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Be Bear Aware: What To Do If You Encounter a Bear

July 3rd, 2021

If you have been hiking or camping at all this summer, I am sure you have seen the signs that read “Be Bear Aware.” And if you are like most people, you see the sign and think…what are the odds I actually see a bear. Well this last week I was hiking and I rounded the corner to find a black bear snacking on berries. My first thought…what did that sign say I should do if I encounter a bear. Hiking and camping are wonder Colorado activities, especially this time of year. It is always good to be prepared for anything including wildlife encounters. Today’s post is going to be a quick recap... Read More

Teach Your Dog to Bike with You!

June 22nd, 2019

I love summer in Colorado. I love hiking, biking, and camping. And I especially love to do those activities with my dog. Teaching my dog to hike and camp was easy, but teaching my loyal companion to bike was another story. I love biking for exercise and ending at a brewery to reward myself; but I hated leaving my pup at home. So, I taught him to bike with me! This week I decided to share my experiences and five-step process. Acclimate the Dog Bikes can be scary for our four legged friends. So, it is very important to let them sniff the bike in a nonthreatening way. As your dog sniffs the bike,... Read More

Fish Creek Falls Hiking- Steamboat Springs

September 30th, 2017

Fall is here, the air is crisp, and the leaves are changing quickly. This is the perfect time of year to plan a hike in Steamboat Springs. The one I highly suggest is Fish Creek Falls. Fish Creek Falls is only 4.4 miles outside town. It is actually a 283-foot waterfall in a state park. Because this is a state park be prepared to pay $5 per vehicle or bring your state park pass. Once you park, you will have a few options for hikes- easy, moderate, hard. All hikes are dog friendly, which is great news for your furry friends. The lower falls are also handicap accessible! Fish Creek Falls Trail is... Read More

Happy Fall from Steamboat!

September 22nd, 2017

I drove up to Steamboat on Thursday for a bachelorette party. And let me tell you…the drive was gorgeous! The leaves are changing colors, the wildlife is romping in the meadows, and the temperatures are great for outdoor activities. Below you will find five reasons you should visit steamboat before the first snowfall and one reason you should visit once the snow comes. Fall is in full swing- Awe yes. It is that time of year when temperatures start cooling off, which causes the leaves to change colors. Just looking out my window, I see gold everywhere. It is breath taking. The air is cool and... Read More

Coyotes in the Wild

September 15th, 2017

We have talked about mountain lions and black bears, but what do you do when you see a coyote on the trail. Last February when hiking on North Table Mesa with my faithful little companion, Auggie, and we came in proximity with a coyote. Today’s post will go over my experience as well as remind you what to do when you see a coyote. Auggie and I were doing a fantastic hike in the snow. It was a gorgeous day. When we were coming down the mountain, we saw an animal in the distance. From a distance, it looked like a dog. Auggie got very excited because he loves to meet other dogs on the trail. I started... Read More

What To Do If You Encounter a Mountain Lion

September 9th, 2017

Last week we talked about how to handle a black bear in the wild. This week we will discuss what to do if you encounter a mountain lion in the wild. It is important to be prepared for anything when you are in the wild, that includes wild life sightings. Colorado has a very robust population of mountain lions. They are beautiful, big mammals that try to live in remote, deer populated areas. They can weigh up to 200 pounds. They are generally quiet, calm, and elusive. Mountain lion attacks are extremely rare, but have been increasing over the years. The increase is attributed to more people moving... Read More

Wyoming: More than just a place to see a solar eclipse

August 26th, 2017

Where you one of the thousands people that trekked up to Wyoming for the eclipse? Did you notice how beautiful Wyoming was? With Labor Day right around the corner and camping on your mind, it is time to think about going back to Wyoming and here is why. Wyoming offers great fishing and camping at a very reasonable price. Wyoming has plenty of options for tent, car, and rv campers. You can even find free camping in multiple places. If you are traveling on a budget, check out this list of 95 free camping spots in Wyoming. This should help you start planning your trip on a budget! The fishing in... Read More

Hiking in Golden- Mt. Galbraith

August 18th, 2017

Golden has a lot of offer when it comes to hiking and biking. I have already talked about the joys of hiking and biking North Table Mesa and the Apex. Today, I want to talk about yet another Golden gem, Mt Galbraith. It is directly across highway 93 from North Table Mesa. The parking lot is up Golden Gate Canyon, not far from Highway 93. The trail leads you up the mountain to a beautiful loop. The loop itself is about 1.5 miles long and getting to the loop is about another 2 miles. Total you are looking at about a 5- 6 mile hike! Now, is a good time to emphasize hike. This trail does not allow... Read More

Rain Doesn’t Mean Staying Inside

August 12th, 2017

I know when it rains, it is easy to give up your outdoor plans and just stay in. I am here to tell you NOT to do that! Just because it is raining does not mean you cannot enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Colorado. Here are some activities you can still do on a rainy weekend. Run Whether you run for exercise, fun, or training; the rain should not hold you back. Running in the rain is enjoyable for a variety of reasons. First, the rain is soothing. So, you will be able to clear your head and get exercise at the same time. Second, the rain brings out fresh smells. Third, the rain will cool you down. Hiking Hiking... Read More

August Bike Races You Don’t Want To Miss!

August 5th, 2017

August is officially here and that means there will be plenty of bike races coming through Colorado. Maybe you are looking to do a race to end the summer. Or maybe you just enjoy cheering on cyclists.  Either way, I have decided to write about three races in the Denver area. The Colorado Classic August 10- 13 This four-day race will hit three towns: Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and Denver. It starts with a 150.4km ride in Colorado Springs. Then it goes to Breckenridge for a 130km ride. The race will end with two events in Denver. Day 3 will be a 130km ride that follows the Peak-to-Peak pass.... Read More