Category Archive: Colorado

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

Sampling the San Juan Mountains

Between our visit with Nancy’s family and our arrival in Las Cruces we had three days in which to get a taste of the San Juan Mountains. Because we wanted to see as… Continue reading

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway and a Hike Up Mount Spaulding

As lovely as the other hikes and outdoor explorations we did during our visit, the drive up the Mount Evans Scenic Byway and subsequent hike up Mount Spaulding were hands-down the most beautiful.… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Hikes: Upper Boulder Lake and Mount Sanitas Trails

One of the best things about the mountain ranges in states such as Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Arizona is the rapid changes in elevation that allow you to experience multiple ecosystems… Continue reading

Family Visits in Colorado: Hiking, Leaf-Peeping, and Elk

Leaving the Black Hills at the end of the first week of September we made a beeline directly to Tom’s niece Nancy and husband Tim’s new house in Colorado. Located in the small… Continue reading