The Majestic B&B in Leadville, Colorado has now taken first place as the “Most Cozy” stay we have ever experienced. I won’t catalog the other great experiences we’ve had, but this one took me quite by surprise. I confess that I associated the name “Leadville”…

  In anticipation of this trip, I suffered high anxiety about driving around the high mountains of Colorado in the dead of winter, but after watching the weather report, I breathed a sigh of relief and figured we had escaped any difficulties. — But the…

Our introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park was one of a snowstorm. When we got here on Friday, the gates to the park were open, so we figured it was safe enough to head up the mountain. However, the ranger we spoke with the next…

A January sunrise with the eastern light behind us – illuminating Mount Chapin in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Over the next few days, I hope to unpack the good reasons for the very long hiatus from blogging.  But for the time being, I’ll pretend that I have been here all along and I’ll just jump into the story of our winter trip to…

Here at 51.5 degrees north latitude,  on this day of the year, the sun rises at 8:06 am and sets at 4:00 pm.  By 2:30 in the afternoon, you can already sense the sun beginning its low-angle wane into the golden hour. I read that…

We saw pictures of a beautifully frozen Bald River Falls the other day and figured we might drive over on Saturday to get our own pictures. The thermometer was showing 5 degrees in the early morning and we talked ourselves out of that, but we…