Curt Gowdy State Park, Hiking, Microadventures, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: Curt Gowdy State Park Hidden Falls – Winter Version

One of the more popular hikes in southeastern Wyoming, the ~4 mile hike to Hidden Falls in Curt Gowdy State Park is great all year around. However, in the summer (even more so since COVID19 hit) it is CROWDED. I much prefer solitude, so Hidden Falls in the winter months are my go-to for waterfall… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: Curt Gowdy State Park Hidden Falls – Winter Version

Camping, Microadventures, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: Pole Mountain Camping

Sometimes you just have to get away, even if it's just close to home and a quick trip to enjoy the longest day of the year on the Summer Solstice. This past spring REI put a lot of their tents on sale, so I pulled the plug and got myself a new tent, the Half… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: Pole Mountain Camping

Microadventures, Uncategorized, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: Como Bluff & Fossil Cabin

Wyoming Explored -  my new blog series on unique things to see and do in Wyoming, which is my home.  This is inspired partially by me wanting to see things I haven't in 30+ years, and by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to me focusing on adventuring closer to home. I love dinosaurs,… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: Como Bluff & Fossil Cabin

Colorado, Microadventures, United States

March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

  Microadventure: National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, made this his thesis for life. He believed that capitalizing on small, close-to-home adventures was not only fun, but healthy for the explorer in all of us. Or as Alastair says, adventures that are “small and achievable, for normal people with real lives.”  Just get out… Continue reading March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

Microadventures, United States, Wyoming

January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo

What's a microadventure?  A microadventure is a short bit of adventure that is done close to home.  The concept has been popularized by Alastair Humphreys, who frames it around the idea of being "small and achievable, for normal people with real lives" and with sleeping overnight outdoors.  It doesn't require airfare, or long road trips, specialized… Continue reading January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo