Guadalupe Peak Trail – Summiting Texas

It is said that everything is bigger in Texas. Jennifer and I have driven across the state several times and it has big-sky and big expanses. The landscape here seems to change slowly. The interior of Texas can be summed up as a lot of flat with a slight incline and very little water. The…

Meat Cove Mountain

When I first heard the words, Meat Cove a bizarre vision of a ghastly coastline covered in dead creatures entered my mind. I was left to wonder why anyone would want to go there or why someone would name a place such a thing. After a little research my thoughts about the name are historically…

Hiking Mount Ida in Rocky Mountain National Park

If you are in Rocky Mountain National Park and you are having trouble finding the yellow-bellied marmot look no further than the Mount Ida Trail. Not to say that marmots are the only thing to be seen on this amazingly beautiful alpine trail, but they are extremely prevalent. We saw no less than 30 of…

Colorado’s Three Lakes Loop Trail

There are few trails in the world that are as short as Colorado’s Three Lakes Loop trail and yet packed with so much stunning scenic beauty. The level of difficulty (easy) is unheard of too in Colorado. If you aren’t well versed at hiking in the Rocky Mountains than you may not know that the…

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…

New Zealand’s Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls may be the most overused name for a waterfall, or at least famous ones. The highest falls in Colorado is the Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride. One of Yosemite National Park’s most famous falls is Bridal Veil Falls, only surpassed by Yosemite Falls itself. And about a 3-hour drive south of New…

Ice Lake Basin Trail Guide

We had been hiking for hours through a thunderstorm as well as the rain and hail that came with it. We were soaked to the bone and glad the lightning had never shown. The trail was a deceptively difficult 3.5 miles with 2,500′ of elevation gain, but we had finally arrived at our destination. The Ice…