This summer we are determined to hike more.  While we get out several days a week to exercise our dogs on the many nearby BLM roads around our house, it’s not often enough that we strap on our packs and hiking boots and set out to explore the Rockies that surround us.  Our dogs have reached an age where they can’t put in more than a few miles and the guilt of not taking them often holds us back.  However, now that I’m running much less due to frequent injury, the exercise and time outdoors is something I desperately need.  The problem with hiking is that if you want to put in some miles you need to set aside some time to do so.  This is where, as business owners, we have to get creative with our time management.  So on days when we don’t have meetings or photo shoots, we get up early, start our day with a good hike, then start work in the afternoon and work well in to the night.  I don’t know that there is any better way to start a day than with a great hike.  If your soul craves being outdoors like ours do, it’s guaranteed to put you in a great mood.

Last week we did a 7 mile round trip hike on Elliot’s Ridge.  Starting out at 11,200 feet, the entire hike was above treeline and had phenomenal views in every direction.

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