Tag Archives: Colorado

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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 […]

September Colorado backpacking, Fall Colorado Backpacking

Comanche Peaks Wilderness, CO

Molly’s 29th birthday was looming, but again, so was work.  We wanted to get to Colorado this year and were determined to get a trip in, but plans kept getting pushed back and late September weather in the Rockies can get a bit dicey.  Snow and cold be damned, we left for Fort Collins on […]

RMNP dramatic clouds, Rocky Mountain National Park longs peak hike,

Rawah National Widerness and RMNP, CO

Time to get serious and go west.  After hitting up the Backpacker.com forums for some recommendations, we decided to do a 2 part trip starting out backpacking in Rawah National Wilderness (near Ft. Collins) followed by car camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. After a wonderful 14 hour drive, we immediately hit the […]