Baker Pass and Parika Lake

Baker Pass and Parika Lake

Derek and I made the truly brilliant decision to head to Baker Pass. We had a few other options on the table and we’re so thankful we made this choice. Over the 6+ hours, we only got 15 miles in, so it was pretty dang slow by our standards but there was nothing for it. The flowers were the best I have ever seen them in northern Colorado… far thicker than anywhere I’ve stumbled upon within the park boundary. We…

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Hallett Peak #50

Hallett Peak #50

I had put off #50 for over a year. I really wanted to stand on┬ámy 50th summit of Hallett Peak last summer with Daphne in tow, but she chose to do Mt. Chiquita instead. This is a special summit to me as it was my first ‘real’ summit I ever stood on back in the summer of 2001. I had just moved out here from Texas and was wide eyed and soaking this new landscape in like a sponge. I…

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Just a Little Outdoor Time

Just a Little Outdoor Time

It’s been a while since I’ve kept up with this blog and I miss it! It turned into a place to write race reports and there is so much more going on than mere races. I’ll definitely get back into posting some more running garb, but I’m going to throw in more family stuff too… On May 8th, it was a gloomy, rainy day. We had been sitting inside letting the weather get us down so I made the call…

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