In the Garden Of The Gods

Colorado Springs and The Garden of the Gods ***Here's another post with a whole ton of photos. We recommend hitting refresh a bunch.*** In addition to being judged one of the finest places in the US to live, the city of Colorado Springs also attracts some five million tourist visitors a year. Some come for …

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Highway to the Sky

Rocky Mountain National Park IV: Trail Ridge Road ***Warning this post has a whole ton of photos and may load slowly.*** After our horseback riding adventures at Moraine Park, we had to high tail it out of Dodge before the sun quit. We had many miles to cover before we reached our next destination -- …

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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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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 Countdown to Patagonia: Torres Del Paine

Our Torres Del Paine Logistics Are Nearly Complete The time for Patagonia is fast approaching. Every resource available to us tells the same tale…book months in advance, especially for popular Torres del Paine, or else lose out. In days past it was possible to show up at this park with a tent, a pair of …

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A Macro-Driving Adventure in the Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Parkway Outing, VA Last week we found our selves with a few days to ourselves and some house guests to entertain. What better way to bring them west, to see the Mountains of NC? Last year we went out to the mountains near Asheville, NC to show some guests things they hadn’t seen …

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East Coast vs. West Coast (Hiking)

We Belong to the East...But Our Hearts are in the West We’ve been talking lately about some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. All of these hikes have one thing in common…they all lead to places with great views. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find ANY list of great hikes …

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