Working by Weekday and Getting Away by Weekend

Before I knew it September had rolled around and we had returned to Las Cruces so I could start preparation for the build season. The (nearly) 4 months traveling was refreshing but I… Continue reading

Snowshoe Regret: The Visit to St. Mary’s Glacier

Our last outing in Colorado was a brief one: a few days prior to our departure from Nancy and Tim’s Tom and I decided to get out for the morning and take a… Continue reading

South Boulder Creek Trail. Or, the Amazingness of the Colorado Wilderness.

While Tom and I were visiting his family in Colorado, his niece Nancy, Abby, and I took a day to do a hike in the James Wilderness. I don’t believe I’ve seen a… Continue reading

Mount Evans Scenic Drive and a Hike to the Chicago Lakes

During our trip the previous year Nancy and I had driven most of the way up the Mount Evans Scenic Byway but hadn’t made it past Summit Lake since the section to the… Continue reading

Drive Up Cottonwood Pass and Family Days in Evergreen

We only had a day and a half to get from our Habitat build in Cortez to Tom’s niece’s house in Evergreen but we made the most of it, leaving early from the… Continue reading

Cortez Days and a Weekend in San Juan National Forest

It wasn’t just our awesome experience building with Montezuma County Habitat that made our 2 weeks in Cortez so pleasant, it was also the relaxing pace of the area and the proximity to… Continue reading

Montezuma County Habitat for Humanity

From Utah our destination was Cortez, Colorado where we were signed up to build for 2 weeks with Montezuma County Habitat for Humanity. As the only two RV Care-a-vanners that signed up for… Continue reading

Water and Fire

On our last day in Utah we decided to do something a little different: rather than do a single hike we opted to do a short, new-to-some-of-us trail followed by a backcountry drive… Continue reading

The Third Time Isn’t Always the Charm

I first hiked the Skyline Trail in the Fishlake Mountains in September 2015 and after realizing that 16.6 miles at this elevation with drive time and photo stops was not a one day… Continue reading

“Backyard” Explorations

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time I’m sure you’re probably tired of me professing my love for Utah: the dramatic red rock formations, the high country meadows, the… Continue reading