Rocky Mountain Tot Goes to Gem Lake

In his guide, ‘Best Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park’, Kent Dannen says, ‘my favorite trail is the one I hiked most recently.’ So true! My heart skips a beat every time I think of our hike to Gem Lake. The autumn aspens, the crisp air, the breathtaking views, 11 month old Cecy content the whole hike…now that’s what my dream … Continue reading “Rocky Mountain Tot Goes to Gem Lake”

Renting a Boat on Beaver Lake in Arkansas

When is the last time you smiled so much your face hurt? For me it was Father’s Day weekend when we got to explore one of the beautiful natural attractions in Northwest Arkansas – Beaver Lake. Our girls woke my husband and me up at sunrise, bounding into our bedroom already dressed in their swimsuits. … Continue reading “Renting a Boat on Beaver Lake in Arkansas”

Crossing the Divide—Bear Lake to Grand Lake Traverse

A Trip Report from Eric’s hike over the Continental Divide with friends on August 19, 2018 I’ve been visiting Rocky Mountain National Park with my family since I was a young child, and have always been simply drawn to the mountains and the adventure that awaits out in the alpine wilderness. Kelly and I have … Continue reading “Crossing the Divide—Bear Lake to Grand Lake Traverse”

A New Era in Family Hiking, The Best 3 to 6 Mile Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

This summer we reached a turning point. Gone are the days of baby packs, kid carriers, and short strolls with preschoolers. We will look back on our early years of hiking with fond memories. But let’s be real, hiking with very young children is challenging! This summer our seven-year-old and five-year-old daughters exceeded our expectations … Continue reading “A New Era in Family Hiking, The Best 3 to 6 Mile Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park”