Monthly Archive: July, 2013

St. Mary’s Glacier

FUN FACT: There are 135 permanent snow or ice sheets in Colorado. Only 14 of them are named glaciers-all in the front range. (Source: http://glaciers.research.pdx.edu/Glaciers-Colorado) One of the wonderful things about Colorado is the diversity… Continue reading

Mt. Bierstadt! Our first 14er!

FUN FACT: An estimated half a million people climb fourteeners annually in Colorado (Source: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative). We we’re only four out of 500,000! Yesterday morning we got up at 5:15 AM to… Continue reading

Lakes, Flatland and the Badlands

FUN FACT: The name “Black Hills” comes from the Lakota name Pahá Sápa which means “hills that are black”. From a distance, the pine covered mountains rise up above the plains and appear black. (Source:… Continue reading

Old Friends and Turtle Piggyback Rides

FUN FACT: Butterflies don’t poop! They only live for 1-4 weeks and many butterflies taste with their feet. The top speed of a butterfly is 12 mph! (Facts Courtesy of the Henry Doorly… Continue reading