A Sunday Sunrise Hike in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado
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A Sunday Sunrise Hike in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado

You know the old saying “early bird gets the worm.” Sunrise hikers like me know that’s one hundred percent true. If you want solitude on the trail, you have to get up before dawn. The bonus is getting to witness the start of a new day unfold before your eyes. I hadn’t hiked in the … Continue reading

Winter is My Favorite Season in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Winter is My Favorite Season in Rocky Mountain National Park

Why should you visit Rocky Mountain National Park in winter? Because it’s the season of solitude. The bulk of visitors to Rocky go in May through October. July and August are the busiest months. It’s wonderful in summer, but very, very busy especially at places like Bear Ridge and on Trail Ridge Road. If you’re … Continue reading

Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs
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Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs

I’ve been to Steamboat Springs many times, but this was my first time to see it covered in a palette of autumnal hues. From Rabbit Ears Pass to the Yampa River, the fall colors are spectacular in Steamboat, even if you have to dodge rain showers like I did on my leaf peeping road trip. … Continue reading

Hike to Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Hike to Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

This is a hike with a history lesson. It’s an ultra-family friendly hike to a historic homestead. Four generations of Swedish-Americans lived at the Tallman Ranch in Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Take a picnic and fishing poles. There’s a pond stocked with trout. It’s a wonderful fall hike and easy to … Continue reading

Where to Eat in Steamboat Springs – Dinner at Aurum and Lunch at Creekside Cafe
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Where to Eat in Steamboat Springs – Dinner at Aurum and Lunch at Creekside Cafe

The culinary scene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is flourishing with comfort food, cozy cafes and elevated cuisine. On my recent trip to Steamboat, I was dreaming about two places before I got there – Aurum and Creekside Cafe. They’re not only my two favorite places in Steamboat, but two of my favs in the state. … Continue reading