Weekend Hiking: Jasper Lake Trail, Nederland, CO

Well, well, well… Fall is making its way back to Colorado just as the summer calendar is winding down. And, honestly, it feels lovely. The past few months of temperatures in the 90s has been brutal. I moved away from Florida for a reason! (Well, not that reason, but it was a perk!) This past …

One of the best trips of my life, PART ONE: Salida, Ouray, Ridgway, + Hiking the Blue Lakes Trail

Hi. Wow, it's been awhile. A whole month! How are you?  I decided to disconnect a little bit the last month because of everything going on in the world and also just for some personal reasons. Anyway, last week I went on a mini road trip and it was one of the best vacations I …

Hiking Green Mountain: Rooney Road Trailhead in Lakewood, CO

December 1st! Wow, that’s wild, isn’t it? It sure feels like it here, though. Colorado is covered in a fluffy blanket of snow and, while it’s absolutely beautiful, it’s also absolutely freezing. I woke up to temps in the teens. My little space heater is working overtime over here. I’m trying my best to get …

OMG 30!

Today I’m thirty years old. And do you know what? I’m so fucking happy to be out of my 20s. That second decade was filled with so much pain and heartbreak and change that I think I needed to go through to get where I am today. That revelation is nearly impossible to imagine when …

Weekend Running + Riding: Allenspark + A Ride to Spruce Confections

Another big weekend in the books. I’m not great at holding back once Friday night rolls around. I have all the time and almost none of the responsibilities on Saturday and Sunday, so I try and cram in all the activities, which leaves me feeling like I need another weekend to recover from the weekend …