Landing with the Angels

Landing with the Angels

I was tired and feeling a bit raggedy when I pulled into Zion National Park so thought perhaps I’d give my feet a day off, but then I read about Angel’s Landing trail and changed my mind. It is labeled as being “one of the most famous and thrilling hikes in the...
Through the Coldest States

Through the Coldest States

I looked up at the moon last night as I flew along a snowy Montana highway, and it looked cold. A lonely, haunting shade of cold. I’ve spent the past three days roadtripping through The Coldest States and it has been a sick-fogged, fever-fueled blur of miles -–...
Boondocking Canyonlands

Boondocking Canyonlands

Canyonlands sounds like the name of a playground (…or perhaps the name of a board game with enchanted walkways and gumdrop-studded canyons) – and its subsections, even more so. Island in the Sky?! Yes, please. Although there were no gumdrop-studded canyons to be...
Locked and Sanded in Moab

Locked and Sanded in Moab

Those quaint little Colorado ski towns get wicked cold at night in October, and after I woke up teeth chattering and with horrendous ear pain in 21 degrees in Breckenridge for the second morning in a row, it suddenly occurred to me that I could do something about it –...
Staying Low in the Rockies

Staying Low in the Rockies

Colorado was a fun state because it involved lots of extraordinary people, in addition to perfect fall weather, snowstorms, miles and miles of Rocky Mountain hiking, and building the first snowman of the season. I have quite a few relatives scattered throughout the...