Category Archives: Trip Reports

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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Car Camping Compromise

I was planning a short backpacking trip for the weekend after Thanksgiving when I realized that the annual “Catch the Glow” Christmas parade was scheduled for that Friday, and the 4th of July fireworks that were postponed due to high … Continue reading

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Holy Rock Formations, Batman!

The aptly named Lumpy Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado is a popular climbing area. The rock formations on this ridge have colorful names like Checkerboard Rock, The Needles, and Observatory Dome. The most prominent of all of the formations is … Continue reading

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