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Beautiful day to check out my new neighborhood, so started with a local park next door. Shadow Pine Loop is a nice 3 mile stroll, and offered a great view of a three-toed woodpecker.
One of my favorite places to explore in Colorado is South Park. It is a vast and often inhospitable landscape surrounded by mountains on all sides, filled with wildlife and unique topography. A “park” is essentially a high mountain Valley, … Continue reading
Colorado is blessed to have so much amazing and accessible open space. To experience a hike back East like the one I did today at Colorado’s Staunton State Park, it would take hours of driving, packing and planning. Instead I … Continue reading
This was not originally intended as a blog post, but as a few final words I wrote during a recent hike up to the top of Sourdough Mountain in North Cascades National Park. Once I unexpectedly collected myself and was … Continue reading
I once did a bad thing when my kids were younger and I was trying to keep them motivated on a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I jokingly told them that there was a snack bar at the top … Continue reading
On a recent hike in Colorado I came upon this funny sign which, for whatever reason, reminded me of Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken. That night I could not help but re- write on a cocktail napkin as … Continue reading
I knew it was going to be a good day when I pulled into the trailhead parking lot and a coyote was looking at me from across the meadow. She watched me warily as I stepped out of my car … Continue reading
“Oh, It’s just another Buffalo,” Anthony said when we finally discovered what was causing the excitement in the cars stopped up ahead. Really? It only took 36 hours for Yellowstone to ruin my 9 year old kid? I had to … Continue reading