life Outdoors

Once Upon a Time at the Monarch Pass

Colorado is terrifying. I have literally been about to shit myself half of this gorgeous green cowboy and cow horse filled state. In between hikes up 12,000 foot mountain passes and glorious meals of Indian food delights, we decided to take the 35 foot RV up and over Monarch Pass. I seriously can not even …

My Mountain Bike; Another Man’s Treasure

I’ve ┬áput hundreds of miles on this mountain bike. Today it’s time to say goodbye. In the past year I’ve gotten bugs in my teeth while riding single track trails. I’ve had bees hit me in the face while flying down mountain dirt roads. I got a fly stuck in my contact lens that one …

How not to get Airlifted Out of a Slot Canyon

I’m sure if you asked anyone in our family who had the biggest chance of ending up on the news or having to be airlifted/rescued out of a dangerous canyon at night they would say it would me. You don’t spend your days hiking to the tallest peaks in southern California and tumbling down some …

I’m a Tulip Hating Monster. Why I Hate Springtime

I’m not the kind of person who enjoys springtime. I know, I know I sound like a tulip hating monster but I just love winter time and snow days and Christmas nights and my North Face snow boots so much. Every year as March starts to dawn and the days get a little less chilly …