Category Archive: Great Outdoors

Mohawk Lake in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today I set off with Wally to hike 7 miles round trip to Upper and Lower Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge, Colorado. The morning started beautifully, I just love how the sun catches the… Continue reading

2 Weddings and 2 14ers

1 month: 1 doctorate, 2 weddings, 2 fourteeners and a grant. I’m tired. Wedding #1 was our dear friend Missy who got married on her family island in the Thousand Islands in Canada.… Continue reading

Backpacking Lake Constantine

With my dissertation defense coming up on Friday (eek!) I’ve been working crazy hours and stressed as stressed can be. Part of me wanted to bail on a backpacking trip we had planned… Continue reading

Mt. Sherman- My Third 14er

Wow I needed a four day weekend for the 4th. I’m not sure there’s anything we didn’t do! On the 4th we went for a bike ride then headed to a friends’ BBQ… Continue reading

Mt. Bierstadt- My Second 14er

I’d been feeling like I haven’t been outdoors enough recently so I recruited some friends to climb Mt. Bierstadt, a 14,060 foot peak in Colorado (’cause ya know, when you live in Denver,… Continue reading

1st/2nd Flatiron Hike

On Friday we went up to Boulder to hike the 1st/2nd Flatiron trail. One of my colleagues does mountain rescue and he was saying that the hike was one of his favorites as… Continue reading


I went snowmobiling for the first time on Friday! Not only did I go snowmobiling, but I went with The Boy and two of our good friends who were visiting from Pittsburgh. Not… Continue reading

Skiing Steamboat

Friday night we packed up and drove 3 hours northwest to Steamboat Springs to go skiing with another wonderful friend (we are so lucky to have so many visitors!), and his super cute… Continue reading

2012 in Review

It’s been a hell of a year. I think we did it all. We got Wally. We traveled to Tuscany. I matched in Denver for my internship and The Boy started a new… Continue reading

Hiking Mt. Sanitas

Alright, so I live in Colorado and it’s December. I should be skiing. Instead, it was nearly 70 degrees so we decided to bail on being ski bums and take a hike with… Continue reading