Mt. Evans is located about 60 miles west of Denver, Colorado and at nearly 14,300 feet is the highest paved road in North America. The Mount Evans Byway starts at nearby Echo Lake and climbs 14 miles to the summit. An excellent stop along the way is at the Walter Pesman Alpine Garden, where you can... Continue Reading →
This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.
One of our favorite locations for trail running, mountain bike riding, or just escaping the big city is found on the west side of Lake Grapevine at the Knob Hill Trail. The trail is a nearly 11 mile long loop though a rough Texas landscape with a fair amount of elevation change. When you are... Continue Reading →
We made a great trip out west and spent two days camping and exploring Yellowstone National Park. We've been able to see many places in the United States but Yellowstone is at the top of my list when it comes to natural beauty. Despite tens of thousands of people visiting the rangers and staff do... Continue Reading →
When most people think of Oklahoma they think of a wind swept plain, but tucked away in the southeastern corner of Oklahoma, Little River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 13,660 acres of bottomland hardwood forest habitat, looks like a Louisiana swamp and seems out of place for what you would think you would find in Oklahoma.... Continue Reading →