Backcountry Skiing in Northern Colorado

Happy Monday! As I’m sure is the case with everyone, this week is still hit or miss in terms of writing time, but I thought I’d pop in now that the Christmas chaos has died down. Will and I enjoyed a fantastic holiday over here, complete with family time on both sides.

Will gifted me a camera so I can finally start shooting some photos of my own {!}, and my parents surprised me with something I’ve wanted for years: a KitchenAid mixer! I never asked for one as a gift because they are so darn pricey, but my mom is great about listening and remembering. I was shocked when I opened the box, but my mind is already spinning with all of the possibilities. Anyone have great KitchenAid recipes or tips for me?!

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This moose greeted us as we drove into the park. And do you see how awesome my new camera is?!

 

I also wanted to give y’all a sneak peek into this past weekend’s snowy adventure! Awhile back, I referenced an exciting partnership with a magazine and an outdoor brand.

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The view from our yurt’s deck

As part of this venture, I teamed up with Eddie Bauer and Travel+Leisure magazine for a three day/two night wintry excursion in the Never Summer Nordic Yurts of Northern Colorado. We came out of the backcountry yesterday and while I’m definitely losing a couple of toenails as a result of ski touring, the trip was a massive success.

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Snowy trees for days

 

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Breaking trail in FEET of fresh powder.

 

The big post will be live on January 12 so y’all will have to sit tight until then, but just know this: I’m trying something new over here and I’m really excited to show off the final product. How’s that for a cliffhanger?!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Kovas - Midwest Multisport Life at

    Congrats on the new partnership and the new photos look great!

  • Reply Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead at

    Yay for a new KitchenAid! I love mine. One tip I didn’t know about forever is that you can use your mixer to shred cooked chicken. It takes about 30 seconds… so much easier than doing it with forks!

    • Reply heather at

      Good to know! I’m so excited to start using mine…I want to make ALL THE THINGS!

  • Reply Christy @My Dirt Road Anthem at

    Those pictures… what a winter wonderland! Looks like a great time!

    • Reply heather at

      It was beautiful!

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