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Hike a Mountain Stairmaster in Frisco
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Hike a Mountain Stairmaster in Frisco

When you’re in Frisco, Colorado, the peak looming overhead is Mount Royal.  It’s a mountain version of a “stairmaster.”  This hike is a quick butt kick since you gain almost 1,400 feet in two miles, with the bulk of the elevation gain in just over a mile.  In other words….it’s straight up.  It’s one of … Continue reading

Happy Lens = Happy Eyes
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Happy Lens = Happy Eyes

Have you noticed the new sunnies I’ve been sporting recently?  They are in a word – awesome.  Spy Optic asked me to road test a pair of the sunglasses with their “Happy Lens” technology.  These sunglasses promise a lot.  They’re supposed to help you see better by enhancing color and contrast and increase clarity.  They … Continue reading

One Night in Boise and I Fell in Love
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One Night in Boise and I Fell in Love

First thing that pops into your head when you think of Idaho – potatoes?  Put the Idaho stereotypes aside and envision an urban, diverse, and hip city.  That’s Boise.  This cool city has suddenly gotten hot with loads of folks flocking to the capitol of spuds central. Boise has been on my list to visit … Continue reading

First Fall Colors in Colorado
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First Fall Colors in Colorado

Boreas Pass near Breckenridge is usually one of the first places in Colorado, and the country, for the aspens to start putting on their vivid display of autumnal hues.  Normally, the golden aspens peaks around September 18-20 in that area. My friend Kristen and I took her Jeep out for a ride up Boreas Pass … Continue reading

See a Troll in Breckenridge
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See a Troll in Breckenridge

I went trolling in Breckenridge this week.  Really, I saw a troll.  In the East Wellington subdivision of Breckenridge, Colorado, there’s a giant troll made of trashed lumber with sticks for hair….and he’s about 15-feet tall! I’d seen the social media buzz about this troll and when I stayed with my friends Kristen and Brad … Continue reading