Blaine Basin

Blaine Basin

Looking for a more challenging hike? This one is good for your older kids, with a round trip of 6.4 miles and an altitude gain of 1400 feet.  To get to the trailhead, start heading up Dallas Divide on Highway 62 towards Telluride. Turn left at the National Forest...
15 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside this Summer

15 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside this Summer

By now everyone is in full swing with summer activities. I am not sure what happens between the last day of school and the first of July, but all of my grandiose idealistic plans about the perfect summer somehow come crashing down around me. I was going to be so...
Photographing Wildflowers in the San Juan Mountains

Photographing Wildflowers in the San Juan Mountains

If you are out in the mountains this summer, exploring and hiking some of the beautiful trails that the San Juans have to offer, chances are you will be dazzled by the multitude of wildflowers decorating the landscape. The San Juan mountains are home to many different...
How Healthy is Your Gut?

How Healthy is Your Gut?

I’m not talking about a six-pack, or a mini-keg for that matter. Save that for another time. What I want to focus on is the inside, more to the point – the intestines – and its bugs, the good bugs. It really matters if you have enough good bugs, or bacteria, in...
Milk Can Dinner

Milk Can Dinner

Recently, a friend introduced me to the Milk Can Dinner, a tradition in her family. The Milk Can Dinner is food for a crowd cooked outside in an old milk can.  Her family has catered family reunions, engagement parties and more with this unique and fun way to make an...

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