Independence-Aspen Camping Work Week

This was taken at sunrise in Denver from my balcony before heading out to Aspen on a Wednesday morning.  I am very eager to get on the road, so I was the early bird today. Mountains to my right and Capitol to my left Going through Leadville we found a great lil pizza hut called…

Exploring Wild Wyoming

Prepping for camping was tough but half the fun!  I just loved to start thinking about being out there days before our road trip began, cooking in our new cast iron pot and skillet out in Wyoming’s wilderness on our new camp stove.  I pre-made a Mexican casserole, Shish kabobs, homefries, and Browned Butter Strawberry…

A Mountain Wedding: day three in Basalt

Finishing touches while awaiting our transportation at hotel in Snowmass… Specific location:  Roaring Fork Club The family members enjoying their free shades near the string quartet awaiting the bride and groom The wedding goodie bag Shades of lavender  Sorry David’s bald head made every picture.  I couldn’t get around it!      Discovering our table number     …

The Mountains Are Calling

Click for panoramic  Twin Lakes We stopped to fill our cooler at a liquor store in Frisco.  Luckily the laws in CO allow the sale of refrigerated high point beers, so this O’dell Double IPA was icy cold.  Toast to Independence Pass–almost to Aspen!

La petite Mont Tremblant village revealed

Mont Tremblant, Canada We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at this French Mediterranean restaurant called La Petite Cachee. Loved it! To our surprise we woke up to the beautiful view of snow glistened mountains during our brief stay in Mont Tremblant. Our B&B needs its own post, and more on the village experience to come…

Hoary marmot meadow

We saw these big fur balls on our hike at Cascade Pass, but I decided they were saw cute that they deserved their own post.

The Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

THIS was a drive of a lifetime from Banff to Jasper.  The Columbia Icefields Parkway was filled with the most breathtaking sights from pristine mountain lakes to ancient glaciers and infinite flora and fauna.  I would have to say that this unique 180 mile stretch from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park  is essentially…

Paramount Pictures Mountain?

We stopped to snap some photos of little Wild Goose Island again but this time with a different point of view.  We were told that this is the mountain from Paramount Pictures  logo…so we all got our pictures taken with it.

4th of July Celebration in Whitefish, Montana

Just before sun down, we loaded our backpacks with the rest of our champagne (sneakily poured into our PlatyPreserve Platypus wine container),  red solo cups, and a couple of jackets.  Then–with two lawn chairs over Cyrus’s back–we rode our bike’s a few miles down the road to this outdoor music firework celebration.  For dinner, we…

Weeping Wall

Along Going-to-the-Sun Road there is a cliff lining the slender winding road with a wall of weeping waterfalls splashing down and washing over a long stretch of the road.