Hiking with Uncle Chris

A couple of weekends ago we finally got to meet up with my brother and go hiking. He lives just south of Denver so we headed that way and met up at Castlewood Canyon State Park which I didn’t even know existed. It is a canyon just south of Denver and it was gorgeous. We…

An Autumn Hike….

Since we have Thursday evenings free and open we decided to head up to Rocky Mountain National Park and go for a hike to see the leaves changing. We got there late enough in the afternoon that many people were headed out so we were able to park at the Bear Lake trailhead. We decided…

Horsetooth Rock Hike

On Sunday we decided to hike Horsetooth Rock. It is close to our church and it was going to be part of our family celebration for completing and paying off my med school loan. We packed our lunches to eat in the car on the way to the trail head and a change of clothes…

Thursday Evening Hike

On another recent Thursday we packed up in the late afternoon and headed up the mountain to hike. We went to Ouzel Falls trail and while we didn’t make it all the way to the falls, the trail is full of other water falls and it was just a great evening to get out and…

Mountain Flowers

When we went backpacking a couple of weeks ago, the mountains were teeming with wild flowers. There were flowers everywhere and they were amazing. There were also a number of mushrooms and wild strawberry plants around. They made an already beautiful trip even more gorgeous.

Chasm Lake Hike

Since we had to come home early from our post Korea Camp hiking plans because of the stomach virus and I had not yet gotten sick (yet being the key word there, it hit me a few days after everyone else), I had an extra day off and so I got to share one of…

Weekend Coyote Ridge Hike

On Sunday on our way home from church we decided to hike Coyote Ridge. We pass the trail ridge each week and Clint and I have biked/ran it but the kids have never been on the trail. We planned ahead and packed hiking clothes and lunch. The kids were excited and ate their lunches as…

Bobcat Ridge Hike…

We decided to not really take a week off for Spring Break this year. We decided we’d rather finish a week earlier in May and have more summer free time. However we decided to make the week that the littles didn’t have preschool and the bigs didn’t have their Wednesday enrichment a little lighter and…

An Atypical Thanksgiving 2018

Our thanksgiving was anything but “typical” this past week. My parents were out of town and my brother and his new wife had other commitments so when we started looking and planning we all sat down and talked about what we really wanted to do. No one wanted turkey and we decided we’d rather spend…

Hiking On The Yurt Trip….

It kind of amazes me how the kids woke up super exicted to go hiking every morning at the yurt and then we got oh all of about 10 feet on a hike and suddenly everyone was tired/hungry/etc etc…. Not quite sure how that works. Actually though we had a great time hiking, even if…