We just got back from our Ouray/Telluride trip and the OPUS hut, and can't wait to tell you all about it! Spoiler alert: we made it out alive, but there were some close calls. But today, I'm going to tell you about my 5 favorite trails near Denver since I haven't gotten my photos loaded … Continue reading 5 Favorite Trails Near Denver
Can you spot Layla? This weekend is our first anniversary (of being married... it's like our 8th of being together)! We are super excited to be heading to Telluride to celebrate this weekend and we finally get to stay in the OPUS hut!! But today, we are rewinding all the way back to last year … Continue reading Our Yurt Mini-moon: Never Summer Yurts
Our first new stuff and random thoughts monthly installment - Basically this is going to be about some new things we've done in the past month that we've enjoyed and some random thoughts that I think would be fun to share. Let's get started! First I would like to explain this "epic" 4 day bachelor … Continue reading New Stuff and Random Thoughts – July
Last weekend, Andrew was at the world's longest bachelor party (4 days), so I did what a wife does in that situation - organized a ladies' backpacking trip! We ended up with a pretty small crew of ladies + lady dogs and it was a blast. On Saturday morning, we all met at Kate's to … Continue reading Ladies’ Backpacking Trip!
Sorry - we aren't extreme enough to bring the nice camera biking, so we only got iPhone photos. Probably my second summer living in Colorado, we were in Buena Vista camping with friends and decided to go mountain biking. I'd never been before but liked road biking and mountains, so it seemed like a good … Continue reading How to Start Mountain Biking When You’re Terrified but have FOMO
Okay - so if you've talked with a few endurance athletes in your life, you've probably heard at least one of them say "you have to get your nutrition right". OR... if you were me at 19 training for my first marathon, you might have gone for all of your long runs with no water … Continue reading Frozen Post-workout Treats: Granita
Let's get to my favorite part of these hikes Erica talked about earlier. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's hard not to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing views the mountains and trails provide. And the exercise that we get from these 20 mile...errr supposedly 9 mile hikes is not to be taken for … Continue reading Beer? Yes please!