Iceberg of the Mountains

The Iceberg Lake Trail in Glacier National Park will bring you to this beautiful teal pool carved out by, you guessed it, a glacier. The small chunks of glacial ice still clung to the mountain’s cliffs in early September and the icebergs floating around the pool had stunning crevices of blue ice. Normally hiking on a…

Beyond the Garden

I am one of those people who really like to explore new places. I will return to a place, but only if I feel there is something new to discover. I have been to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs more times than I can remember. When we first moved to the Springs…

La Plata Valley

Sometimes the journey is just as good as the destination. I love summiting 14ers in Colorado. After hours of grueling uphill climbs, I am always rewarded with unrestricted 360 views of the Rocky Mountain terrain. That is the case when summiting Colorado’s 5th highest mountain, La Plata Peak. You get this stunning view up the…

Wading In Fish Creek

The short 1/4 mile trail to Fish Creek Falls from the parking area north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is very little effort for maximum payoff, but if you want to get the best vantage points of this gorgeous 283′ high waterfall you will need to get wet. Make your way into the frigid snow-fed creek…

Take It All In

The Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is one of those iconic rock formations that most people have seen a photograph of, even if they don’t know where it is located. The arch is often photographed with little context. If you look on the left side of the above image you can see the precarious nature…

Onetahuti Beach

This shallow coastline may look like any other secluded beach, but Onetahuti is actually a part of an amazing multi-day hike. The sandy shore in this photo is a section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track in New Zealand’s Able Tasman National Park. I live in the mountains of Colorado and am no stranger to backpacking…

Devil’s Causeway

This is the Devil’s Causeway. It is a rocky ridge line that narrows down to only 4′ wide with more than a 100-foot vertical drop on both sides. You can find this death-defying narrow strip of land near the small town of Yampa, Colorado. If you are up to the challenge, you can walk (or crawl as some do)…