Apollo Energy Gum Review

My typical morning routine involves waking up, brewing a Nespresso latte, and taking a shower—in that order. Like millions of Americans, I depend on caffeine throughout the day. Aside from keeping you alert during those long trips to the mountains, caffeine has been proven … Read More

Grays and Torreys Meetup

Grays and Torreys are two of the most popular 14ers in Colorado. Their proximity to Denver and relatively easy trails to the summit bring lots of traffic. Don’t skip these as they afford a great view and a great day in the … Read More

Mt. Princeton – A Rocky Trip

Mt. Princeton is a striking mountain rising up from Buena Vista and the Arkansas River Valley.   The trip doesn’t begin with the hike but rather the drive up. It is a very rough and narrow road for 3 miles … Read More

Hummingbird Hammock Single Review

Hummingbird Hammocks is a Colorado-based company who specializes in making ultralight hammocks. These hammocks are small. Crazy small. To give you an idea, here is the Single size (their smallest) pictured in comparison to my Nalgene bottle and Grand Trunk hammock.     So … Read More

Bowen-Baker Loop July 4th Camping Trip

Bowen-Baker Loop is a 19 mile trail that takes you past Parika Lake and over the Continental Divide through the mountains of the Never Summer Wilderness. Though the trailhead is located in Rocky Mountain National Park, the trail will soon take … Read More

Independence Lake near Aspen

The hike to Independence and Lost Man Lakes is a great way to get accustomed to Colorado’s altitude. With 3.6 and 5.5 mile options, you can choose the right length for your skill level. Situated between Leadville, the highest incorporated city in the United … Read More

Western Mountaineering UltraLite Sleeping Bag Review

After spending a night shivering on top of the snow on the trail to Mt. Harvard, I decided it was time for a new sleeping bag. With a little research I decided on the UltraLite bag by Western Mountaineering.   The … Read More

Mt. Harvard on Memorial Day Weekend

Mt. Harvard is the 4th highest summit in the contiguous United States and the highest of the Collegiate Peaks. It’s a beautiful place to spend a three-day weekend with great camping spots in Horn Fork Basin and less crowds than the … Read More