Birthday Hike and 11 Years Old!

Thursday we celebrated Leighton’s 11th birthday. He said he wanted to climb Mt Bierstadt. He had heard about it during our virtual summer Colorado run that he and I have been doing and it is a 14’er at 14,065 feet. The younger kids stayed at my parents house and we got up at 2AM to…

The Loch Hike….

We had told the kids that we would go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park on Monday and they were all really excited. With all things COVID-19 right now one has to get a timed entry pass to get into the national park which we figured wouldn’t be an issue because we were able to…

More Fishing And S’mores….

We did a lot of fishing when we were up at my Aunt’s cabin, we fished Grizzly Creek a few different times and on Thursday went to both Dumont Lake and Muddy Pass Lake. I can’t say we had a whole lot of luck, although my dad, Clint, and Leighton all caught fish….and I caught…

Hiking Rabbit Ears……

While we were up at my Aunt’s cabin we hiked up Rabbit Ears. The day was beautiful and we could not have asked for a better day. We hiked through fields of wildflowers that were abloom and gorgeous. Part way up we came to a large snow field which meant we all took turns sliding…

Anniversary Hike

Clint and I celebrated 15 years married on Thursday. In true fashion we celebrated with a hike. We got our timed entry pass to Rocky Mountain for 6 AM and were on the trail before 7AM. We had our bandannas ready and looked at times like we were out to rob the stagecoach but we…

Devils Backbone Hike/Mountain Bike…

On Friday the older 3 boys went on their first mountain biking trail with Clint. I got to hike with the 2 littles. We went to Devils Backbone early long before any crowds showed up or it got to warm. We all started from the same parking lot and Clint and the boys headed off…

Hiking Poses…..

On our trip we decided that each kid would pick a pose and then every hike we went on I would get a photo of them in that pose. Initially it was to be in each of the national parks we went to but since the pandemic changed all of that we just went with…

Hanging Gardens

Our final hike on our trip was also in Page, Arizona. It was a great hike. It was called Hanging Gardens and we traveled along the red rocks and desert area up to a little overhang where the water collected along the rocks resulting in a little mini oasis of plants growing and flourishing. It…

Quarantine Hike….

Sunday morning since we didn’t want to be in any large group even though we go to a small church and they were still meeting, with me working in an ER and being on the front lines I can’t risk getting sick or potentially making someone else sick, so we took our quarantine on a…

Birthday Hike….

For my birthday I wanted to go on a family hike. Not a bad idea if my birthday was sometime between April and October….but it’s not, it’s at the end of December. And sometimes in Colorado the end of December can feel like April….but not this year. We have had one of the coldest Decembers…