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Hey Folks!  Just added another video of an 8 day Wyoming Road Trip Fluffy and I took in July.  It’s a long one, but there was a lot of ground to cover!  We visited one of my favorite places in Wyoming, called Adobetown and tackled the iconic Morrison Jeep Trail.  Enjoy!

It’s cold and there is fresh snow on the ground, but it’s Colorado, so the sun is shining and it’s a perfect day for a hike.  There’s too much snow for the mountain bikers and not enough for the snowshoers so I get the trail all to myself.  That’s exactly how I like it. With my faithful companion, Fluffy Dog, I set out on the trail to finally finish Section 3 of… Read More

2016 has been a great year for adventure, but finding time to sit down to write has been a bit of a challenge.  Mother Nature has decided to intercede on behalf of our tiny blog audience by laying me low with a nasty cold that has made my biggest adventure of this week being a trip to the grocery store for chicken soup and cold medicine. Today I have the chance to… Read More

A little synchronicity happened in our schedules allowing Marybeth and I to embark on a short backpacking trip to tackle segment 10 of the Colorado Trail.  It was a good chance to test out our gear and have a little adventure.  We started our trek in the great little town of Leadville, where we met up and had dinner at the Tennessee Pass Cafe.  I popped into the Leadville Outdoors & Mountain… Read More

Hitting the trail again, I backtracked to Section One of the Colorado Trail and tackled it in two very different days of hiking. June 3, 2016 – 16.2 miles.  Laced up my hiking boots and packed up plenty of snacks and water for what I knew was going to be a long, steep, and mostly dry hike.  The plan was to start from the South Platte River and hike 8.1 miles to… Read More

Snow is still blanketing the high country in Colorado, so we packed up the Jeep for Memorial Day weekend to spend some time with friends and visit one of our favorite places, the San Rafael Swell.  The Swell is a unique geologic feature rising out of the high desert near Green River, Utah.  It’s full of twisty slot canyons, adventurous 4wd roads and unusual rock formations. We picked a campsite at the head… Read More

One of my many hiking goals is to complete the Colorado Trail.  I’ve made a slow start of it, but have some ambitious plans for the summer.  Taking off work a month or more is not a financial possibility so I’m planning to tackle it section by section as time allows.  I’m also planning nearby side trips to do a few 14ers and visit other interesting places I find along the way.  I… Read More

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey It is Earth Day, go hug a tree and thank Mother Nature for the beautiful views.    Be kind to our planet, it is the only home we have.   xo, MB

I have heard that you don’t need to invest a lot of money into gear to start hiking.  At least I think I have heard that, but then again REI is a thing that exists, so I am not sure that is the truth.  In any event, it is a fact that you don’t need much to head out to your local open space park for a short hike.  However, if you are… Read More

My happy place lies in the heart of the Red Desert.  It’s a seemingly barren wasteland that stretches across south-central Wyoming. The largest geologic feature is Great Divide Basin, the only place where the continental divide splits in two and the scant amount of water that lands in the basin evaporates before ever finding its way to a river.  It’s a lonely place, largely inaccessible by vehicle.  Millions of people whiz by… Read More