BACKPACKING

St. Mary's Glacier, CO

St. Mary's Glacier, CO

Last time we talked hiking we were sharing the simple hike/walk through Waterton Canyon in the South Denver suburbs.  Today I'm back talking about a much different trail to St. Mary's Glacier not far from Idaho Springs, CO.  The drive is out of the way and the glacier is even more out of the way.  But let me tell you it is definitely worth every second. Google search the drive, they will give you better directions than I could, because I made Mandy drive.

Mountain House Macaroni and Cheese

Mountain House Macaroni and Cheese

A few weeks ago while we were hiking in Waterton Canyon we had our first Mountain House taste test which actually surprised us and turned out to be a great meal.  That same trip, our boys decided against their typical PB&J's and asked if they could bring the Mountain House Macaroni and Cheesethey had picked out a few weeks previously at Cabela's.  They are not adventurous eaters so we were surprised, but their excitement was worth the risk. Today we're sharing our preparation tips and what we thought about the meal:

Waterton Canyon - Littleton, CO

Waterton Canyon - Littleton, CO

Waterton Canyon is mine and Mandy's go-to trail for an easy local day hike with the boys.  The word hike might even be too generous.  Maybe slightly inclined smooth walking trail would be better.  Situated deep in the southern Denver suburbs in what is also known as Platte Canyon sits Waterton Canyon.  Managed by Denver Water and the US Forest Service, it is also a starting/ending point for the Colorado Trail

Yonder App - a nature lover's escape

Yonder App - a nature lover's escape

Have you heard about the Yonder app?  I am always the last to know, so it's possible you have.  Last week, my little sister sent me a link from her iPhone about Yonder.  I quickly assumed it would be Apple only, but checked Google Play, just in case, and I was immediately surprised Android has it too.  After a quick overview, I see that it's like Instagram for nature shots.   I was instantly in love.  I downloaded it for free and began delving into the AMAZING photos that seemingly everyone on Yonder is taking.