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Natural Highs: Scars on the Mountain

Awhile back, I did a post about the Golden Gate Canyon fire and the effects of fire on our natural environment. The smoke blanketed the sky as I watched from my cozy little home in Golden. About a month or so l...
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Natural Highs: Night Hikes

Sunlight illuminates your surroundings, casting a hot glow on the city walls; the street radiates heat from friction as tires roll across stained asphalt. Fumes inhabit the atmosphere and the buzz of business a...
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Natural Highs: Poetic Perspective

In light of this month's Art Issue, and my love for the outdoors, I figured it would only be appropriate to share some of the poetry I have produced from my outdoor experiences. My deepest inspiration stems fro...
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Natural Highs: Tree Climbing in The Fort

In light of spring and the recent rainfall I decided to take a much needed trip to Fort Collins. My friend and I, a fellow writer, chose to venture down the Poudre River in search of fresh air to fill our lungs...
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Natural Highs: Divine by Design

The word "design", when heard or seen by itself, can constitute a broad range of definitions in the English language. A building is constructed in a designated area, structurally designed to work with the law...
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Miss BeFit: Hiking Horsetooth

Remember when you were a kid in the springtime and the sun would come up and you’d shovel Cocoa Puffs into your mouth before booking it outside to just play and run around like it was your job? Well, it was y...
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Natural Highs: Fire on the Mountain

Come on baby light my fire. Hell, light my whole mountain on fire. According to Westword.com, the Golden-area wildfire in Indian Gulch burned around 1,700 acres. A few friends and I watched the fire blaze ju...