Category Archives: Outdoor Kids

Week 28: Colorful Colorado

It’s June which in our family is a month of birthdays, and the beginning of summer fun. We wait all year long for this month. June is exciting for many reasons including the fact that the school year ends meaning … Continue reading

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Week 27: Being raised by the trails

Estes Park, Colorado is stunning, and we are extremely lucky to have family who lives there. Back in the day, when Joe and I were completing our internships for our counseling programs, we lived in Estes Park for about 6 … Continue reading

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Week 26: Hiknic

We are coming into the long days of summer, which includes heat, ticks and early hikes. This week we decided to head to Lyons, CO to meet my, Joe, parents for a hike and a lunch picnic. We got up … Continue reading

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Week 25: Three hikes, one week

  Well, this was my last week of unemployment, so I went all out with three hikes in one week. Five years ago this amount of hiking was totally feasible, but two kids and a gazillion responsibilities later three hikes … Continue reading

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Week 24: Tales from the trails

Mt. Galbraith is one of the most popular trails along the Front Range. The popularity of this trail is one of the reasons we do our best to avoid it, but somehow the trail beckons us. Whenever we have visitors … Continue reading

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Week 23: Winter returns

What crappy weather! This weekend, spring was overtaken by winter weather. While I welcome the occasional gray, gloomy, rainy day, I was not prepared to accept an entire weekend of it. I had an itch to get outside with my … Continue reading

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Week 22: Rolling with it

I admire people who are naturally so engrossed in the moment that they have witty conversations and seem at peace with the future. That is not me. I have so much trouble being present that it requires a lot of … Continue reading

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Week 21: The calm before the storm

This week, Joe and I decided to change things up a bit by going for a midweek hike. A big snowstorm was in the forecast for the weekend and we didn’t want to miss our weekly hike. Fortunately, Joe was … Continue reading

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Week 20: The castle of dreams

Mount Falcon Trail: Castle trail to Walker Ruins and then the Meadow tail Distance: 2 miles round trip Oh Mount Falcon, how I love you! Tucked away just off of I-70 and into Morrison, CO – Mount Falcon is a … Continue reading

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Week 19: Back in the Saddle

White Ranch Park Belcher Hill Trail: 1.1 miles one way After a week in the midwest, we were excited to get back to our outdoor oasis. AJ was also excited to go to “hiking time” as he calls it. Hiking … Continue reading

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