Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks

Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks is a gem of a hike with a gorgeous waterfall, beaver ponds (supposedly), super crazy cool rock formations, and amazing views.  The trailhead is located 9 miles off of Hwy 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek at an old tunnel.  Again, there are no neon billboards that say "Horsethief Falls/Pancake Rocks … Continue reading Horsethief Falls and Pancake Rocks

Stroll around the North Catamount Reservoir/Mackinaw Trail

Although hiking solo is a peaceful experience that I would encourage everyone to try, trolling around the mountains with friends can be quite entertaining and I'm always down to hike (DTH).  Said friends requested a more remote area that wasn't too crowded, a difficult request to fulfill on a perfect Colorado Saturday afternoon.  So my recommendation … Continue reading Stroll around the North Catamount Reservoir/Mackinaw Trail

Seven Bridges Trail Fail…and Mastering the GoPro Selfie

Off I went today to soak in the Colorado sun on a trail I hadn't yet hiked called Seven Bridges Trail. It's in North Cheyenne Canon (pronounced Canyon but I don't have a tilde on my keyboard.  Do I?) which is a hikers playground just 10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs.  Where else can you … Continue reading Seven Bridges Trail Fail…and Mastering the GoPro Selfie

Testing my new Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack

Thanks to all of you that read my first blog!  The feedback has been fantastic...and quite shocking actually.  Who knew you people would appreciate my tongue-in-cheek, non-conforming, break my English teacher's heart writing style.  Frankly, I don't enjoy writing, rather, I DESPISE writing but blogging is a bit different.  I can write like I talk and no … Continue reading Testing my new Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack