Trip Report: South Africa (Week 3)

Sorry for the delayed post, but I was just realizing that I would be remiss if I didn't post one of the most memorable experiences of our trip: our Safari. Unfortunately, it's hard to describe just how incredible it was to see all the animals on the savana, and after our camera broke shark-diving, my photos are only from my...Read More

Trip Report: South Africa (Week 2)

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="622"] Tasting wine at our neighbors' vineyard![/caption] The end of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch is basically the Boulder of Cape Town. There is great dining, good mountain biking, and many, many wineries.  Courtney and I enjoyed walking to different wine estates for tastings, which normally cost less than $2.50 for five wines.  We've also loved the dining here, with restaurants...Read More

Trip Report: Cape Town and Stellenbosch (The first few days)

The first law of travel is be flexible. With a sudden death in the family, our hosts had to fly back to the UK, and our plans in Cape Town changed.  We were still able to see our friends briefly before heading to the airport. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="671"] Courtney Overlooking the city of Cape Town, with Table Mountain in...Read More

Smartphone App: MTB project

[caption id="attachment_1413" align="alignleft" width="300"] This is an awesome woman. I'm very very blessed.[/caption] Courtney and I recently took a trip for our 1-yr anniversary out to summit county.  If you didn't know: Summit county is awesome in late september because the aspens are amazing: Also, everything's cheap because it's the off season: from being able to get a condo for...Read More

Trip Report: Bowen Lake

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="953"] The view of Lake Bowen from above[/caption] Our Orginal plan was to hike to Parika Lake in the Never Summer Wilderness, however we didn't plan on their being rangers at the trailhead next to the "No Dogs" sign, and so we had to reroute. After studying a map, we decided to try to hike around the...Read More

Trip Report: Breckenridge Adventure in the SOLWAC

[caption id="attachment_1271" align="alignright" width="394"] The view from the "Subaru Outback Legacy Wagon Adventure Chalet" was amazing.[/caption] Needing a get away: Courtney and I had planned on visiting the Black Canyon of the Gunnison this weekend.  I was excited to see Gunnison, but more excited about my newly discovered knowledge that the seats in my Subaru could fold completely flat: converting the Subaru into the "Subaru Outback Legacy...Read More

Trip Report: Salida Honeymoon

Courtney and I wanted to check out some new Colorado spot that we hadn't explored before for our Honeymoon.  Somehow, we chose Salida, CO and it was a most Excelent choice. We arrived at our hotel, the Salida Palace Hotel, on sunday.  Our room was a cute suite with an awesome kingsize bed, a small kitchen adn bathroom.  It had...Read More

Trip Report: Glacier National Park

This past weekend Courtney and I drove to Montana for a family Reunion in Glacier National Park.  I had an awesome time, but 3 Days didn't seem like enough time to fully explore Glacier.  Here's what We did do: Friday I started the day fly fishing with my uncle in two medicine lake.  I caught a 9" bull trout and...Read More

Trip Report: South Arapaho (Or: Lessons Learned From a Day of Digging...)

With one of my best friends from college in town, we were anxious to do some hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, just a short drive from Boulder. Ignoring the many suggestions that it was too early to climb South Arapaho Peak, we figured we were burly, and with snowshoes and enough time we could climb the peak no problem....Read More