Category: United States

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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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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Rocky Mountains: Phantom Canyon

After visiting Colorado Mountain Lavender, we headed down to Canyon City to find the turn for Phantom Canyon Road. This road starts north of Florence, CO and ends at Victor, a mining town. This is approximately 35 miles of unpaved road that takes a minimum of 2 hours one way. The area is beautiful with

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Rocky Mountains: Salida, CO

I love little mountain towns and Salida is one of my favorites so far. Overlooked by the Collegiate Peaks and on the banks of the Arkansas River this beautiful little town was a joy to visit. Since we were staying with family near Salida we did get the opportunity to know this town better than

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Colorado Mountain Lavender

While stretching our legs in Westcliff and letting the dogs use the restroom we wondered over to the visitor center, it was closed when we were there but in the window was a sign for a local lavender farm, Colorado Mountain Lavender. A quick internet search told me it was still open for the season

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Rocky Mountain Road Trip: Texas and New Mexico

Day 1 – Texas The first day’s drive was fairly short and needed to be because we left after work to spend the night with friends in Amarillo. We have both made this drive often as we went to college in the Texas Panhandle. The most direct way to get from DFW to Amarillo is

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