If you haven’t noticed, I’m a pretty big fan of snow. Luckily we live somewhere with an abundance of the white stuff, and it’s good for more than skiing and snowball fights. Saturday morning my friend Lewis McAll and I got an early start and headed towards our destination, Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is located… Continue reading Snow Cave, Yes Please!
Hello, is anybody there? Probably not, because I surely haven’t been here. Things haven’t been too interesting lately, and we haven’t taken many pictures, hence the lack of blog posts. Here is some new info for us. 1. I got a new job! I’m doing accounting at Save Our Youth, where Joel and I are… Continue reading Anybody there?
After visiting the Matterhorn during our 2007Â trip to Switzerland, there was no question about visiting Little Matterhorn in Rocky Mountain National Park when we found out about it in myÂ Colorado Scrambles: Climbs Beyond the Beaten Path book. The real Matterhorn: This time, we wouldn’t just see it, we would make the point to climb it!… Continue reading Little Matterhorn – RMNP
In the summer of 2001, (summer after my freshman year of college) I painted houses for my summer job. That summer, I learned at least two things: I learned how to paint I learned that I hated painting I guess while high on paint fumes one day, I decided that my friend Jason Rice and… Continue reading Capitol Fever
Lauren and I took off Friday afternoon to avenge Mt. Bancroft. Read Lauren’s account of our failed attempt from a couple weeks ago. As discovered by our previous trip, the 4×4 trail is pretty rough. This time we planned to park at the first gate, and backpack in. We went a little further past the… Continue reading Mt. Bancroft Success
A couple of weekends ago, we headed out for Mt Bancroft. We went as far as our CRV would take us on the 4-wheel drive trail before we gave up and started hiking. It’s a beautiful area with 4 lakes near the base of the mountain. As mountains would have it, storm clouds started rolling… Continue reading Bancroft Fail
Oh yes it is. For part of the 4th of July weekend, we went camping with our friends Kyle and Stephanie in the Independence Pass area outside of Aspen. It is SO pretty. I guess we understand why it is insanely expensive to live there. We camped at the Weller campground, and our tent was… Continue reading Camping is fun
A few weekends ago, my parents came to visit! We had a lovely time. We went to Boulder on Friday, hiking a bit at Chautauqua and taking the tour at Celestial Seasonings tea factory. The next day when Joel was off work, we rode our bikes down the Platte River trail. We LOVE the Platte… Continue reading Mom & Dad’s Visit
One Sunday after church, we headed up to Chief Mountain. It’s not too far out of town, and it’s not difficult. The hike only took us about an hour, and the views were great for so short a hike.
Lauren’s grandmother might have made a mistake getting me “Colorado Scrambles: Climbs Beyond the Beaten Path” this past Christmas. I’ve been staring at it since then, picking out lots of great climbs for us to do. Pick # 1 – Torreys Peak via Kelso Ridge Lauren and I left Denver Sunday afternoon and made the… Continue reading Memorial Day with a View