Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Flatirons

 My favorite part of Boulder

December snow in the Flatirons

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sky Pond

Wildfires changed hiking plans this day so we had to go to Sky Pond instead. Not a bad substitute.

 loch lake

on the way to sky pond

icy climb to the pond

winds were howling!

sky pond

Quandary Peak

Finally succeeded in reaching the summit!

just above treeline...long way to go.

gnarles goatley guards quandary peak

 one of the views from the summit

 my summit panorama gets bombed
who doesn't love a summit whiskey?

Mt. Democrat

pikas are so cute. this little guy was pretty brave.


view on the way up

false summit!

alex about to see that we weren't really at the top yet...

here we go! summit!

view from the summit

group coming back down

The $100 hike

Although it was worth it, I don't advise stepping off the paths in Colorado. They're pretty strict about their Green Space laws...

Hall Ranch, CO


calm waters of the Gulf

Gulf of Mexico

sunsets were accompanied by an impressive dance of dragonflies by the hundreds

so peaceful :)

attempt with the self timer at sunset 


waves start picking up from Hurricane Sandy


wrong place, wrong time

putt-putt. when in florida...

Aspen Extreme

You just can't beat fall in a Colorado aspen grove...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

summertime as a "flatlander"

Despite the fact that I thought I was moving to the mountains, those who actually live in the mountains refer to residents of Boulder as "flatlanders."

 Roger's Pass

On the way to Heart Lake 

Glacial Bowl on the way to Heart Lake

 Looking down on the way up Mount Chiquita

Almost up Mount Chiquita

Mt. Chapin-Chiquita-Ypsilon. We were soooo close to getting to Ypsilon. I guess 2 outta 3 ain't bad. 

The crew taking a break from the endless winds!

View on the way down

Hiking up Quandary

My first mountain goat!! Quandary Peak

Pika on Quandary

 Looking up to the summit of Quandary
Sad that a storm popped up and kept us from getting to the summit of Quandary


Heading up to S. Arapahoe Peak

Crazy clouds popping up. 

View from S. Arapahoe Peak

Me and Jennifer at the summit of S. Arapahoe

S Arapahoe Peak

One last look at the summit of S. Arapahoe Peak.