Rocky Mountain Winter Hiking: Twin Sisters Peak

I was lucky enough to have a conference in Denver the first week of January, so David, Matt, and I decided to make a mini trip of it and get in some winter hiking beforehand.  We headed to Estes Park, which is experiencing a bit of a snow drought as of December 2017 / early January 2018.  Good for hikers, bad for skiers!  We started out 2018 right with a blustery but lovely New Year’s hike of Twin Sister’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National ParkContinue reading

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California Old Growth Redwoods: Muir Woods and Big Basin

So you’re in California and you want to see some giant @$$ old growth redwood trees.  You have two main options: Muir Woods National Monument and Big Basin Redwoods State Park.  WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?  Continue reading