How To Prepare To Hike A 14er

There are 96 14ers in the US and hiking at least a handful of them is on most hiker’s bucket list! You’re pushing your body to new limits, you’re climbing high, and there are quite a few of them so you can really turn peak-bagging into your own personal sport for the coming seasons.

Taking a Road Trip Across The Western US

I started from home in California and drove through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, and Oregon. If you are planning a similar trip, even to a couple of these places, this blog post breaks down tips and places to explore in the different states.

Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park in the Winter

Dream Lake is a dream. It opens up to vast views of the peaks above. The lake was frozen over but most of the snow was blown off the top exposing the air bubbles in the ice layer.

Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter

Who says that national parks are just for summer months? Winter can be a beautiful time to explore, especially since there are usually less crowds in the winter months! I’ve compiled a list of the different national parks that I and several other bloggers have visited in the winter months.

How To Spend Weekend in Colorado Springs

In this blog, I share my weekend in Colorado Springs, what I experienced, and the places to hike.

Hiking the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

These rock spirals and balancing rocks that look almost surreal. The layers of sedimentary rock were originally deposited horizontally, but the mountain building forces that uplifted the Rocky Mountains and the Pikes Peak massif.

Exploring Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado

I’ve seen the most beautiful sunrises on Mt. Whitney time and time again, nothing compares to watching the whole mountain light up pink in the sunrise glow. Now that you’ve gotten your permit, you know what you’re getting yourself into, and you are getting prepared for this stunning hike, let’s get into the trail report.