Shopping Local with Colorado Mills {$500 Giveaway}

June 21, 2016

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

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

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

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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