Category Archives: Hiking

Chasing Waterfalls

For the July 4th weekend we went out to chase some waterfalls, car packed with camping gear, food and a friend, destination as far away from people as possible. Driving through Capitol Reef National Park, sleeping in the car on … Continue reading

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Odessa Lake

This is what happens when your whole body is hurting for various reasons and you don’t want to hike this weekend, but your husband talks you to do an easy stroll, which turns into a moderate 10 mile hike. And … Continue reading

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Hello Maroon Bells

A good idea: Let’s hike Maroon Bells Wilderness area this Saturday. A great idea: Let’s sleep at the trailhead to get an early start to avoid people and get a nice cool hiking weather. We got both. It was refreshing … Continue reading

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The Weekend of Great Relax

In May we didn’t spend a single weekend home, just relaxing. There was the dinosaur hike, the weekend in Wyoming, Salt Lake City and another weekend in Wyoming. A weekend of pure relaxation was long overdue. I require quite a … Continue reading

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Hike to Harmonica Arch

This Saturday we didn’t camp. A decision I came to regret upon remembering all the amazing backcountry possibilities at Lost Creek Wilderness. The wilderness area is so beautiful, but damn you Colorado, do you have to be so outdoorsy?! We were at … Continue reading

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How to Dodge a Rockslide

Our Saturday in Salt Lake City started rainy. We had breakfast, got ready, waited the rain to die a little and headed out to Timpanogos Cave National Monument. A short drive from Salt Lake City, being mostly inside we thought … Continue reading

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The Home of the Palaeocastor

The first stop on our little weekend trip was Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in Nebraska. The little monument is free and well worth visiting. The site is best known for Miocene period fossils, such as Miohippus, the ancestor of … Continue reading

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Biting the Dust, Literally

Denver spring weather has lately been Denver spring weather. For the weekend we kept reading warnings about severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, possibly large hail and isolated tornadoes. So instead of waiting to see what Colorado decides to throw on us … Continue reading

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The Fourth Stop

After a night spent in Montrose it was time to visit one of our regular stopping places, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This time it was a rather short stop, since both the south rim and the north … Continue reading

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Flying J Ranch Park

Another easy, slow Sunday hike, this time at Flying J Ranch Park near Conifer, Colorado. For me this time of the year is prime hiking season for the nearby hikes. It’s not too snowy, not too cold and not too … Continue reading

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