Hiking, Medicine Bow National Forest, National Forests, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Gap & Shelf Lakes

I can't say I've really explored this late in the year in the Snowy Range! Wanting to kick off my 39th birthday with some sort of hike, though being a day late, I headed up early to Lewis Lake Trailhead. Today I would explore a new-to-me trail to Shelf Lakes. This trail spurs off of… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Gap & Shelf Lakes

Activities, Hiking, Microadventures, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Turtle Rock Loop

This way to adventure! What is an outdoorsy girl to do when its in the low 30's, windy, and spitting snow? Hike, of course! It has been many years since I've done the Turtle Rock Loop at Vedauwoo, a spectacular place in the eastern Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne. I arrived to… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Turtle Rock Loop

Camping, Hiking, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Browns Peak Loop / Alpine Lakes Loop

Alpine Lakes Loop11.8 miles Back in September my adventure buddy, Lydia, and I headed up to the Snowies for a late summer season camping adventure. We didn't quite bank on a foot of snow when we arrived to Brooklyn Lake, but we found a spot fairly sheltered from the wind and set up camp, ready… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Browns Peak Loop / Alpine Lakes Loop

Hiking, United States, Wyoming

Hiking Medicine Bow Peak

I've been up and down Medicine Bow Peak eight times since I was eight years old.  Needless to say, it is my favorite place in the whole world. Medicine Bow Peak is the prominent peak of the Snowy Range mountains in southeastern Wyoming, and rises to an elevation of 12,018 feet (it was 12,013 for… Continue reading Hiking Medicine Bow Peak

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