Author Archives: Tonya

Hike the CT to Rebuild Trails

Hike the Colorado Trail in 2014 and raise money to rebuild trails that were destroyed in the September 2013 flood. Read on to find out how. In addition to destroying homes and highways, the 2013 flood in Northern Colorado demolished … Continue reading

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The Craziest Backpacking Trip Ever

It started around midnight when we heard of flooding in Elk Meadows on my husband’s fire department radio. A couple of hours later he was out the door to help with sandbagging. By 5:30 am we received a phone call … Continue reading

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Sky Pond

Summer is almost over, and we did not fit in much hiking. We did one backpacking trip in the Rawah Wilderness early in the summer, but I forgot to take my camera! It was a short 2-day trip, but long … Continue reading

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Wildfire Hike

Last weekend we took a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovered that a recently burned forest is actually quite beautiful. We did about a 6 1/2 mile loop to Cub Lake and then around to The Pool on … Continue reading

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Utah National Parks Tour

For spring break, the kids and I went to Zion, with short visits to Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Arches National Parks along the way. The weather was colder than I had hoped, but thankfully we only had one day of … Continue reading

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Devil’s Backbone

We haven’t done a lot of hiking this winter, but last month we were able to get out on a particularly nice day and hike Devil’s Backbone from Horsetooth Reservoir to the Hwy 34  trail head in Loveland, CO with … Continue reading

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Indian Brave

Yesterday my son asked me if I believe we come back in another life after we die. I dodged the question, explaining that some people believe it and others don’t. It’s a part of some religions and cultures. But he … Continue reading

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