Category Archives: Outdoors

Black Hills Gold

Camping in South Dakota – pics only until I have more time…
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July 5-8, 2012…

Mount Bierstadt, Been There, Done That

I climbed my second 14er at the end of June: Mount Bierstadt, elevation 14,060 feet. Wow, what a beautiful ascent with a great group of hikers from Northern Colorado Adventurers. We started hiking at …

Jackson Lake vs. The Big Tent

We took our first camping trip in the big “new” (garage sale) 10×16 Coleman Oasis cabin tent at Jackson Lake State Park last weekend! I’ve never had a good time camping with a three-year-old… until …

Stone Mountain Fog

I joined Northern Colorado Adventurers to climb 14ers. Booyah. Each spring they warm up with several “training hikes” like this one, which was posted as a hike to Sheep Mountain on the Round Mountain trail. …

Horsetooth Rock & Roll of Thunder

¬†We got a late start and I knew it. Kids hike slowly. But I was finally going up Horsetooth Rock! I hate to admit I’ve lived here eleven years and hadn’t climbed it before. We …

Hamilton Mountain for Two

It’s practially impossible to hike mountain peaks with preschoolers. Technically, they can ride along in a [very heavy!] child pack and I guess one could stuff in earplugs after the kids’ patience limit expires, but …

Horsetooth Falls

Horsetooth Falls family hike, May 2011 – pics only until I have more time on my hands!

Fun stuff!…

Mountain Cabin Anniversary

Ten years of marriage! Although the official date was back in January, we just had the opportunity to celebrate with a kid-free overnight vacation in March – in fact our first “couple” escape since having …

Climbing Quandary

On Saturday I disappeared into thin air. Well I didn’t disappear, but anyone on the trail thousands of feet below would have seen nothing more than an ant trudging up a giant anthill. Anyway at …

Beaver Creek Trail / Comanche

My husband was sure the trail wasn’t too long, and was relatively close to Fort Collins. So we planned a hike to Comanche Lake for a picnic lunch after church in mid July. In the …