“Water is a necessary part of the river, but it’s not the only part. To have a river, you need an ecosystem that’s free-flowing up and down its length and across its floodplain.”
Published in Elevation Outdoors Magazine, April 2020 The town of Fruita, Colorado, is known for many one-of-a-kind attractions, including the Colorado National Monument, a bunch of dinosaur bones and the Hot Tomato Restaurant. The town also happens to be a gateway to over 250 miles of beautiful, single-track mountain bike trails in the high desert. ... Continue Reading →
Publishing in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 13 "Friendships, favorite haunts better than any bucket list" If you love the outdoors, it’s time to kick the bucket list and start recreating with a sense of place. Americans, with our passion for individuality and living in the moment, love the bucket list. For some, it... Continue Reading →
Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent on March 24th. Saturday night, March 14, my husband was reading bedtime books to the kids at about 7:45 p.m. He was exhausted from another week of work, ski patrolling at Snowmass Mountain, and was enjoying some quiet snuggle time. While he was in the middle of “I... Continue Reading →
Make a plan for a great family camping trip this summer in Colorado at one of these campground destinations!
Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent on January 8, 2020. The city of Glenwood is a wonderful place to live, but it has a civic engagement problem. If you’ve felt a bit out of the loop on some major decisions the city has made over the last year or two, you are not alone.... Continue Reading →
In the Spring of 2019, I pitched a writing project partnering with both NRS and DownRiver Equipment. It would be a series of six stories meant to offer some more insight into what it's like to raft with young kids. The series was an absolute blast to write, and, honestly, gave me another reason to... Continue Reading →
(Throwback to 2018) I’ve known many anglers over the years, devotees of the church of the fly rod, but have never had a chance to learn the art myself. I was too busy running the gnar, I guess.
During the bookpacking season at Snowmass Mountain, the ski patrollers use various methods of survival to endure and survive the especially long days. Snacks, jokes, and candy abound. Pocket bacon is a particular favorite, allowing the wearer to enjoy a salty snack throughout the day while also increasing the likelihood of being the first one found by an avalanche rescue dog.
Published with NRS Duct Tape Diaries on October 3, 2019. Right up there on the list of least favorite rafting chores, along with cleaning the groover and draining last month’s cooler, is winterizing your rafting gear. In the fall, we all get tingly and excited about the change of seasons and start looking forward to... Continue Reading →