Maroon Bells – Need to Know
While it seems like it should be EASY to visit natural areas that are oh so picture perfect postcard lands, IT OFTEN IS NOT. The Maroon Bells is the perfect example of that complication and I am here to walk you through getting that awesome photo ad having a fantastic time. Due to overcrowding in…
Share the Outdoors
One thing I have noticed more acutely this year is that outdoor recreation can seem completely out of reach for people. This is due to a variety of things, including but not limited to ableism, racism, socio-economic restrictions, sexism, homophobia, and much more. Our culture shares the image of the outdoors as a white man,…
Climb Mountains – Even Small Ones
I went hiking yesterday. It did not go well. My water bladder didn’t seal right (my fault) so I lost half my water, which was comfortably all over my backside leaking from my backpack. It was really sunny and hot, even at 8,600 ft. above sea level. I got altitude sickness. I took a wrong…
It was soon I realized at around 8,000 feet that I would be hiking in the snow if I chose to go. I hesitated some, worried about my clumsy nature on ice. Yet, being stupid, or stubborn, or both, I pushed forward with my hiking plans.
Overcrowded and Overanxious
Colorado is having a good time, as far as numbers and statistics go. We have one of the best economies in the nation with low unemployment and booming industries. Like Marijuana, technology, and the subject of this post….tourism.
Travel Freedom with Fitness
When I started college in 2011 I did not fully ascertain that it would mean as many sedentary hours as it did. My Bachelor’s is in Journalism and a second degree in History, as you can imagine this means being sedentary, reading, typing, editing. Sedentary. Add a Master’s which was another year of sitting on…
Adventure of the Week – Cub Lake Loop
Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of my all time favorite things to do in Colorado. A particular favorite place is the hike to Cub Lake. This month, I decided to challenge myself and do the entire 7-mile loop up to Cub Lake and back down the mountain by the Arkansas River, known…
Adventure of the Week – Casper, Wyoming
Casper, Wyoming is an intriguing Wyoming town. Wyoming as a whole can seem like a lot of nothing for endless miles, yet Casper offers a mid-state stopping point for road trippers and locals. As one of the biggest in the state, and the city boasts some impressive features for visitors. #northern bound #Wyoming #casper #roadtrip…