Category Archives: Beyond Colorado

Honeymoon in Hawaii

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Rebecca and I hadn’t really considered too many places for our honeymoon. We actually almost went to British Virgin Islands where my parents had gone for theirs at the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda, but given the tight window we had, as well as other things going on, we decided to keep it within the states. Rebecca had been to Hawaii before – twice. Once to Oahu and once to Maui. Keep reading…

Heli Skiing in the Selkirks

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At the end of January my Dad and I headed north to British Columbia for four days of heli skiing with CMH. We caught the tail end of a week-long cloudy pattern which yielded three days of great powder skiing below treeline and one day in the high alpine. All of it was new for me so I did my best to soak in every aspect of the experience. Heli skiing, though expensive and probably even a tad ridiculous, sure is a wild ride. Keep reading…

A Few Shots from Maui

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Anna-Lisa and I spent eleven days in Maui with my Dad and his girlfriend Susan at the beginning of November. It made for a relaxing reprieve and a nice way to mix things up after spending all summer hiking peaks and running trails in Colorado. Truth be told we spent most of our days playing tourist on the beach, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and indulging in local fare. But on a couple of days we decided to head inland to explore a few trails, as well as Maui’s prominent mountain volcano, Haleakala. Read more…

Grand Canyon: Boucher – Hermit Loop + Extra Credit

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This trip kind of came together at the spur of the moment so I had my concerns of diving into the relative unknown.  I needed one more round trip on Southwest for A-List next year and when my plans to visit an old friend in Kansas City fell through I needed to find an inexpensive alternative.  I intend to take the family down to the Grand Canyon as soon as the little legs are strong enough to get them out of it so I thought a recon trip would be appropriate.  Southwest was nearly giving away flights to Phoenix so the balls were in motion. Read more…