Boggy Draw

Zak and I started our 20th(!) anniversary with a ride at Boggy Draw. The network of trails is immense and I don’t think we’ll be repeating sections for a long time. The ride was crazy! It started with gentle ups and downs through beautiful terrain. The tall pines would turn to sagebrush and then back […]

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πŸœπŸ›πŸŒƒ July 11

Today was a much needed rest day. I can very satisfyingly report I got a whopping 10 and a half hours of sleep last night. When I went downstairs I made myself a breakfast sandwich and some hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows the best kind). Then I showered and just kind of relaxed. I had […]

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Hope Lake

I stumbled out of our room ten minutes after the 6 o’clock alarm to start the coffee and saw Zoe sitting in the couch, ready to start the day. I have no idea why she woke so early or how she got ready so quickly, she she was the first of us ready for today’s […]

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Rest Day

Finally, we got to sleep in! The perfect start to a rest day. Coffee on the porch, a good book, and no expectations for the day! Perfection! I spent the morning painting. I had never used oil paints before and had no idea what I was doing. It was fun to experiment and I’m pretty […]

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Centennial Peak

Woohoo! Today we sumitted our first mountain of the trip! The scariest part of today was possibly the drive in. It was like a road full of literally boulders and Fred was twisting and turning and going in all directions a car is not supposes to go in. I was petrified. The hike to the […]

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Wam bam yes ma’am the first mountain of this summer is done. My alarm went off today at 6:35. I did infact get up but if I woke up is another thing. Five minutes later my dad came in my room to my sitting up criss cross in my bed back asleep. I got ready […]

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Centennial Peak

Yesterday I crawled through an arch and through a window. Today I crawled up and down a mountain. It was another early morning, but the promise of adventure (and hot coffee) was enough to get me out of bed without too much complaining. (Ellie takes after me.) We were on the road by 7 and […]

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Forget Responsibility

We could climb another mountain, or just drink another beer. Clyde Sparklehoof It’s already July 10th and somehow it took us until today to summit our first mountain of the year. It was a good one though, Centennial Peak, our first summit in the La Platas (finally!). We’d hiked from the Sharkstooth trail head before […]

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