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
Walking in Florida is like breathing water. The cloying humidity requires us to get up and be done with any mileage walks by 8:30 am. The afternoon thunderstorms were quite impressive and the humidity increased as the day heated. We were there for a Memorial service in late July 2021, and had a day to … Continue reading Breathing Water
Found another Arizona written blog: Pinnacle Point is one of the most unique rock shapes in the Scottsdale skyline. It is located in the central part of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and one place I remember from hiking here 20 years ago. I hiked and took no pictures – only my memories remain. Maybe my husband … Continue reading Desert Pinnacle and Gateway
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
My grandmother Helen was a remarkable woman. She received her nursing degree from Cleveland, Ohio in the 1930’s when women from tiny little backwater Indiana towns did not go away to school. She married a younger man and when she was 28, decided it was time to have a family, so she did. For the next … Continue reading Oh the Joy!
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
“Eat it with your traveling clothes on, prepared for a long journey, wearing your walking shoes and carrying your walking sticks in your hands; eat it hurriedly. This observance shall be called the Lord’s Passover.” Exodus 12:11 The Living Bible On a long drive, it is good to get out and really walk a few miles. … Continue reading Amarillo by Late Morning