Mountain Vibes: Hiking Loveland Pass

Mountain Vibes: Hiking Loveland Pass

Above treeline is one of my favorite places to be.  There’s something profoundly humbling about standing on top of a mountain.  As you look around, you can’t help but respect the fact that everything around you has been here much, much longer than you have...
Mountain Vibes: Mayflower Gulch Hike

Mountain Vibes: Mayflower Gulch Hike

Last week we got to treat Mark’s family from Iowa to some of our favorite hikes.  We’re loving the fact that our nieces and nephews are now old enough to play in the mountains with us when they come visit.  Tuesday was a picture-perfect day for a 5 miles...
Featured on She-Explores.com

Featured on She-Explores.com

For those of you that don’t know, Mark & I spend our slow season (November-May) bouncing back and forth between our home here in the mountains and traveling the open road in our truck camper.  We savor any opportunity we can get to explore the vast American...
The Pickens Family

The Pickens Family

Say hello to the cutest five month old in Summit County!  Our friends Benji & Jess welcomed Riley in to the world in April and in September we did our first official photo session together.  I’m not very good when it comes to giving gifts but I absolutely...
Turning 33: Reflecting on 11 years in CA, AZ & CO

Turning 33: Reflecting on 11 years in CA, AZ & CO

When I turned 33 this year, it occurred to me that I’ve now lived in California, Arizona and Colorado each for 11 years. Of course my first thought was, guess it’s time to move. But then I really started to ponder each of those 11 years and realized...