• Benjamin
  • Wilderness Guys

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    And so while Tabby and I were hiking around Vail and the Holy Cross Wilderness, Matt and Ben were doing their own thing. They were on their annual boy’s backpacking trip, having a grand ol’ time. The highlight of their trip was getting to hike their first 13’er, Mt. Parnassus, a cool 13,574 ft. above […]

  • Camping
  • Angel of Shavano

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    Ahh Angel of Shavano. This wass our third year camping at this fine spot. It was the second weekend in July (this month was CRAZY, y’all) and we went up for a long weekend (Th-Sun). It’s a great group spot. We have a ton of space and even our own restrooms! Friday we did a […]

  • Tabitha
  • Wilderness Girls

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    Our fourth, and final trip for July was a split ticket. Matt and Ben went on their annual Boys Backpacking Trip and Tabby and I took the ladies to Vail. Gram had just passed away and it felt oddly appropriate to be going there with friends to relax and reflect. I also brought a laptop […]

  • Travel
  • Colorado by Train

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    At some point in time, my uncle mentioned to me that trains run from Denver to Granby (a mountain town a couple hours away and near his lake house). I filed it away under “cool, maybe later” and thought nothing of it for a while. Suddenly, a couple days before we were scheduled to visit, […]

  • Camping
  • We Found Lost Lake

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    We took Friday off to do our second backpacking trip of the season. Since it was mostly overcast and rainy and I only had my iPhone, my photos are not up to snuff – many of them grainy and blurry. But you work with what you’ve got. We went to Lost Lake, a 1.7 mile […]

  • Camping
  • Backpacking Trip Numero Uno

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    I love the outdoors, but I have always had a rocky relationship with camping and backpacking. It comes from my intense dislike of two things: 1) not sleeping well and 2) lack of shower. I have largely gotten over #2, but #1 was still plaguing me. But last fall, two of my best girlfriends convinced […]

  • Benjamin
  • We’re on Lake Time

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    We got out of town Thursday night and headed Jackson Lake. It’s a nice state park about 90 minutes from our house. It’s also in theĀ opposite way from most of the traffic, so it really is 90 minutes. Though much of it lacks shade, we got a great loop to setup on and had decent […]

  • Benjamin
  • Ben Turns 7!

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    A few months ago, we decided to be really good bad parents and take the kids out of school for a full week for a vacation. And not to anywhere very cultural … Disney World! Happily, the best dates coincided with the weekend of Ben’s 7th Birthday. What better place to spend your birthday than […]

  • Life
  • Visits From Nashville

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    We’ve had visitors from Nashville twice this month! First our friend Patrick and his adorable son Tyler came out to ski with us the first week of the year. We’ve been doing this for about as long as anyone can remember – before we lived in CO full time and certainly before any of us […]

  • Benjamin
  • 2015 in Review

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    2015 was in many ways an excellent year for me and mine. The second full year following Mom’s death had it’s own pitfalls and moments of sorrow, but it went on and was definitely more happy than sad. Family We soaked up lots of family time, skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, cooking, walking, reading, playing and […]