Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path: Deer Mountain

The Rocky Mountain National Park rangers suggested a hike up Deer Mountain for our family.  They said it was a moderate hike and when we finished we would be able to say we had hiked to the summit of a mountain.  The kids were really excited by that idea, so we set out early in… Continue reading Off the Beaten Path: Deer Mountain

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path: The Fall River Alluvial Fan

Our first full day in Estes Park, we woke up at Brynwood and headed out for an early breakfast and then went to introduce the kids to the mountains.  The plan for the day was acclimating to the altitude and letting the kids explore the town where I'd spent so many summer vacations.  M had… Continue reading Off the Beaten Path: The Fall River Alluvial Fan

Moments in History

Moments in History: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Driving the Needles Highway was a great way to get even more excited to see Mount Rushmore.  If that was even necessary.  This monument was something none of us had seen in person, and everyone was ready for an adventure. After some pictures from the Grand Concourse and along the Avenue of the Flags, we… Continue reading Moments in History: Mount Rushmore National Memorial