Lessons From the Trail

Earlier this week, we made our third attempt to hike to Bennet Mountain from the cabin. It’s a long hard hike as my bruised and battered bones will undoubtedly prove. We hiked for eight hours down and back. The hike up is all up and with our Osprey backpacks loaded, our legs and backs were... Continue Reading →

Golden Bear

Neil was a real sweetheart this morning and let me sleep in while he got the fire and breakfast going. When I woke up I was greeted with a fresh cup of hot coffee and lots of love and slobbery kisses from our two brown bears. During breakfast, Neil explained it was imperative we play... Continue Reading →

Take the Snowshoes!

We are so stubborn sometimes! We've been told at least three times now... "take snowshoes!" But once again we set out yesterday to hike along Burro Creek towards Bennet Peak and San Francisco Lakes and to our dismay left the snowshoes behind. The night before we got out the map and I made us a... Continue Reading →

Off the Grid Acclimations

We are adapting quite well to this off the grid lifestyle... when at the cabin. We're becoming masters at cooking on the wood burning stove. Neil made THE BEST bison chili the other night. The bison came from Kevin's ranch just 14 miles up the road and was only $14 for two pounds. What a deal!... Continue Reading →

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