Trail along Bear Creek near my house is glorious for running!  Since my last post, Hurricane Irma blew through my old... Continue Reading →

Couch to Trail in 20 Minutes 

It's quickly approaching Lazy O'Clock and I've got to make a decision....stay on the couch for the evening with a purring cat and good book OR get off my ass and get outside in the fresh mountain air for an evening hike? Before I could change my mind, I grabbed my running belt armed with... Continue Reading →

About those shoes….

In my previous post, "So I Guess I'm a Trail Runner Now", I mentioned my recent shoe purchase at REI. Salomon XA Comp 7 Women's Trail Running Shoes  I've never owned a pair of trail running shoes prior to this pair. It's been a handful of trail runs now and I LOVE them!! They are... Continue Reading →

So I Guess I’m A Trail Runner Now

  My running resume: Grammar School: Track Team High School: Track and Cross Country Teams College: ummm, running from one end of the University at Buffalo campus to the other for class Las Vegas Living: The effort was made, but just too damn hot outside Key West Living: Ugh, attempts were made, just too hot... Continue Reading →

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