Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again.  So why bother in the first place?  Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above.  One climbs, one sees.  One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.  There is…

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Crater Lake – Maroon Bells

When a Boulder family emailed me about getting family portraits done in Aspen, I couldn’t believe my luck.   Now I understand what the fuss is all about here at the Maroon Bells.     Apparently, these mountains are the most photographed in North America.     When you arrive at the parking lot, there is no cell phone connection…

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Woodland Lake and Skyscraper Reservoir

Well, I am back and here to stay with a new life, a new story in lovely Boulder, Colorado.  I am celebrating with dancer’s pose at Woodland Lake. This out and back moderate hike is a peaceful retreat with inspiring vistas and the sound of peaceful streams flowing.   Woodland Lake is up the Jasper Creek…

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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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