The Sun Sets on 2018

What better way to celebrate New Year’s than to leave the snow and miserable cold and head out to some sunshine on the beach. No, I’m not headed to a tropical island (this time!) but California will do. San Francisco City Tour + New Year’s at a quaint beachside hotel in Monteray is nearly perfect. … More The Sun Sets on 2018



Road Trip! Utah! During my time in CO the two have almost always gone together. Whenever the chance to get away for a long weekend has presented itself, I’ve frequently jumped on I70 and just headed west. When Colorado is already getting chilly and has snowdrifts on top of 14’ers, I can always count on … More Moaaaaaaaaaab!

Missouri Lakes in Colorado

I’ve always been fascinated by states that name cities and roads after other cities and countries, like Paris, Texas. Apparently hiking destinations are no exception – at the end of June I visited Missouri Lakes in Colorado, and let me tell you, the experience was MUCH more enjoyable than visiting the state of Missouri. It … More Missouri Lakes in Colorado

Colorado <3

Some people never like to hike the same trail twice, but for me the first time I typically visit a place, I move quickly to get to the summit, and it’s the next visit where I take my time and stop to enjoy the views. Growing up in Arizona, there was really only one season … More Colorado ❤

It’s a Beech

No, I mean, literally, the park has a beach! It seems every summer I’m caught by surprise at how crowded the popular trails close to the Denver area are. Apparently arriving at 9am at one of the less popular entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park was already too late to snag a parking spot. Soooo … More It’s a Beech

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Cool, mountain spring time is the perfect time to jump into some HOT SPRINGS, and not those commercial ones where it’s just a giant pool filled with screaming toddlers and their parents. A group of us hiked up to Rainbow Hot Springs, one of the better known natural springs in the state. It’s about a … More Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot