Tag: colorado

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 →

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 →

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park We are exceedingly lucky to have one of the most interesting and beautiful natural wonders in our “back-yard.” Usually in early May we have cabin fever and are ready to start hiking and camping. Given that the high mountains haven’t thawed, this makes the perfect time of year to visit the Sand Dunes. At ~8,000… Read more →

ice lake basin, colorado, silverton

Ice Lake Basin

Ice Lake Basin We took a much-needed break from the heat of summer and strains of work to backpack in the Ice Lake Basin outside of Silverton, CO. We spent 3 nights exploring this beautiful region of Colorado. Chris’ mom, Tesa, joined us for this adventure! Read more →