[VIDEO] Playing in the mud – Trail Work Day 12/2/12

We’ve been out clearing mudholes for the winter on the Wolf River Trails. As part of the “Mud Hole Eradication Team” aka MHE, all mud holes tremble at our presence.

If embed is not working, you should be able to see it here:Trail Work Day – Mud Hole Eradication Team – WRT – Sunday, December 2nd, 2012.


New Interview with Dolly from NPR

I’ve heard and read so many Dolly interviews that it’s awesome to hear one that has some unique questions, answers, and quotable moments. Enjoy!

Ready for Backpacking Season? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Backpacks Infographic: How to Find the Right Backpack for You

Check out REI’s backpacks next time you head outdoors!

Animas City Mountain Trail, Durango CO – Hiking 05.08.12

The mapping is a little off on the second half bc my phone went dead and I tried unsuccessfully to edit it with Runkeeper later. If you follow the same route up through about mile 3.5 and ignore the side tracks mapped after that. We followed basically the same route on the way back. There are a good bit many more side trails, but if you just hug the mountain, you’ll be golden. This was one of the top 2 hikes I’ve ever done in my life. It was warm enough to shed fleeces on the way up and we only wore our knit hats on the way down bc it started snowing. Take your time to explore and climb the huge boulders all along the trail towards the top. I’ll never forget this hike for sure. Right about 2 miles in, there’s a great flat table rock with awesome views – perfect for a lunch stop. I brought my MSR stove and made hot tea for us and it was pure awesomeness. I highly recommend this hike if you’re ever in the area. We took our time and it was worth it. About 1.5 miles up, you’ll find a rock bluff and if you look closely at the face on the left side at about waist-high, you’ll find the indentations of an ancient petroglyph of a bear print. If you’re not looking, you’ll probably never notice it.

Happy Trails!

Animas City Mountain Trail - GPS Map - March 2012

View map with pics along the route here on Runkeeper.

MILE…MILE & A HALF (trailer)

Can’t wait to see this one – makes me wish I wasn’t in the office for sure…

The first trailer for the documentary, MILE…MILE & A HALF: A Journey Across The John Muir Trail.


JMT: The Muir Project key players/hikers: Jason Fitzpatrick (Co-Director/DP), Ric Serena (Co-Director/DP,ricserena.com), Jennifer Serena (Still Photographer/Producer, jenserena.com), Durand Trench (Location Sound Recordist), Zee Hatley (Camera Operator), Paul Bessenbacher (Music Composer) and Bernard Chadwick (Musician & Installation Designer) and David & Kelly Finlay (Colorado-based teachers)

Music: Emoto Music
Composer: Paul Bessenbacher
Executive Producer: Paul Schultz
Music Supervisor: Lindsay Froemke


Dolly Parton: Joyful Noise: “From Here to the Moon”

I just love this new song so much! It can be perceived as a super sweet love song or a lullaby. Either way it’s magic. Well done again, Dolly!

Can’t wait til tonight to see Joyful Noise!

Dolly Parton – Joyful Noise – "From Here To The Moon"

Merry Christmas