Visit the Ouray County Historical Museum to See Why It’s the “Best Little Museum in the West”
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Visit the Ouray County Historical Museum to See Why It’s the “Best Little Museum in the West”

I will never underestimate a small town museum again after visiting the Ouray County Historical Musuem. When visiting small towns, I like to stop in their visitor center or museum because, more often than not, I learn some interesting nugget of history I didn’t know before. Usually these visits are less than 30 minutes. When … Continue reading

Climbing the Ouray Via Ferrata
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Climbing the Ouray Via Ferrata

“Step out of your comfort zone, change begins at the end of your comfort zone” (Roy T. Bennett). “Be willing to be uncomfortable” (Peter McWilliams). “Do one thing everyday that scares you” (Eleanor Roosevelt). “Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth” (Bryan McGill). We’ve all heard these sayings and quotes when you … Continue reading

Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado
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Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado

Cathedral Lake is an iconic wildflower hike in Colorado. But, be warned – it’s not easy. Forest Service rates it difficult and I agree, mainly because of a brutal switchback section. The effort is worth it to see wildflowers, waterfalls, stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range and a beautiful alpine lake. Cathedral Lake sits … Continue reading

Shrine Ridge Trail: Hike off of I-70 on Vail Pass
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Shrine Ridge Trail: Hike off of I-70 on Vail Pass

This is a hike known having tons of wildflowers. It’s been on my list for awhile and I finally did a solo hike to catch some of the last wildflowers before nature’s vibrant color palette turns to one of autumnal hues. This is a great solo hike, family hike or hiking with dogs. It was … Continue reading

Coffee Bear – Silverton’s Coolest Coffee Shop
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Coffee Bear – Silverton’s Coolest Coffee Shop

I love small town coffee shops and Coffee Bear is a cool two-story coffeehouse in Silverton, Colorado. They have the only rooftop deck in town. If you want to go where the locals go, this is the place locals go for coffee. While staying at the Wyman Hotel for a couple of days adventuring in … Continue reading