Category: hiking

Lily Pad Lake: A Family Friendly Hike in Summit County

Lily Pad Lake is one of the most family-friendly hiking trails in Summit County. With easy trailhead access, gradual inclines and a beautiful lake filled with lily pads at the end of the hike, this is a trail that everyone at any age can enjoy. There are two access points to this lake, the Lily

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Colorado 14’ers: A Firstimers Guide to Hiking Mt. Quandary

When the snow melts and the Colorado Rockies are covered with sunshine and wildflowers, the mountains over 14,000 feet become a popular destination for people seeking the most beautiful views in the United States. A popular activity mostly within the summer months, hiking a 14’er is something visitors love checking off their bucketlist. The official count

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Leave No Trace: Colorado’s Hanging Lake Now Requires a Permit

The world of social media has brought attention to many beautiful places around the world. It’s not uncommon for people to start planning their next vacation thanks to “#travelinspiration” and as technology continues to play a pivotal role in our lives, I am not opposed to this convenience. The growth of tourism is a positive

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Columbine Lake Trail near Winter Park

When spring makes its appearance in the Colorado Rockies, the people of the small towns scattered across the mountains rejoice in the sight of snowfall, sunshine and warmer days. As we approach mid-April, Mother Nature has given us days as warm as the ’50s and ’60s here in the high country and that made me

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Danao Sea of Clouds: A Sweaty Hike to Beautiful Views

Around the second week of our trip to the Philippines, we were desperate for some exercise and adventure. As an active family, it was hard for us to lie around on the beach all day and do nothing (I know, poor us!) I shared my need for exercise to a family friend who excitedly exclaimed,

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Slab City

                                                                  “God is Love” A beautiful message spread over Salvation Mountain that welcomes visitors to the famous yet unbelievable Slab City. This off grid city that resembles a post-apocalyptic movie was first introduced to us on our second day on the road. We met a young couple at a rest stop in Utah who told us

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Lake Tahoe

We rang in 2016 in South Lake Tahoe, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, we were very familiar with Tahoe and its beauty. We knew it would be cold and snowy, but our plans were filled with hikes and more hikes. I imagined picturesque views of the lake where we would play in the

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Conundrum Hot Springs

Our very first hot springs experience was at Conundrum Hot Springs in Aspen. Conundrum Hot Springs is the highest elevation natural hot springs in North America sitting at an elevation of 11, 200 feet. The only way to access the hot springs is by hiking the 8.5 miles up through the Maroon Bells-Snow Mass Wilderness.

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