Somewhere in the dark, in the middle of the night not too far from our tent it was quietâ€¦ very very quiet. Too quiet. I was awake but I wasn’t sure why, and did I mention it was quiet? Well not
For my birthday I got a FLIR camera for my iPhone, I’ve played with it around the neighborhood but this was my first chance to actually capture some wildlife with it and man did we have some wildlife
After setting up our tents we hiked down to Cliff Pond, just in time for the sunset. It was fantastic. This was well worth the drive and why we chose to re-visit this campground for this trip.
We arrived at our campsite just before 7:00 pm making the official drive time almost exactly 12 hours. Looks like a really nice estimate from Sandra once again. Now it is time to set up our tents, we
As we left the Bass Pro we spotted a float with circus animals on it. Then another float full of people. We decided to look it up, obviously there was some sort of parade today and it shouldn’t be
We left Georgetown around 7 am for what looked like an 8 hour drive. Sandra estimated 12 based on stops for food, gas and a trip to the Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. James love to swim and
We are about to head to Cape Cod for a week of camping in Nickerson State Park and we are often asked how we can pack so little when traveling so I want to show you our method. Last year when packing
We had a wonderful Christmas and we were able to visit so many family members we don\’t see often enough. One of those was my cousin Bob and he is always talking about rock climbing and how we have to
This is the first part of the video I warned you about. I\’ve decided that if I have to edit video then I didn\’t shoot it correctly, so this is the one piece of video that I didn\’t have to edit. We were
Ok, we shot a TON of video on our trip to Winter Park and I\’m really dreading trying to put it all into an edited piece of content for the blog so if you guys don\’t mind I\’m going to break it up a bit
We headed back into Denver and had heard that there was a marker on the steps of the State Capitol marking 5,280 feet above Sea Level (One Mile). So we had to check this out and sure enough we found the
We made it back to the trail head after a few hours of hiking. The trip down was much easier than the trip up the trail but we would have loved to stay in the mountains for longer if we could.
Once again we hit the log bridge over the stream as we were heading for the parking lot. This time we had experience on our side and the knowledge that plenty of people had crossed this same set of logs
We took our time packing up our gear and getting ready for the hike out. The benefit to us was that the longer we waited the warmer it was going to be as we hit the trail. From our campsite the parking
We woke up in the middle of the night (probably because it was so frigging cold) but we had to take some long exposure photos to show you how awesome our view was at night. We could see more stars in the
Just to explain, these mountains are known as 14\’ers because they are 14,000 feet (or just over) at their peaks. We were camping somewhere in the 13,000 foot range close enough to the trails that would
There really is no way to describe how incredible the view was from anywhere around our campsite. The wildflowers were in bloom and they covered the ground for as far as you could see.
Keep in mind
We woke up early but didn\’t climb out of the tent until the sun broke over the peak of the mountains. It was freezing at night and our sleeping bags were rated for -15 degrees but it was still very cold.
We decided to spend some time at our campsite and picked out our gourmet dinner in a bag. The meals were actually pretty good but for some reason we just were not that hungry, maybe it was the altitude
We finally met up with Warren and Ernie on the trail again and took a break along the head of the stream that followed our trail up the mountain.
Sandra took the opportunity to get a drink from