Beaver Creek, Colorado is located west of Vail and accessible through Avon, Colorado. The Gondola or open chair lift lifts you to the ski restaurant at 10,200 feet altitude. Reservations are suggested and it is open with weather permitting from Memorial Day in May to Labor Day in September during the week. You cannot take your … Continue reading Beaver Creek Beauty
Waiting for Taz, our twelve-year-old Schipperke dog to be treated at the Veterinary School in Ft. Collins, Colorado, we decided to sneak out for a quick hike in the nearby hills. This area had been threatened by fire in 2020 and I wanted to see how close the fire had come to this area. We … Continue reading Peaceful Poudre
Have you ever walked and prayed? Taken a prayer walk? When I see something spectacular in nature on a hike, I say ‘thank you God for this beauty’. My friend and I decided to try the different methods of prayer outlined in the book “Want to Hear God? Connect with Him in Prayer” by Nancy … Continue reading Prayer Walk Miracle
l am glad to say Taz survived the cancer tumor surgery, the big hematoma bruise after climbing and tearing out the inside stitches. He has a few more years of adventures and walks in the life of Taz. Our hiking dog Taz had a fatty tumor between his leg and groin that continued to grow. Finally … Continue reading Last Big Hike?
The High Chaparral Open Space is my neighborhood’s nearby hiking space with views to Pikes Peak, manageable 1.5 miles of trails, a lookout place to the Front Range of the Rockies with 200 mile views on a clear day, and wildflowers and wildlife. It was gifted in perpetuity to the Parks and Recreation Department and … Continue reading Encroaching Progress
Have you ever had a physical injury limit your hiking or walking? How did you handle the news? Where did you go for help? What helped you recover? Have you ever had a change in your health status? My heart is malfunctioning. I have to wear a Holter monitor for two weeks while we try … Continue reading AAA Limitations
Why would you move to Brownwood, Texas from Colorado Springs, Colorado? Buying a second home sight unseen having never been to Brownwood, relocating for one-third of the year 11 hours away, and moving with only what we could get into two vehicles was definitely a “leap of faith.” There is no hiking in flat Brownwood. But…. … Continue reading Brownwood, Texas? Why?
The Rabbit Ears Pass straddles the Continental Divide in Northern Colorado and is a source of recreational activity areas of all kinds. Rabbit Ears Pass area is outside of Steamboat Springs on Highway US 40. It covers 56 square miles and is an important transcontinental road started in 1911 and completed in 1917 and is being … Continue reading Rabbit Ears Challenge
I am not being lazy – I have run out of words for the beauty of this area of Colorado called Steamboat Springs. It is a lasting memory and I want to return there again and again to such magnificent nature. Hopefully, the fires will be out next year, and the smoke will not ruin … Continue reading Yampa River Garden
Stagecoach State Park is located in the Yampa Valley about 15 miles from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It has a large reservoir – over 800 acres for water sports with hiking trails around the perimeter of the lake. The buildings were all closed due to the Covid pandemic. Little did we know, there was history here … Continue reading Pandemic Disappointment – Again