Tag: Leave No Trace

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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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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Working Towards Sustainability

When I first started my blog I posted about working towards being more eco-friendly. While I still think that is a fantastic goal, what we need to be working towards is sustainability. I also have an article on Road Trip Sustainability. Here are some things that I use and that I am working towards. Easy

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Mount Rainier: Waterfalls

After our day in Portland it was still raining at Mount Rainier but it was mostly just a chilly drizzle so Keltin and I decided that we were going to explore the park some more and spy out all the waterfalls that we could. We had seen Silver Falls on our first day but there

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Mount Rainier National Park: Wild Flowers

We did not get to see the meadows full of wild flower a top Paradise. However, we did get to see some beautiful flowers all over the park, if in smaller batches. I absolutely loved the little pops of color or the new growth on the trees, showing in the form of bright verdant needles.

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Mount Rainier: Ohanapecosh

After a six mile hike over Rampart Ridge and a picnic I was exhausted but not ready to go back to the cabin. So as Keltin drove from one side of the park to the other I napped in the car. The napped saved me and made sure that I had plenty of energy for

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Hiking Fort Worth Nature Center

We do not get to hike at the Forth Worth Nature Center and Refuge as often as we would like, this beautiful park has a number of hiking trails for all skill levels. I had the opportunity to hike there once in 2019 and then Covid hit and I didn’t get to introduce Keltin to

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Backroads: The Road Home

Any trip teaches the traveler a lot but road trips are their own beast. A mostly unstructured wander through the wild places, adventures on the road less traveled. Proving that the journey is just as important as the destination. Road trips can be as structured or as unstructured as you like. When it comes to

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Backroads: Road Trip Entertainment – Stop No. 7

As exciting as road trips are there are times when things can get dull, when long stretches of empty road make us sleepy. This list should help keep you awake and ready for anything. Podcasts – Binge Mode, Camp Monsters, Spirits, Last Podcast on the Left Music – YouTube Music, Spotify Audio Books – Audible

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