Eaglesmere – Surprise Lake Loop Trail Guide

If you are looking for a long strenuous day of hiking in the woods for about 11.5 miles with 1,800′ of elevation gain then the Eaglesmere – Surprise Lake Loop Trail is for you. If on the other hand you like to take things at a slower pace, I would recommend this as a more…

New Zealand’s Bridal Veil Falls

  Bridal Veil Falls may be the most overused name for a waterfall, or at least famous ones. The highest falls in Colorado is the Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride. One of Yosemite National Park’s most famous falls is Bridal Veil Falls, only surpassed by Yosemite Falls itself. And about a 3 hour drive south…

A Louisiana Christmas!

  Natchitoches, Louisiana is a town that seems to know how to do Christmas… a Louisiana Christmas anyways. For 91 years they have put on a display known as The City of Lights. Where Christmas light displays line the Cane River running through the downtown area and as many as 300,000 lights cover the old…

Glow Worms

Believe it or not this bizarre looking scene was the adventure that I looked most forward to doing when Jennifer and I decided to go to New Zealand. These are the sticky threads of glow worms. They use these threads like fishing lines to catch their prey and pull them in. The Glow Worms The…

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

For over 40 years Colorado Springs residents have celebrated the Labor Day weekend with three days of hot air balloons. This event is known rather poetically as The Labor Day Lift Off. Over the next three days the entire town will seemingly come out to Memorial Park to celebrate in the activities. Live music, water…

Colorado’s Best Autumn Road Trip

Summer is drawing to a close and my favorite time of year is almost upon us. As the New Englanders say, “It is time for some leaf peeping.” Below you will see the route for Colorado’s best autumn road trip. On this trip you will pass through the largest Aspen forest in Colorado and by…

Ice Lake Basin Trail Guide

We had been hiking for hours through a thunderstorm as well as the rain and hail that came with it. We were soaked to the bone and glad the lighting had never shown. The trail was a deceptively difficult 3.5 miles with 2,500′ of elevation gain, but we had finally arrived at our destination. The Ice…

A Guide to Hiking The Narrows – Zion National Park

What to Know Before You Go Hiking The Narrows, a 16-mile slot canyon carved out by the North Fork of the Virgin River, in Zion National Park, is perhaps the greatest single overnight hike in the world. It is certainly one of those experiences I will never forget. Need a little help figuring out the…