I spent a gorgeous afternoon this past weekend hiking to Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The route from the Bierstadt Lake Trailhead is a moderate trail with gorgeous scenery. It begins with a relatively steep but short incline with winding switchbacks and stunning mountain views. (The trail climbs …

Hey Coloradans: Stop by the Art Institute of Colorado tonight between 4:30 and 7:00pm for the opening reception of Greetings from Durango. The students from the travel and landscape class have put together an excellent collection of work from their time in southwest Colorado. The show will be up through January …

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir A few weeks back, we hiked to the summit of Mt. Sherman (14,036′) — my seventh 14er. (And probably my last one until the spring rolls back around.) It was overcast when we left Denver at 6:00AM – but …

Last week, I had my first engagement session since moving to Denver. There are a lot of things that Denver does well — but if I had to pick two things it does really well — it would probably be beer and dogs. I think it was only fitting that my …

As the summer of Becoming Coloradan (my first summer living in Denver) comes to a close, I’m hoping to get one more 14er in before calling it a wrap. About a month ago, I summited my third 14er in the Front Range – Torreys Peak (14,267′). Originally, we tried to summit …

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” — Muhammad Ali About a month ago, I set out to climb my second 14er – Grays Peak in the Front Range. At 14,270′, Grays Peak is the highest on the Continental Divide. …