Climbing Colorado’s St. Peters Dome

Just to the west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a short, but epic hike/climb known as Colorado’s St. Peters Dome. It’s located on an old dirt road leftover from the gold rush of 1859.  I think this formation is called St. Peters Dome, because if you don’t watch your step and stay vigilant the next…

Hiking Guide to the Four Pass Loop – Day 5

Day 5: (3 miles) If you missed Day 1, 2, 3, or 4 of our guide to the Four Pass Loop feel free to start here. Don’t miss our summary, “A Guide to the Four Pass Loop: Things to Know,” in this post! The sun rose on the last day of our Four Pass Loop adventure and…

Nomadic Life – Week 1

Nomadic Life – Week 1   This past week of our new nomadic life has been a trial by nomadic fire. Jennifer and I sold the house and then I spent two long days finishing up my work obligations before we hit the road. First stop was the South Slope Recreational Area of Pikes Peak….

Hiking Colorado’s Four Pass Loop – Day 4

Day 4: (5 miles) If you missed Day 1, 2, or 3 of Hiking Colorado’s Four Pass Loop you can start here.     Snowmass Lake We had been on Colorado’s Four Pass Loop for 3 exhausting, but incredible days.  We chose to do some night photography in this remote locale at Snowmass Lake. The highlight…

Backpacking the Four Pass Loop – Day 3

Day 3: (About 7 miles) If you missed Day 1 or 2 of Backpacking the Four Pass loop than you can start here. After breakfast and packing up camp we continued on our adventure of backpacking the Four Pass Loop. Today we would start in the Fravert Basin, climb steeply up the North Fork Cutoff…

Hiking the Four Pass Loop – Day 2

Day 2 (about 7.5 miles) If you missed Day 1 of hiking the Four Pass Loop in Colorado you can check that out here. This was a long day and should be started early to get over the two 12,000′ passes (West Maroon Pass and Frigid Air Pass) and to the safety of treeline in…

The Complete Guide to Hiking Colorado’s Four Pass Loop

We had been warned about black bears tearing through hikers’ campsites on Colorado’s Four Pass Loop trail. We had taken the mandatory precautions of traveling with an absurdly heavy bear canister and making sure that nothing with a smell was in or anywhere near our tent. Still, as Jennifer and I lay in our tent…

We are Officially Starting our Nomadic Life!

We did it! Our home in Colorado Springs sold. We are now homeless! Well, sort of… we are now officially living the nomadic life. Ten years ago Jennifer and I stood before family, friends, & God and changed our lives and committed to traveling this path we call life together. Wherever it might lead us….

My Birthday Present!

Yesterday was my birthday. Its okay that you didn’t get me anything. 🙂 Jennifer arranged for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds to fly over the house. Isn’t she amazing?!?! The news said that they were here for the Air Force Academy graduation, but we know the real reason… birthday! 🙂 I’ve got some new content that…

Desert Penstemon

This is a delicate Desert Penstemon flower I found while out on the trail in the Indian Peak Wilderness in Colorado. Outside of Colorado, not too many people have heard of the Indian Peak Wilderness which borders Rocky Mountain National Park to the South. It is full of amazing and remote trails just like its…

Rolling Hills of New Zealand

The sun sets on the rolling hills of New Zealand. It is scenes like this one that cause Jennifer and I to reminisce upon this countries landscape in almost a mythical way. It’s amazing that so much wonder is packed into such a small landmass. From the rolling hills and the contrast of the barren…