Anthony Bourdain

Friday morning I woke up to the news that Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. My heart broke. I truly feel he was an ally to women, people of color, human differences, cultural differences, and all marginalized communities and silenced voices. He was a human with such a curiosity for life, stories, and experiences that it…

Sunday, April 15: Horsetooth Half Marathon

It’s like a hike, but faster and almost entirely on paved roads! Horsetooth Half is the oldest half marathon in Colorado (I learned that this morning), the first half marathon I ever ran (back in 2011), and this was my third time running it. It’s been a few years, which probably worked to my advantage…

Thursday, April 5: Hike to the A

When I was a little kid living in Fort Collins my parents used to tell me (or maybe they just told me once, or maybe I just suggested it to them) that the “A” on the side of the foothills in Fort Collins was painted there for me. I don’t think I really ever though…

Tuesday, February 27: A Day of Lakes in RMNP

This week had a particularly rough start to the work week. I was reminded of the importance to slow down and take the time to connect with and appreciate the people around you, even when life seems chaotic and urgent. One of the residents that I truly enjoyed spending time with and bantering back and…

Thursday, January 11: Rabbit Mountain Open Space

Hey Colorado, you’re beautiful. The first hike of the year is in the books (or on the blog, whatever). I used to commute from Fort Collins to Boulder for work, and everyday I would pass a sign for Rabbit Mountain Open Space on Highway 66. I thought I would finally check it out today! First…

2017 Hiking: A Year in Review

I saw a lot of “best nine” on Instagram at the end of December, people reflecting on memorable moments of 2017. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, of how to parse out what was real and what was not, and what was actually good and memorable, and how to process that and begin to…

January 2015: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Happy throwback Monday! For no specific reason, I feel like reminiscing about the Ohio hiking that I did in my first few years there. In January 2015 we went to Hocking Hills for a weekend. We rented a cabin (with a hot tub!!) near the hiking trails and spent the weekend hiking in the hills,…

Tuesday, October 24th: Foothills Trail, I Think.

Since moving to Colorado, the great state for being outdoors, I feel like I’ve spent significantly more time indoors. Between working, studying, and trying to identify where the heck/what the heck the lacuna is in a spongy bone tissue sample under the microscope, I have felt pretty busy. But, autumn is here and I felt…

Sunday, July 9: Horsetooth Falls

I woke up early to get ahead of the heat and hike at Horsetooth Falls. The drive there was peaceful, as the reservoir was very calm and peaceful looking as I drove by. I thought that this was the first time I was doing this hike, but after hiking for a bit I realized I…