Good Things

See I can see good things for you and IYeah good things for you and I The BoDeans We’re obviously in love with this place. We think we chose the perfect land. Our only wish now is that we had a place to shower and cook so we wouldn’t have to keep leaving for hotels […]

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Only The Wild Ones

So in love with the falling earthOh you wake in the middle of the falling nightWith the summer playing coy Dispatch Molly mentioned today that as we get close to the end of the trip I seem to be getting reflective and a bit sad. She’s right, and of course she is as well. We […]

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High, higher than the sunYou shoot me from a gunI need you to elevate me here U2 At least a little bit of elevation today, anyway! Before we get there though I need to backtrack a bit to yesterday and our arrival in Durango. We camped Monday night at CO Home, so woke up and […]

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Off the Ground

Though it takes a lot of power To make a bog tree grow. It doesn’t need a pot of knowledge. For a seed knows what a seed must know. Paul McCartney Yet another 5 star day in SW Colorado. It’s just after nine now and we’re all settled into our tents. The last 15 minutes where a chaotic […]

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Imagine all the people John Lennon We spent today at Mesa Verde NP, just a few miles from CO home. Zoe and I woke up early, 5:30, to pick up Ellie and Molly who had spent the night in the tent. From the entrance of Mesa Verde it was a 45ish minute drive to the […]

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Walking On Sunshine

I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)And don’t it feel good Katrina and the Waves Either I’m getting really used to camping, or being at home was just the place for camping I needed, because I don’t remember waking up last night. I did wake up just a couple minutes before my alarm went off. I immediately […]

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So I’m here in ColoradoPeace does not run shortLiving the freedom that I was made forYes I am unfinishedYes I am not doneStill it’s up here in the mountainsI defined my home CHAPPY We’re home in Colorado! The drive from Springville, UT took us about 6 hours. We did make a few stops in Moab […]

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Come As You Are

Come doused in mud Nirvana We were also soaked in sweatn and who knows what else, but after an awesome night in the Tetons we’re back in civilization. I somehow got my 2nd ever good night’s sleep camping last night. In fact, I was actually woken up by my alarm! We got packed quickly and […]

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Wide Open Spaces (Day 41)

If these are life’s lessons, she’ll take this test. Dixie Chicks We saved an awesome hike for the last backpacking trip of #RTXIX! I’m sure this day will go down in the book as another five mountain day. It started early at the Old Faithful Inn where the gyser right outside our window erupted just […]

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I Kissed A Girl (Day 40)

This was never the way I plannedNot my intention Katy Perry We had another change of plans today and decided to hike Mt. Washburn. We’ve actually done this hike previously when we were here four years ago. It’s also now the first mountain that we can say we’ve summited twice! The hike up is pretty […]

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