Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cache La Poudre River

It's taken a year, but I finally managed to get in some backpacking!

Me and a couple friends took the Big South Trail 944 up the Cache La Poudre River. The trail follows the river as it climbs up to the border of RMNP. The scenery was beautiful and the fishing was pretty good as well. I managed to land four fish (2 browns, 2 cutthroats) during the couple days we were there.


A couple weeks ago we took Xander to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The actual museum itself is rather large, taking up three stories and covering everything from space to natural history. I enjoyed all the exhibits, but with a 18 month old you tend to blast through everything. We managed to get Xander to sit through a black hole movie inside their sweet planetarium. I will definitely be going back again for a more thorough walk-through (and IMAX).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Eldorado Canyon

Yesterday we went hiking in Eldorado Canyon State Park, which is practically in our back yard. It's been awhile since I had Xander in the REI pack and was definitely feeling his weight! Anyhow, it was a perfect day and the scenery was amazing - it reminds me a lot of Smith Rock but on a much larger scale.