Activities, Backpacking, Camping, Crater Lake National Park, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

Waking up in a lava field is always exciting stuff around me, as I'll make sure everyone knows how excited I am to be in a lava field! I mean, I was near the Newberry shield volcano, which is purported to be the largest volcano in the Cascades at twenty miles across, and it was… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

Activities, Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Quandary Peak

Nothing exemplifies Type 2 fun than a winter ascent of a 14,000 foot peak! It's been a few years since I've summited a Colorado 14er, and the pain of high altitude is easy to forget. With Eric in town and my friend Marie always down for crazy shenanigans, we plotted a February 13th ascent of… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Quandary Peak

Activities, Colorado, Hiking, Microadventures, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

Colorado Hiked: Loch Vale and Mills Lake Winter Hike

I just had to get away. But where could I go? I'm always at Vedauwoo, and I kind of hate hiking on trails I normally mountain bike on. Hmmm... and then it popped onto my Facebook newsfeed somehow, and I realized Rocky Mountain National Park was also not having a winter just like the rest… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Loch Vale and Mills Lake Winter Hike

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

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