Sometimes I forget, living in Denver, that the actual world-famous Rocky Mountains are just a few miles away. With no long distance trips planned for the summer, I decided to take advantage of a few days off work and, with no set destination, ended up traveling to several places in Colorado I’d never been: Crestone,Continue reading “Colorado Backyard Trip, Summer 2021”
I was able to get a couple of days off last week and decided to head into the mountains for two nights before coming back in for a concert at Red Rocks. I spent the first night in a perfectly deserted, beautiful spot in the Buffalo Creek Wilderness. The next morning, I headed south toContinue reading “Quick and Troublesome Mountain Escape, May 2021”
I suppose two years in a row makes it an annual tradition. Last year’s trip was hard to describe. I was tied in knots. This year was about liberation, celebration, and overcoming a couple of breakdowns, one of which could have ended the trip if not for the giant heart of a friend and anotherContinue reading “Southern Utah, Winter 2021”
A few weeks ago, I was able to get up to the hills and over to Moab one last time before the snow arrived. I spent the first day crossing Guanella Pass and Independence Pass, then headed up to a narrow, beautiful trail in Rifle Gap. The next day I met up with some fellowContinue reading “Rockies/Moab, October ’20”
We’re fortunate and grateful to be part of a group of families who visit Wellington Lake outside Bailey, CO each Labor Day for a weekend of mountains and water. I didn’t get many pics, but we had a great time and the weather was fantastic.
Last year, I added the high top and a diesel furnace to the Syncro because I wanted it to be a true four-season camper. What I neglected to consider is that summer is a season as well, and traveling in 90+ degree heat with the windows down absolutely sucks. I needed to add air conditioning.Continue reading “A/C Project”
As part of my official entry into oldmanhood, my daughters were nice enough to take in a hike in Golden Gate Canyon with me this week. I’m eternally grateful to have these kids and to be so close to these mountains.
I went on a short walkabout last weekend to a few places in Colorado I’d never been. I went down through Buena Vista and over Cottonwood Pass, camping on the west side of the pass in Gunnison National Forest Friday night. Saturday I went past Taylor Reservoir and hiked at Lottis Creek and followed itContinue reading “Cottonwood Pass/Taylor Res/Crested Butte”
Traditionally, my crew takes an annual one thousand-mile-plus Vanagon journey. With the ‘Rona raging this year and our trip to Yosemite canceled, we decided to stick closer to home.
A friend and I decided to take an early-season trip from Denver to south of Sedona, AZ in late February, hoping the weather would hold up and the mountain bike trails would be dry. We were lucky to have perfect conditions. My buddy got some good rides in while I found out that I’m sorelyContinue reading “Four Corners 2020”