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Shopping Local with Colorado Mills {$500 Giveaway}

June 21, 2016
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This post is sponsored by Colorado Mills. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.

I’m not sure if you guys knew this, but I’m from Colorado.

….I kid, I kid. Of course you knew that, and if you didn’t, I suspect the name of this blog kind of gave it away, no?! But in all seriousness, that is a rarity around these parts {a few days ago a reader referenced natives as “special unicorns”!} with the influx of people moving to the Denver area.

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Nine Tips for Backpacking in Great Sand Dunes National Park

June 20, 2016
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There is some beauty in the symbiotic relationship between writing and outdoor activities. For example, I’m not sure this trip would’ve ever happened had I not pitched the idea to an editor! But that’s how it goes: I wanted my editor at Gore-Tex to accept my story so I thought of the most bizarre backpacking trip in Colorado. Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve easily makes that list. Once the story idea was accepted, the trip had to happen!

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Come Out of Hiding! (Part II)

June 13, 2016
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I did this once last year, and it remains one of my all-time favorite posts. Not because I was especially profound in my verbiage {unlikely} or because I used the most scenic photos. Rather, it was my favorite post because I got to know a little bit about you guys; the ones who read this blog; the ones who listen to me yammer on and on; the loyal readers who have been with me for years.

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Truth Time: Aches and Injuries

May 31, 2016
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For the past couple of months, I’ve been battling a few niggles in my body. If you know me in real life, this isn’t a secret: you’ve seen the brace and heard about the accident. {And if you follow me on Snapchat, you’ve likely seen a couple visits at the doc –> CO_Gal.} But for those of you who only pop in to read my adventure stories, I figured it was time to ‘fess up as well.

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