Hiking Notch Mountain in the Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado

This easily became one of my favorite hikes I did while spending some time in Colorado. I had heard of the Mount of the Holy Cross from one of my favorite skiers, Cody Townsend, who had skied the Holy Cross couloir a couple years back. Since then, I poured over beta on how best to hike this mountain, and also bag my first 14er. When it was all said and done, I never ended up hiking up the Holy Cross. Instead, I opted for Notch Mountain, which lies directly across from the Mount of the Holy Cross, and gives a spectacular vantage point of the mountain.

Spending One Week in the White River National Forest, Colorado

Colorado is ColoRADo! I went to Colorado for a weeklong adventure and was able to hit many trails around the beautiful National Forests from Vail to Loveland and Breckenridge. It was such a fantastic time! The colors were firing all week long, and I even got some snow at the end of my stay. Winter … Continue reading Spending One Week in the White River National Forest, Colorado

Hiking Island Lake Loop in the Uinta Mountains, Utah

Island Lake is one of the best lakes in the Uintas. If you're looking for solitude in the mountains, you'll find it here.

Hiking Long Lake in the High Uintas Wilderness, Utah

Hiking the Long Lake loop in the High Uintas Wilderness is really rewarding! This 4.8 mile loop features about 550 feet of elevation change and is rated as moderate. This trail features some pretty lakes, as well as the title lake, and loops through some gorgeous scenery and rock.

Paddle Boarding at Mirror Lake in the Uinta Mountains, Utah

When the hiking is done, paddle boarding begins. Here's a low-speed blog about paddle boarding in the Uintas!