Summer 2019 has been pretty amazing. Not only did I get engaged to the love of my life but I’ve been on some pretty fantastic trips too. We started the summer off right Memorial Day weekend with a trip down to Fredericksburg and were able to visit some fantastic state parks: Old Tunnel State Park
A morning trip out to Two Buttes is the last side trip that we took from Kansas. Two Buttes is weird because if you Google it you will get the name of a small town but there is also a small mountain in the area that sits on the open plain with only flat land
My favorite hike and the longest one that we went on was the Ute Trail. The trailhead started at Milner Pass and ended at the Alpine Visitors Center. Four miles each way and the trail started at two miles above sea level and we gained a bit more altitude over the course of the hike.
While in Colorado we visited a couple mountain cities and in many of them we visited a local brewery. Steamboat Springs: Storm Peak Brewing Company Storm Peak was the first brewery we visited. Their tap room was neat, one big open room full of picnic tables and high bar tables. When open they push up
On the way back from Estes Park, driving back along Trail Ridge Road we stopped at the Tundra Communities Trailhead. This trail is half a mile from trailhead to end one way. The trail gives you the opportunity to view the beauty of the Alpine Tundra without harming it, as long as you stay on
Once we were off the Cascade Falls trails Keltin and I decided to make our way to Estes Park by way of Trail Ridge Road. The Highway to the Sky is 48 miles long and takes about two hours to drive due to the road grade and switch backs. For Keltin and I it took
The stories of my Alaskan adventure have all been told but that trip was not the only one that I took out into the wilderness. Keltin and I spent a week in Colorado. We spent some time in the mountain cities but most of our time was spent hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. The
The first day of a week long pack trip that has become one of my fondest memories.
When you get up at 3am to take pictures of the Milky Way and things do not go as planned.