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

Expedition to Emerald Lake

During my parents visit over the Fourth of July weekend, the plan was for us to visit the main part of Rocky Mountain National Park that my mom, despite her … Continue reading Expedition to Emerald Lake

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