Cold Springs Pony Express Station off Highway 50 in Nevada

Along Highway 50, the official Loneliest Road in America, you’ll find the ruins of a Pony Express station that’s worth the hike to check out. It’s roughly a mile walk from the parking area, so bring water and wear shoes you’re comfortable walking in. Is it worth the stop? We think so. It was the…

Evening in the Desert – 18 Rd

We visited the desert off 18 rd a few nights ago. The foothills area to the north of the Grand Valley is mostly BLM, and we like to take the quick drive out there in the evenings. This post would be titled “Walk in the Desert” except we didn’t get to walk. This year, there…

Camping in Moab, Utah

Before I get to my (rather long) post, I’m going to put some of the camping highlights right here at the top. Where we camped: Willow Springs Road. Type of campgound: Dispersed with designated spots. What we liked about the area: It was free, and that’s always a plus. It was close to mountain bike…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense

This week’s photo challenge is “dense.” We camped in Moab last weekend (I’ll post more on that in the coming week), and we hiked Corona Arch. This is a group of cairns that you’ll find toward the middle of the trail. Here are a few more, just for fun: >>Click Here to Check out the…

Hiking Devil’s Canyon – D4 Trail

We were able to take advantage of another beautiful spring day. Because we thought we would be attending a book fair in Tucson this weekend, Jake took four days off. The book fair didn’t work out, but we are grateful for the together time nonetheless. We grabbed a picnic lunch at Subway, and then we headed toward…

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…

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,…

Seventy Degrees & Hiking in Snow

A few weekends ago we decided to take a day trip up to the Mesa to avoid the heat of town. It was a gorgeous seventy degrees–the perfect temperature for a picnic. After lunch, we started down a trail only to be stopped a quarter mile in by an abundance of snow.

Checking out Freeman Reservoir

We planned to hike the Black Mountain trail on Saturday while we were staying at Elkhead State park (near Craig, CO)

.Unfortunately, Gunther was feeling mopey, and there’s nothing slows you down faster than a St. Bernard who has travel-induced stomach trouble.