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
Pearl Lake State Park is the destination for a beautiful fall hike in northern Colorado – gorgeous lake and reflections of fall all around us. It is very close to Steamboat Lake and can be hiked and visited the same day. A smaller body of water but enough if you have a kayak or canoe … Continue reading Pearl Perfection
Steamboat Lake State Park is about one and half hours north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It is a sizable lake and there were a few people boating, kayaking, and one lady napping on her paddleboard. The summer cabins were closed, a skeleton crew were at the visitors centers, and Covid had limited the people to the … Continue reading Survival of Beauty
Fish Creek Falls – what a name. I do not see how any fish would survive the falls or the rapidly flowing creek. It was cool and dark in the shadows of the mountain walls. It is 165 foot falls which is big in Colorado. This walk is “one of the most popular” in Steamboat Springs, … Continue reading Fish Creek?
I always heard about “Beautiful Door County” in upper Wisconsin when I lived in Chicago in the late 2000s. I never made it there until the Covid summer of 2020. We drove through the rural country through Wisconsin from northern Bayfield to Green Bay, WI and back up the “thumb” of Door County. How do … Continue reading Wisconsin Fish Boil
Hiking. Ten Minutes from Home. Sometimes the magic delights you right where you are. I am trying to look for those places. Daily. What places delight your visual senses in your neighborhood? Riding Horses. Thirty Minutes from Home. Celebrating the unusually warm October in Colorado Springs, we rode horses through the yellow woods. Where can … Continue reading Local Delights
Throughout this summer I was losing a friend to cancer. She and I were neighbors, spiritual sisters, cancer survivors, and hiking buddies. Her illnesses slowed her hiking over the last couple years, but she never stopped hiking and walking until she could no longer breathe from her lung metastasis. It is hard to not see … Continue reading Losing Her