Tour de Rockies

After our two week trip in the Canadian Rockies, we opted to take the scenic route back to Colorado.  This was a much better choice then 24+ hours of driving!  We explored Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, Idaho’s Sawtooths, and our beloved Crested Butte in Colorado.  After this trip, we would return to our Colorado home and pack for our impending bittersweet… Read more →

Bow Lake Sunset

Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies – Jasper & Banff We took July off to prepare for our move up to Bozeman. During this time, we set off on an adventure North – starting with Jasper National Park, followed by Banff National Park, and then a slow drive through National Forests in Montana, Idaho and Colorado. Chris’ parents and his sister, Kim, and her… Read more →

Canyonlands – Needles District

Canyonlands Needles District With a lot of life stressors coming our way (moving, new jobs, a baby on the way), we looked forward to a quick weekend backpacking trip to Canyonlands Needles District.  With its remoteness, there is no better place for a disconnect than the Needles. This May, we flew Katie’s Dad out for his 60th birthday and took… Read more →

Sandhill Crane Migration

Kearney Nebraska – Sandhill Crane Migration Nearly 80% of North America’s Sandhill Crane population stops over on the Platte River near Kearney Nebraska on their flyway north.  This region is rich in a food source (now spent corn) and relative protection from predators.  Although not a birder by trade, I am not one to miss out on an epic opportunity. Read more →

Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout We spent one night in the Squaw Mountain Fire Outlook in Evergreen.  This hut used to serve as the fire outlook for the region and has an amazing panoramic view of the Front Range Mountains. Read more →

Goblin Valley and Escalante

Goblin Valley and Escalante  After our trip here in 2014, we were excited to plan an eventual trip back to Southern Utah.  With many areas of the desert being very crowded and developed (Bryce, Zion, Page, etc), Escalante is a relatively uncrowded refreshing tiny town offering a plethora of outstanding adventure hiking. Read more →