And the Thunder Rolls, so When Will the Lightening Strike?- at Garden of the Gods

Whenever I’m hiking alone, I have 2 main concerns or fears: snakes (which I’ve already encountered!) and getting stuck in a storm. I’m proud to say, I am now 2 for 2! I have now come face to face with both my fears while hiking, and only in a month timeframe! Go figure. A littleContinue reading “And the Thunder Rolls, so When Will the Lightening Strike?- at Garden of the Gods”

A (Seriously) Hidden Colorado Gem- Paint Mines Park

45 minutes east of Colorado Springs away off from the mountains, in the small town of Calhan, is an incredible natural treasure that is an absolute must-see in Colorado. A true testament to the beauty of “Colorful Colorado”. And, nope, it isn’t found in a picturesque Rocky Mountain town. It’s the Paint Mines Interpretative Park–Continue reading “A (Seriously) Hidden Colorado Gem- Paint Mines Park”

Me vs the Snake- a Red Rock Canyon Open Space Saga

It began like any other beautiful midday hike at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, one of my absolute favorite hikes in the Springs. Looking around, admiring the scenery of the vibrant red rocks juxtaposed to the bright Western sky. Soaking in that perfect Southwestern sunshine. And then… it happened! My worst fear, right in frontContinue reading “Me vs the Snake- a Red Rock Canyon Open Space Saga”