Change

“In the end, only 3 things matter:  How much you loved, how gently you lived,  and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Buddha If anyone out there is going through a particularly difficult time where your foundation and security is pulled out from under you, well, we have something…

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Gift

Ahhh, one of my favorite places to be.  I am back in Boulder for a yoga teacher training.    This day has been filled with a silent hot yoga class, studying, biking all over the city, more studying, practicing, drinking in some Vitamin D with the sun’s rays, listening to the flow of the creek,…

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe is a long time favorite, perfect for this time of year.   Warning:  These are pretty spicy with ginger, so if you don’t like too much ginger, only use 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger.   The key to making these really chewy is to refrigerate right before placing in the oven.   These go quick, I…

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Danny On Trail, Whitefish, MT

It took me a long while, but here is my first trail report in my new town of Whitefish, Montana.  The house we bought on Big Mountain is rather needy at the moment, “fixing up” has been an understatement.  After 2 months of fixing, it seems like we have just tore things up to put…

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Russian River and Russian Lakes, Alaska

This past July, I had my first opportunity to head up to Alaska and try out salmon fishing.   After fishing a few days in Soldotna, our group took a break and headed to the Russian River, right in the middle of Kenai Peninsula.  This river is nice and pretty but what makes this river so…

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Close out

In hot yoga, after finishing  the standing poses, my teacher would say to all the students to “close out your standing series.”  And then after finishing all the floor poses, to “close out your floor series.” Well, this post is to “close out my Colorado series.” It is my way of thanking these trails for…

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Caribou Ranch

This hike will take you back to the late 1800s, when miners searched for blue azurite.  Then on to the early 1900s, when tourists jumped on a train called the Switzerland Trail, “where one need not go to Switzerland, or Italy or Spain for sublime mountain scenery.”   In the 1930s, an Arabian horse breeding…

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King Lake

King Lake is a challenge due to its length, but definitely worth it when you arrive at this stunning alpine lake.  Enjoy the sound of the peaceful Boulder Creek for the majority of the trail.  “Fears are paper tigers.  You can do anything you decide to do.  You can act to change and control your…

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Wild

I am heading up to Whitefish, Montana to start a new adventure at the end of July.   But, I still have lots more trails on the agenda in Colorado, this gorgeous state that led me to the beauty of the trail. Sometimes when I am on the trail, I don’t really know how to describe…

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Forsythe Canyon

This would be a great trail for families or simply to enjoy the shade during the hot summer months.  The hike winds down to a peaceful creek then to the top of a 25’ high waterfall and ends at the lovely Gross Reservoir.    I recommend going around May or June when the snowmelt is at…

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