Tag Archives: Anna the Puppy

My Summer of Hiking

With summer and warmer weather already here, I’m gearing up for another Colorado hiking season. Last year’s was spectacular, with my puppy Anna and I getting out to do more than a trail a week between the end of March and the end of October. We explored several new locations, oftentimes with friends or my […]

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The Ghosts of Christmas 2014

When it comes to travel, I’ll be honest, this past year was rather slow, all things considered. I didn’t jet away to some far off foreign land, as I’ve done in years past. I didn’t set foot outside my own country, actually. I didn’t even explore a new destination, really, opting instead to stay around […]

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Hiking the Maroon Bells

Hiking the Maroon Bells near Aspen is one of the best experiences to be had when visiting Colorado. But when a friend of mine and I recently stopped in for a short walk, I left disappointed. That’s something not many people feel when leaving the area. The mountains and reflective waters are, after all, one […]

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Hiking in Steamboat Springs

A lot of hiking trails in Steamboat Springs lead to fantastic spots. And so with only three days in town, my friend and I had to be pretty picky as to what we selected for each day. While others may choose different trails, these are the three we hit and the reasons why… Thunderhead After […]

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A Weekend at the Steamboat Springs Sheraton

I spent last weekend at the Steamboat Springs Sheraton. “The Sheraton?” you ask. “Really?” Really. And believe me, I’m just as surprised as anyone. Never in a million years would I have thought of a Sheraton as having the type of rooms or the service I received during my complimentary stay, but there’s a reason […]

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The Week of Anna

Didn’t you get the memo? This is the week of Anna. As in my puppy. Yes. We declared it to be her week a few months ago. In order to celebrate appropriately, I took the week off from work to get to all we have planned. The week started this past Saturday with a trip […]

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My Five Rules of Hiking

Are there rules to hiking? Don’t you just throw on a pack with some water and munchies and hit the trail? Well, yeah, that’s certainly one way of doing it. And for most hikes that’s okay. But there are a few other things to keep in mind before heading out the door. And after hearing […]

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Skipping National Park Week

  National Park Week is this week in the United States. Happy days to all of those of you who were looking forward to it. There certainly is no shortage of great places to explore. And so I strongly suggest you get out and check out some of these amazing places. After all, they are […]

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