Hiking Dinosaur Hill-Fruita, Colorado

The weather is amazing today! Right now it’s seventy degrees and sunny. Absolutely perfect. After lunch, Weston wanted to walk Dinosaur Hill, a hike we’ve been meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet because dogs aren’t allowed on the trail. Armed with our nature journals, we drove to the trailhead. Here are some pictures…

Camper Remodel: The Beginning

It’s been quiet around here lately because we’ve been busy with our camper remodel. Wow–it’s turned into quite a project! If you’ll remember, we bought a 1984 Six-Pac pickup camper a few weeks ago. I knew we were going to update it (paint, new cushions, and so on), but I had no idea we were…

Fishing Vega Reservoir

We took a break from the camper remodel (more like camper destruction at this point) to go fishing with my dad. As I’ve mentioned before, my family built a cabin at Vega Reservoir when I was growing up, and going up there is like going home. Sadly, we sold the cabin when I was seventeen,…

Telluride Day Trip

Here are the pictures we took in Telluride, as promised. Better late than never, right! Even though we only live a few hours away, this is the first time I’ve ever been there. It’s gorgeous, and the town is super cute. We only had about fifteen minutes to look around, but we’ll be back. We…

Pickin’ Up the Camper

Well, we did it. We found a ’84 Six Pac pickup camper to remodel. It was located in Durango, which meant we had about a five-hour drive from where we’re at. We were up at four and on the road by five. I was pretty proud of our kids. They were a lot more excited…

Charge Your Camera

Well, we hiked a good part of the West Bench trail yesterday on the Grand Mesa. Did I bring my camera with me? Yeppers, I sure did. Did I remember to charge my camera battery after we went camping? Nope. Sure didn’t. Lesson learned: Always keep your camera charged and ready to go! Next time,…

Spotted: Swainson’s Hawk

We’d never seen this particular type of hawk before, and it took us quite a bit of research to figure out what they were. In person, they were a velvety, chocolate brown. Both of them were just gorgeous. Spotted: Swainson’s Hawk State: Colorado County: Moffat Area: In the agricultural area not far from Black Mountain

Weekly Photo Challenge – Partners

This week’s photo prompt is Partners: Whether two of a kind or ten, give us subjects that are in sync with one another — show us partnerships. Spotted: Pronghorn (Antelope) State: Colorado County: Routte Area: Near Elkhead Reservoir   Partners

Scouting out the North Fruita Desert Campground

After Jake got home last night, we took a drive up to the North Fruita Desert Campground to look around. We literally live three miles away, in the agricultural area, and we had no idea it was there. Jake even grew up in Fruita, spent a lot of time in the desert, but he’d never…

Meet Gunther – Bunny Trail’s Official Mascot

Gunther (we pronounce it Goon-ther) is our two-year-old smooth-coat St. Bernard. He’s the laziest thing, and if the temperature rises above eighty degrees, he’d rather nap than hike. Still, he’s our lazy dog, and we love him to pieces. Today, I’m going to answer a few common questions we get when we’re out and about…

Spotted: Red-tailed Hawk & Common Sagebrush Lizard (Mesa County)

I’m not the world’s best wildlife photographer. In fact, I’m pretty awful. I tend to gawk at the critter instead of snapping a selfie with it. I am, however, going to try to become better at it for the sake of the blog. I’d like to start an animal category, and also list the state/county/area…