While I was in Colorado, I solo hiked up the West Peak Trail in the town of Cuchara. This trail begins at Cordova Pass and winds across meadows and through forests until it climbs steadily up switchbacks to its terminus at the tree line of West Spanish Peak, a 13,800 foot mountain in the Sangre… Continue reading Hiking the West Peak Trail in Colorado
The Spring Creek Trail is a moderate trail that winds up a slope and eventually connects with 2 other trails, the Baker Creek Trail and Indian Creek Trail. From this one trailhead, you can access miles upon miles of beautiful trails with grand views of the Cuchara Valley and its surrounding peaks. My partner for… Continue reading Hiking the Spring Creek Trail in Cuchara, Colorado
My husband’s family owns a cabin in a tiny town in Colorado. Our cabin is nestled into the mountains at 9,000 feet, and surrounded by pristine trails, lakes and meadows. This summer we were horrified as the Spring Fire grew to destroy over 100,000 acres in southern Colorado, coming within an 8th of a mile… Continue reading Hiking the Dikes Trail in Cuchara, Colorado
I grew up on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks. When I was a kid, all the locals surfed and the French Canadian tourists windsurfed. I can’t remember seeing many kayaks. Windsurfing has been replaced by kite boarding, and kayaking has gotten huge. My parents live on an inland waterway and every… Continue reading Kayaking in Cape Hatteras
In 2017 I had a mini horse named Oreo. I bought him out of a field with very little training. He was nearly impossible to catch but, if you could ever catch him, he was sweet as could be and loved attention. I had fostered mini horses in the past, and they’re sometimes hard to… Continue reading My best ever New Year’s Resolution…
I heard about a remote fishing spot in a WMA about 40 minutes from my house and decided to check it out. You have to be pretty determined to get there because it requires a 2 mile bike ride followed by a 1/2 mile hike. The WMA stocks the river with trout though, so it’s… Continue reading Fishing at Raccoon Creek in North Georgia
I like adventure. I’m not a particularly brave person; I’m scared of heights, I don’t ride psycho horses (anymore), and I don’t take unnecessary risks with my life. But I do enjoy being in the wilderness, especially alone, and I like to learn new skills and then test them out. When I was a kid,… Continue reading Nothing ventured, nothing gained.