Chief Mountain Trail – First Time With Microspikes!

When my brother came and we hiked the Glacier Gorge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park a couple of years ago, it was Carly and I’s first foray into winter … Continue reading Chief Mountain Trail – First Time With Microspikes!

Second Attempt at Old Baldy / Diamond Lake

I attempted to summit Old Baldy in early July last year, not realizing at those elevations that snow would be such an issue. I trudged through hip deep snow for … Continue reading Second Attempt at Old Baldy / Diamond Lake

Booth Lake Trail – Near Vail, CO

Some people might say that waking up at 4am on a Saturday morning to go hiking is crazy, but I say it’s the only way to experience the best of … Continue reading Booth Lake Trail – Near Vail, CO

Hiking the Second Creek Trail to Twin Cones

My hike Sunday and this post are dedicated to my Grandma Branch that passed away on Friday. When I was little, I used to write one or two page stories … Continue reading Hiking the Second Creek Trail to Twin Cones

Mountain ride with trail going through the middle and mountains in the background

Stanley Mountain Trail – Berthoud Pass

Waking up early and heading to the mountains for a morning hike has been my escape of choice over the last couple of months. There’s something about breathing the cool … Continue reading Stanley Mountain Trail – Berthoud Pass

Returning to St. Mary’s Glacier – 2020

Carly and I have been dating for over six years and married for just under three now, which seems like such a short time when I write it like that, … Continue reading Returning to St. Mary’s Glacier – 2020

Top 5 Hikes Near Denver – Way Too Early Edition

I’ve explored a number of different hikes in the front range near Denver, and I decided to put together my list of personal top 5 hikes – even though as … Continue reading Top 5 Hikes Near Denver – Way Too Early Edition