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Estes Park

Recreation

Hike of the Week: Lily Mountain

A summer of volunteer patrolling for the Indian Peaks Wilderness had left me longing. Longing for a hike with our pups, Logan and Shawnee. We’d done a lot of hikes around Nederland many times — Lost Lake, the Rim Trail, Blue Lake.  I wanted to see something different, yet get…

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Lifestyle

The Mountain Commute

“So do you really love living up here?” Karen asked. “Yeah, pretty much.” “So what do you find the most daunting about it?  It’s probably the commute, isn’t it?  Is it hard driving up and down the canyon every day?” I felt surprised by her assumption. “No, the commute doesn’t…

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Nature

The Parks of Colorado

Working as a park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, I got asked a variety of questions from park visitors.  Many times they were obvious questions you’d expect:  “How far is it to Grand Lake?”, “Where can we see the elk?”, “Can you recommend an easy hike?” What’s a Park…

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