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Finding fall in the fog

Fall did not quietly sneak itself into the lineup of seasons here in Colorado, turning the air crisp overnight and leaving white girls excitedly standing in line at Starbucks for their pumpkin spice lattes the following morning. After years of... Continue Reading →

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Three lakes and freezing winds at Bear Lake Trailhead | Estes Park, Colorado

Have you ever been so cold that you wanted to cry? I have. While Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful in the winter, the blustering winds aren't. As I trudged through the snow toward Dream Lake, I wanted to cry.... Continue Reading →

Miles on the Mountains at Flatirons Vista and Mt. Sanitas | Boulder, Colorado

For the final weekend before my spring training, I had the grand idea of hiking three days in a row. However, after the second hike at Mt. Sanitas, my IT Band let my body know it wasn't having a third.... Continue Reading →

A Golden Sunday at Mount Galbraith Park | Golden, Colorado 

Today's Sunday adventure took us to Mount Galbraith Park in Golden, Colorado. We started the day off with a big breakfast--a must, especially after last weekend's snowshoeing fiasco--and then hit the trails. Since most people in Colorado are actually athletic,... Continue Reading →

Trail Running Gone Right at South Boulder Creek West | Boulder, Colorado

Today, Harley and I took a lovely mid-morning hike (ah, the luxury of not working Fridays). It was 70 degrees today--in February--so there was no way we weren't going to get outside! We headed to the South Boulder Creek West... Continue Reading →

Snowshoeing to Lost Lake from the Hessie Trailhead | Eldora, Colorado

When your first snowshoeing Saturday as a Colorado resident begins as a last-minute decision, there are bound to be a few lessons learned along the way. Lesson one: Don't let it be a last-minute decision. I woke on Saturday morning... Continue Reading →

One Last Goodbye

This article was written for my Local Travel Writing course How many missteps could I make in one day? The Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was the place to answer that question. The red cobblestone streets, while picturesque, were... Continue Reading →

Local travel is still travel!

This semester I'm taking Local Travel Writing as a special topics course for my major, Business Communication. While I'm reading articles written by famous travel writers who've traversed the globe -- Andrew McCarthy, Rolf Potts, Pico Iyer -- the big... Continue Reading →

The excitement of the unknown

With a graduation countdown going on my university's website, I'm always one click away from knowing exactly how long (down to the second!) I have until I'm thrust from college out into what's commonly referred to as the "real world"... Continue Reading →

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