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Grand Canyon Birthday Trek: Day 1- Hermit Trail

The Seven Wonders of the Natural World – the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, the Aurora, Paricutin Volcano and Victoria Falls – are not ranked in any particular order, but after … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Birthday Trek: A Preview

Hey everybody! I’m back in New Mexico after a truly epic birthday at the Grand Canyon. Spending five days on foot in that place was extraordinary and I will spend the rest of my life searching for worthy words to … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Birthday Trek: Planning & Permits

Every year for the past five years, I have climbed a mountain on my birthday: 25th- Mary’s Peak in Oregon, 26th- Dragon’s Tooth in Virginia, 27th- the Pedernal in New Mexico, 28th- Grand Central Mountain in New Mexico, 29th- Mount … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend Among the Collegiate Peaks

I don’t know about you guys, but I had one hell of a Labor Day weekend! My friend Sarah and I and our three dogs spent four days hiking a 30-mile loop around Colorado’s Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, including up and over 14,196-foot Mount … Continue reading

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Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Colorado!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio … Continue reading

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I ♥ Colorado

Due to severe fire danger, almost of New Mexico is currently closed to hiking and camping. Lucky for me, I can still take my daily hikes on private land around Cerrillos, but for serious weekend miles, I’ve been heading to … Continue reading

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Packing for Backpacking

This weekend I’m going backpacking in Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness! I’ve driven through the Weminuche a couple of times in the winter and I’m super stoked to explore those mountains on foot now that the summer hiking season is here! When … Continue reading

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