Navajo Lake Trail

July 7 and 8, 2018           Trailhead: The trailhead is about 90 minutes form Cortez, CO. Take Hwy 145 our of Dolores toward Rico. Turn left on MC Road 38, at the sign to Dunton. This road is paved for about 12 miles and then it turns to gravel. Keep going […]

Lizard Head

  Today we were out for Maya’s birthday hike (13 years!) and our first mountain hike of the summer. There is still lots of snow up there. We had to keep the day short because her brother needed to be back home for an evening ball game. So we didn’t get far but had a […]

Owen’s Basin

Back in July last summer, my family went out of town for two weeks and I was given the gift of two weeks to take care of no one but myself. My friend Rebecca and I hiked to Owen’s Basin. I had never been there before. It was a wet day and the two themes […]

Sharkstooth Trail Revisited

Today Maya and I wanted to get summer hiking kicked off and the quickest path from our home to tree line is by way of Sharkstooth Trail. Things changed a bit for us since we last went up to the pass two years ago. So we need a few updates here. 1. I don’t know […]

Transfer Trail

August 27, 2011 We wanted to have the fun of going camping with friends without the added excitement of packing and unpacking tents, sleeping bags, stoves, and all the other overnight gear. So we spent the day playing at Transfer Campground and our friend Scot showed us a great little trail down to the West […]

Shallow Creek Trail

August 4, 2011 We spent the week camping in Creede mostly for Maya to attend Actors Lab Jr. Drama Camp at the Creede Repetory Theater and we all got to enjoy hours of time exploring outdoors. This hike I did without kids and wow, i didn’t realize how much faster the miles fly by when […]

Big Al Trail

July 15, 2011   My brother and his wife were visiting from Las Vegas and wanted to get away from heat and the desert. We has a long day at Mesa Verde the day before and wanted an east walk with a pretty view and a good spot for a picnic so we went up […]

Sharkstooth Trail

July 2, 2011 More great hiking with my sister and the crew. My nephew Morgan wanted to real mountain hike while he was visiting. I think this fulfilled his wish! Trailhead: This trailhead is about one hour from our house. From Mancos go toward Dolores on Hwy 184. Just outside of Mancos (practically in town […]

Winter Trail

In the summer of 2009 we backpacked on the Winter Trail. This in near the Lizard Head Wilderness area. We have also done it as a day hike with my dad in 2008. I don’t remember all of the details of the trail that I would like to, but I will update the information next […]

Bear Creek

May 27, 2011 We needed a way to celebrate the last day of school and decided to visit Bear Creek. I hadn’t been on this trail since Maya was in a backpack carrier. Can’t believe it took so long for us to get back to someplace so close to home. Trail Head: The trail head […]

Lake Hope

June 24, 2011 What to do on a Friday afternoon in late June? Go in search of snow. We succeeded. The kids and I hiked the trail to Lake Hope with our friend Rebecca. Trail Head: It took us about 1 1/2 hours to get to the trail head from our home. After the drive […]