Author: Laci

Thru-Hiker Interview with Emily Ford

As you know, I’m a day hiker. Day hikes are out and backs where at the end of they day the hiker sleeps somewhere that is not considered camping, mostly. Keltin and I are working on overnight backpacking but even that is small compared with thru-hiking. Today I am super happy to announce that I

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Rocky Mountains: St. Elmo, CO

What is better for October than a ghost town? Maybe pumpkin spice and hot tea but it is a close call. To get to this town please note that you will be driving on dirt and gravel roads. St. Elmo is an interesting ghost town for a few reasons: It was abandon essentially overnight when

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Campfire Stories: Lake Crescent

I really enjoyed last weeks campfire story and thought I’d share some more. Trigger warning, one of the below stories does involve homicide. While visiting Lake Crescent on our honeymoon we learned the myth of Mount Storm King. Lake Crescent and Lake Sutherland were once one lake. The local tribes were at war, angered by

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Browns Canyon National Monument

Our first big hike on this road trip was to Browns Canyon National Monument. Browns Canyon is a relatively new national monument as it was established in 2015. This area caters to all adventurers without being too crowded – at least the part we were in wasn’t. There are hiking and dirt biking trails and

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Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Title: An Absolutely Remarkable ThingAuthor: Hank GreenPublication Date: 2018Publishing House: Dutton This book did not make me cry, so go Hank Green. If you read about my fall book haul you may remember that John Green books tend to make me cry, so I don’t read them often. Thanks again to my wonderful husband for adding

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Local Legends: Lake Worth’s Cryptid

October calls for spooky stories! A big part of camping is telling stories around the campfire. Some of these are made up on the spot, some are passed down through family traditions, and some are based on local legends but they all typically have one thing in common – they are creepy. Let’s gather around

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Rocky Mountains: Buena Vista Restaurants

We visited Buena Vista a couple of times over the course of the trip and both were for food although we did enjoy the river walk area near South Main Street also. Our first visit was after a long day spent visiting: Colorado Mountain Lavender Phantom Canyon Victor, CO Keltin and I needed food and

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