Once I had finished reading the book, "Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks,” my thoughts immediately turned to hiking. It was too late in the day to complete a ten-mile plus hike, but I had wanted a trek with a bit of distance. However, when had driven to the North Inlet … Continue reading Baker Gulch Exploratory Hike
Bear Lake is a beautiful, multi-shaded lake of blue, which spans through both Utah and Idaho. It is twenty-miles long (North to South) and seven-miles across at the widest point (East to West). Stella had spent childhood summers camping at one of the state park campgrounds on the Idaho side. Just as the year prior, … Continue reading Bear Lake Adventure
So what do most couples do on their Anniversary? Go to dinner, the spa or the theater? We chose to hike the Timber Lake Trail inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trailhead is located to the east of and just before the Colorado River Trailhead. And after quick drive into the park, we … Continue reading Timber Lake Hike
On Sunday, I (Stella) made a spontaneous decision for Larry and I to spend the afternoon at Aurora Reservoir, which is about ten minutes from our home. The gate entry fee is $10.00. In the years past, the park required that kayaks and canoes get fully inspected, which cost another $10.00 annually. But that policy has since changed, and these … Continue reading Mountain Bike & Kayak Day!!!