On Memorial Day, Stella and I trekked along the East Shore Trail. On our way back, we had paused for a moment to look north across the lake into the snowcapped southern end of the Never Summer Range. This trail encompasses both the Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park, on the eastern … Continue reading POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP
The Never Summer Wilderness. Tucked away on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 21,000 acres to explore and direct access via the Bowen/Baker trailhead (Note: At the time of publication, the access to the Never Summer Wilderness is closed at the park boundary due to the East Troublesome Fire) this has … Continue reading POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness
Moab: a hot, dry desert region in eastern Utah. It is a place of archeological wonder, and one in which people travel from around the globe to observe the landscape carved millions of years ago. Two weeks ago, we spent a few days in Moab biking and exploring the area's parks. While we did enjoy … Continue reading Moab Adventure!
Canyonlands National Park, located southwest of Arches National Park, was described by Edward Abbey as, "the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere." Created from both the Green River and the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park is divided into distinct sections; the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the … Continue reading POTW: Canyonlands National Park
This last weekend we embarked upon our Southwest Colorado Adventure, another first for us. The weather had prevented us from being able to do everything that we had planned. But we still had a great time visiting this part of Colorado, although it had felt like a world away from our neck of the woods … Continue reading Southwest Colorado Adventure
The Sawatch Range ~ Mt Antero & Mt Princeton The Sawatch Range, which is home to eight of the twenty highest peaks in Colorado. We stopped in route from our weekend trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Ouray to take in the views as we made our way home. Every … Continue reading POTW: Sawatch Range
Prior to the start of National Park Week 2021, I posted a question on Facebook: "What is your favorite National Park?" I was astonished to learn that Rocky Mountain National Park did not make the top 5. THe Top 5: Yellowstone National Park took top honors, which is almost a given considering that it is … Continue reading National Park Week 2021