A Mountain of Misery {Missouri Mountain}

This trip report/recap/long winded photo share is a tad late but I think its perfect timing…all the misery of the vicious switch backs and never ending ridge has faded so the whining will be minimal! A few weeks ago we decided to give hiking with Paula another chance since we failed miserably at meeting her for Mount of the Holy Cross. As a federal government employee Paula had all kinds of time to kill so we picked a Monday morning for our hike up Missouri Mountain. Thinking a meet up closer to home would solve all our problems we met at the Dino Lots before 4am then headed into the mountains together. I’m not quite ready to blame my luck on Paula (she rocked my socks off on my birthday run!) but I did manage to leave my wallet at … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Hiking with Sierra Trading Post {Square Top + Wilcox}

A few weeks ago I got an email from Andy at Sierra Trading Post inviting me on a mountain hiking adventure with a few Denver bloggers – Heather, Lynne, Lauren – and Chris, the STP videographer. I got excited. My reply back may have had an excessive number of explanation points. Then, just before I hit send, I checked the date – Saturday, September 28th. Son of a… All of my happy explanation points got backspaced and replaced by “I wish I could but…”. That was the day of my first ultra – the Bear Chase 50K. I made everyone promise to have extra fun for me and focused on my ultra weekend. Fast forward to the Friday night before the 50K. I had picked up my race packet and was attempting to put everything together for race morning when … [Click Here For the Full Story]