Sanitas Valley Trail

Check out my activity on AllTrails.–2?p=21487775

Surprisingly tough hike. Boulder is so lucky to have something like this so close by.

#boulder, #hiking

Button Rock Reserve

Fun hike today with Pamme and Jerry.–5 has all of the gory details.

This is a lovely trail that skirts the reservoir and winds up at the water jet that comes down from the reservoir and VENTS into the river. This jet is amazing – K threw some large rocks in and they were pulverized!


A little rain didn’t daunt us.

#colorado, #hiking

Mason Lake

Check out my activity on AllTrails.–67

Tough hike today. Clearly time for new boots. Vivobarefoot here I come!

#cascades, #hiking

Bucketlist hiking the Via Dinarica

Seriously, check this out!

We’ve talked a lot about hiking more and we’ve definitely talked about doing a hut-to-hut tour in the Alps. But these photos are amazing!

#bucketlist, #hiking, #outside

Backpacking North: wear lighter shoes, not heavier

Backpacking North: wear lighter shoes, not heavier

#barefoot, #hiking, #shoes

Snow Lake — Washington Trails Association

Snow Lake — Washington Trails Association


Paddling, surfing, hiking, oh my

We tried surfing Ian’s paddleboard behind the boat the other day. It worked as long as you start with the assumption that the word “work” means to try multiple times and succeed once while thrashing about in the water most of the time. But it was fun. I then had a nice 20 minute paddle back into a headwind.

Yesterday we went on a tough hike. It wasn’t especially long, seven miles round-trip. But what made it tough was a fairly steep approach as well as all the rocks. I hiked in VFFs the entire way which was okay going up, tough going down, and murder on the Forest Service roads. Poor Gruezi (official dog of our family) was unhappy with the terrain at times too, she kept trying to flop on the ground and take a nap. Dogs are more sensible really.

I got home, washed the car (first!) and then bought steaks at Whole Foods. And grilled. In the sun. And you know what, I really would have liked a beer or a glass of wine but I didn’t have one, I stuck to my September goal. I did send a whiny text to Ian complaining about it.

Weight is back down to 88.8 kilos after a tough diet cheat day.

#hiking, #september-goal, #sup, #whine, #wine