Sylvia (and Brian’s) Dang Ole Cowboy Adventure

Rocky Mountain National Park III: Horseback Riding in Moraine Park For our third adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park we had originally planned yet another hike...though it would have to be a shorter one, for we planned to change our base at the end of the day to further west. However, Brian, the Minister of …

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Deer Mountain, an Epic Rockies Hike

Rocky Mountain National Park II: Deer Mountain With the limited time we’d had on our first day in Rocky Mountain National Park, we’d still managed to bag scenic Emerald Lake. But with a full day to play with we wanted something more ambitious. Brian had considered several all time Rocky Mountain greats including Deer Mountain, …

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Centennial State

We FINALLY Make it to Colorado After returning from Mexico we found ourselves at the tail end of the summer season, not in the best of shape and with barely fourteen weeks left until our trip to Patagonia. Temperatures in Raleigh were nearly what they had been in the Baja Peninsula…not ideal for hiking, and …

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Top Ten Hikes in the Northern Appalachians

Our Ten Best Hikes in the Northern Half of the Appalachian Range Brian and Sylvia are based in North Carolina, and almost all of the Appalachian hikes you will see on these pages take place in the Southern arm of the range. This is our backyard and it is where we are currently exploring. However, …

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We’re Planning Something Big!

We're About to Explore New Territory on BecauseItzThere! Sylvia and Brian are fresh off their Anniversary trip to Baja California. We enjoyed ourselves greatly, but did no hiking on this trip. You would not want to hike the Baja in summer, unless you have a fondness for heatstroke. However we are about to embark on …

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The Baja: A Wrap Up

Baja California: A Vacation Done the Right Way *Brian and Sylvia receive NO compensation of any kind from tour and service providers for appearances on this page. If we give a shout out, it's entirely because we wanted to.* It was with a heavy heart that we left Cabo San Lucas and returned to Raleigh. …

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