How is it October already?! The weather suddenly cooled off here and it is feeling very fall-like. Which means lots of baking and slow cooker meals, finally being cool enough to run after work, and patiently waiting for the trails to dry out so we can get on them! Welcome to our semi-monthly (when we … Continue reading Random Things – September
Last weekend, for our anniversary, we headed to Southwest Colorado for a long weekend. We'll tell you about Telluride and Ouray later (we love them both!); today we're talking about our trek to the OPUS Hut! Before I start, let's all agree that sometimes it's good to challenge yourself. The OPUS Hut is a European-style hut … Continue reading The OPUS Hut: Trip Review
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
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
Trailhead: Brainard Lake/Long Lake Distance: 9-11 miles Difficulty: Medium Last summer, I did the Pawnee Pass trail as a trail run; I remember it being really hard, but also really beautiful. So of course, I talked Andrew into doing it on Saturday. Apparently I have a tendency to undersell the mileage to convince him to do hikes I … Continue reading Pawnee Pass Hike