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The Great Sand Dunes National Park: Go there for a day of playing on North America's tallest sand dunes or plan a multi-day backpacking adventure.

Backpacking in the Great Sand Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of my favorite places in Colorado. I spent two months living there and working on a conservation corp to maintain the trails. While Rocky Mountain National Park or the Colorado Trail might seem like the more obvious options for...

Gear Review: Vasque Taku Hiking Boots

I usually prefer to hike in trail runners, but this fall I worked for a conservation corp in Colorado and I had to have a pair of leather, ankle high boots. I went with a pair of Vasque Taku GTX hiking boots because I found them at an REI garage sale for $45 (they are $180 new). Since I...

AT Creative Non-Fiction Pieces

I’ll admit that I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit.  And I am sorry about that.  It wasn’t out of laziness, however. First of all, I moved to Denver recently.  I must say, Colorado is as awesome as everyone says it is. I’ve also been working on some articles...