Haiyaha, Nymph, Bear

Yes. There are that many lakes along the Emerald Lake Trail. 5 all together. Definitely visit all 5. They’re beautiful. Here is the last of this magnificent trail: Trail: Lake Haiyaha, 3.9 mi round trip Park: Rocky Mountain National Park Location: Estes Park, CO Difficulty: Moderate Incline: 865 ft Shade and Seating: Most of the …

Emerald Lake, CO

I took a week off from the blog. Much to my dismay, I got sick. So instead of staring at my computer screen, or going outside, I slept and watched Halloween movies all weekend. The weather is getting cooler, and I’m wondering what I’m going to do with myself during the winter months! I might …

Dream Lake

We’re continually waking up in the dead of night to make it out to Rocky Mountain National Park. Actually, as I’m writing this, we’re staying in a hotel out in Gunnison. We head out to Black Canyon National Park tomorrow, leaving around 4 am…I’ll catch up on sleep in the winter, don’t worry. We just …

Sky Pond

Continuing on from last week’s post, we’ve finally made it to one of the coldest but most rewarding hikes I’ve done in a while….Sky Pond! If you don’t know, I posted a hike last week that essentially made up the beginning half of this hike, so go check out that post here for more information! …

The Loch

We did a hike that was very beautiful but a little on the long side. In fact, it’s such a long trail, there are actually 3 other trails within the trail with amazing end points. I took soo many photos during this hike, I decided to split it in half so I wouldn’t overload this …

Eldorado Canyon

There’s a state park out by Boulder called Eldorado Canyon. I feel like it’s less talked about, mostly because the people I work with who’ve been in Colorado their whole lives don’t know much about the park. Which is a shame, because it’s got some spectacular views.. Trail: Rattlesnake Gulch Trail Park: Eldorado Canyon State …

Sunflowers and Kayaks

I’ve got more of a chilled post for you today! Not a hike (I really needed time to recover from the week before), but still nature related! Okay, first thing I want to say is that there are so many ways to get to the Denver Airport. My bestie and I are a little strange; …

Herman Gulch

Still jamming to T.Swift, if anyone cares to know.. This week I’ve got Herman Gulch Trail locked and loaded for you! Now, on first impressions looking this trail up on the internet, it doesn’t seem like a super picturesque hike. But all of my expectations were blown out of the water because it was honestly …

Garden of the Gods

I’m currently writing this as I’m jamming out to Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover. It’s amazing, and I don’t care what you think. I may have listened to it non-stop for 3 days now….probably dozens of times all the way through. I wanted to try something new. For the most part my posts are about …

Paint Mines

Hey, there! Welcome to what seems to be my weekly hike post. Maybe I should make this a thing? Well this week I’ve got the Paint Mines locked and loaded for you! So the Paint Mines are located about an hour and a half southeast of Denver. We easily made a morning trip of it. …