White Rocks

White Rocks

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” ― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House With multiple businesses to run, a job to work, kids to raise, and a house under remodel, sometimes we just can’t take a...
The Saddlehorn

The Saddlehorn

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him participate in synchronized diving.” ― Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story I imagine that the first Colorado National Monument caretaker, John Otto, had at least a horse or two to his name while he...
Window Rock Loop

Window Rock Loop

“I discovered windows one afternoon and after that, nothing was ever the same.” ― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water This particular trail is one of the easiest, shortest, and most spectacular in the Colorado National Monument. The railings are marked “DANGER! Do...
Rattlesnake Arches on a Halloween Weekend

Rattlesnake Arches on a Halloween Weekend

On Hallowe’en the thing you must do Is pretend that nothing can frighten you And if somethin’ scares you and you want to run Just let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun. ~Author unknown What’s scarier than taking your kids on an adventure on...
Like Pulling Teeth

Like Pulling Teeth

“I tried to abandon my tenacity, but I just couldn’t let it go.” ― Tim Fargo Even after almost a year, the kids still occasionally (read: constantly) protest about getting out on the trail. Dennis was away for the day, which means we go to play. I dragged them...