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It’s Winter in Colorado

By on November 13, 2013

Winter has finally descended on the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The air has a crisp bite to it, the mountains are snow-capped, and Starbucks is serving drinks in red holiday cups. This weekend (a long one thanks to Veteran’s Day) I spent quite a bit of time in the mountains considering…


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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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Vertical Miles Goes to HAWAII!!!

By on September 27, 2013

Yes you read the title correctly. This time tomorrow I will be on a plane bound for Hawaii! A little under a year ago my dad won a trip to Hawaii courtesy of Hilton Grand Vacations. For the low price of my parents having to listen to an hour-long…


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Deferment

By on September 25, 2013

The day has come where I can no longer believe that I am invincible and that a “little hamstring issue” will have no impact on my running ability. As much as I like to think I’m superwoman, I really am just a normal, everyday person. No superpowers here. At…

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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