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The Hike to Bear Lake That Wasn’t

By on January 21, 2014

This weekend Mary came to visit me and get in some time on the mountains. The plan was to ski Saturday and Monday and go on a snowshoe hike on Sunday. We stuck to the skiing part of the plan, but the snowshoeing didn’t happen quite like we had…


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A Snowy Afternoon Trek to Hanging Lake

By on January 16, 2014

This past weekend Jason and I took a day off from skiing (for me) and work (for him) to hike hanging lake. This is a hike I’ve been wanting to do since I moved to Colorado two and a half years ago but never got around to doing since…


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Sunrises and Sunsets: Day 3 on the Big Island

By on October 16, 2013

Sunset on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are the two behemoths that form the majority of the big island of Hawaii. Each silently stand vigil over the other until the time comes for one to rain down a fiery inferno of death and destruction onto the lush, unsuspecting…


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The Big Island: A Study in Contrasts

By on October 2, 2013

 

The Big Island in Hawaii is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. On the west side of the island, where we’re staying, is a barren wasteland of obsidian lava and gnarled, standing dead, trees. This badland continues, interrupted periodically by lush, resort oases until suddenly on the southern and northern…


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Missouri Lakes and 5 days until Leadville!

By on July 8, 2013

With only 5 days until Leadville, I guess I should start figuring out what I’m bringing with me and what I still need to pick up. So far I have my bicycle (which is getting tuned today), my helmet, two folding chairs for my mom and my sister while…

Sam
Boulder, CO

I'm just a regular girl who loves exploring in the mountains, both at home in Colorado and around the world. You can usually find me trail running, mountain biking, hiking, or backpacking with my husband Jason and my sweet pup Moose. When I'm not out exploring, you can find me in the kitchen whipping up generally healthy, delicious treats!

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