Author Archives: Cade Sundstedt

Taos Ski Valley snowboarding, Taos highline trail, Taos Kachina Peak, Taos Juarez

Taos, NM

Taos.  Wow.  I almost feel bad even writing about this place because I don’t want the secret to get out.  The perfect blend of art, music, ski bums, dry powder, and near-vertical slopes.  But let’s rewind for a bit.  Molly and I had been itching for years to get away on an epic ski/snowboard vacation […]

Roatan spearfishing, Roatan invasive species, roatan lionfish

2013 In Pictures

Devil's Lake rock climbing, , Wisconsin in the fall

Rock Climbing at Devil’s Lake, WI

As a Midwestern kid who loved the mountains and all activities therein, especially rock climbing, I had wanted to climb at Devil’s Lake, WI for as long as I can remember.  Molly and I previously made the drive north in the winter for a snowy scramble, but some technical rock climbing in warmer weather was […]

Wisconsin River camping, Wisconsin River beach, Wisconsin Canoe Company

Molly’s 30th on the Wisconsin River

Molly just about knocked me out of my chair when she said she wanted to canoe the Wisconsin River for her 30th birthday!  I had enjoyed the endless sandbars of the Wisconsin as a kid, and my parents still do a yearly trip with their friends which always sounded more like a beach party than […]

Gateway Canyon Jeeping, backroad with a view, red dirt road

Gateway, CO

Planning for our annual trip started out with a lengthy and diverse conversation on exactly what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go.  The “where” varied greatly:  we had just been to Roatan, Honduras in the spring so a beach vacay was out, and it was winter in South America and New […]

Roatan sunset, roatan piers, roatan beautiful beach

Roatan, Honduras

Every few years, my parents graciously take our family on a tropical vacation.  We had spent the last two in Barbados and were ready for a change of pace.  The consensus was that we wanted a place with less people, less restrictions, and less driving.  Considerations ranged from the Cayman Islands to Belize to St. […]

maroon clownfish, 60 gallon cube maroon clownfish

Cade’s Saltwater Aquarium Adventures

2013 As I approach the 10 year mark of my journey into the expensive, aggravating, patience-testing, but rewarding and beautiful world of salt water aquariums, I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at my triumphs and downfalls through the years… I started with a simple (if not ignorant) setup:  20 gallon AGA, […]


Hi all – Here are a few workouts I have written over the years for various goals.  Molly and I enjoy having a written workout to keep us on track which is good because I like to write them.  I have a masters in exercise physiology and my CSCS so it is fun to try […]

California redwood, Armstron Grove redwoods, redwoods looking up

2012 In Pictures


Winter in Sonoma, winter in wine country

We’re Going Going, Back Back to Cali Cali…

Molly and I had both been to California many times, but never together.  One of our best friends from college, Leif, had lived in Los Angeles for a couple years and it was high time for a visit.  To add to the celebration, it was Leif’s girlfriend Adrienne’s 30th birthday on December 4.  Leif was […]