Trail Guide: Gem Lake in Estes Park

This out and back trail was the first hike I ever did after moving to Colorado. The elevation in Estes Park is no joke, so if you’re new to town like I was, plan on taking lots of water and lots of breaks. It was slightly demoralizing that a very small fluffy white dog lapped…

Worth Your Time: REI’s Snowshoeing Basics Class

2015 will mark the first time I don’t migrate to Florida for the winter in several years, so I’m super excited to spend this winter trying out snow sports. I tried both downhill and cross-country skiing once last year, so not only am I excited to learn more about those sports, I’m pumped to try…

Trail Guide: Hiking the Eastern Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

Now that I’ve finally gotten around to writing this blog, there may be limited time for you to take advantage of the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. There were snow flurries in the mountains today, so get out there while you still can! The entrance to the eastern side of RMNP is right outside…

Trail Guide: The Western Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

Seeing some meese (yes, I know that’s not actually the plural of moose) has been on my outdoorsy bucket list for well over a year. It first started when I was working in Vermont and realized that was prime meesey habitat. After leaving without seeing so much as a squirrel, I shelved my moose ambitions…