I'm an avid backpacker, hiker, skier and climber currently living in Summit County, Colorado. All of my days off are spent skiing in the backcountry or on the resort - and when there's no snow I'm always looking for new peaks to climb and new trails to explore.
I moved to the Rocky Mountains from the East Coast to have the opportunity to do even more in the outdoors. One of my most memorable hikes was completing 3 peaks in 2 days - Crystal Peak, Fletcher Mountain, and Pacific Peak which all sit at above 13,800 feet! I ended up spending the night in a little gully that was well protected by the wind, and had perfect blue skies the next morning.
Whether I'm gearing up for a snowshoe hike or throwing on some climbing shoes for a new route - I'm always excited and passionate to be in the outdoors doing what I love.
Our guide to hiking in and around Colorado Springs gives you the lowdown on the 8 best trails in the area. From family-friendly strolls to challenging all-day adventures, our list has something for everyone!
Tarps have myriad uses in the great outdoors. But should you be using yours under your tent? In this guide, discover why using a tarp is a good idea and how to use one to good effect when wet-weather camping.
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Seasoning your firewood properly is important for a number of reasons: heat output, fuel efficiency, and even your health. Want to learn how it’s done and how long it will be before your green wood’s good to burn? Read on!