Archive | August, 2013


31 Aug


note. no cucumbers were harmed in the making of this zucchini bread.


SUP [stand up paddle boarder]

28 Aug

SUP [stand up paddle boarder]

The Gnar can totally do that.

la aventura

27 Aug

Have you ever thought about how far you’ve come? The people you’ve met? The things you’ve learned? How each of the above have placed you exactly where you are today? 

Though I’ve come a long way since my “know-it-all” years at 22, 23, 24, oh, let’s throw 25 in there too, I still occasionally find myself struggling to let go of the little things and sit back and embrace the beauty of now. I am so lucky to be surrounded some incredible people that have chosen to live their lives according to what they want, rather than what society deems appropriate. They work hard, they play hard, and they love fully. They’ve come to the realization that life is too short for regrets, dissatisfaction, complacency, and general boredom and spend their time focusing on living. it. up.
Heck your life should be an adventure and a few stories (the good, the bad, and the ugly) under your belt only makes your legacy that much more yours. 

US Pro Cycling Challenge

22 Aug

The Pro Challenge rocked Summit County on both the 20th and 21st (Breck got a start and a finish). We biked (yes, I biked…) up to the top of Swan Mountain for a front row view of the climb. Almost makes me want to give cycling a chance, almost.Image


what’s a little mud?

20 Aug

what's a little mud?

We ran, we jumped, we swam, we conquered. You are in the presence of greatness…introducing the 2013 Copper Mt. Warrior Dash Survivors!


way sicker than you brah.

16 Aug

way sicker than you brah.

Loving my gnarly new skis. Winter, you can come anytime now.

picture this.

12 Aug

It’s myself, Mercedes, her dog Rome, and Ms. Abbey. It’s finally the “weekend” and we’ve just finished the 4 mile climb up to Willow Falls. The dogs have been watered and had a swim in the pond, us chicks have been fed and are sufficiently pictured out, so we pack up our things and start the trek back down to the cars. The dogs are fairly “good” listeners so we have them off the leash to run about as they please. About a mile down I see a group of people heading our way, so I give shout to reign the pooches back in. 

“No way”, says Mer, stopping dead in her tracks. 

I look up, with a hopeful, yet fleeting thought that perhaps it’s a moose (my size must intimidate them to the point where avoidance is the only answer, as I have yet to see one in person). 

“Is that a bird? On a leash?!”, says Mer in disbelief. 

Low and behold, it was indeed, a bird on a leash! Not just any bird, a talking parrot, on a leash! 


Snow, the parrot, took such a liking to Mercedes that he climbed right onto her shoulder, looked her straight in the eye, fluffed up his head feathers, and said “Hello”.

I died. 

Anyway, fabulous hike. Absolutely beautiful and definitely doable for just about anyone. About 900 in vertical, on an otherwise meandering path through a striking pine tree forest. Here are some pics; however per usual, they don’t do the beauty of the scenery justice. 



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