Road Trip to the Rockies: A Weekend in Aspen

Tanya and I spent a weekend in Aspen to enjoy the fall colors.  Interestingly, all the aspen at 10,000 feet and above were at their peak, while trees at a lower elevation had yet to change.  Since we hiked a bunch, we lucked out and stumbled across amazing color.  Had we been doing a lot of scenic driving, I think the best time for leaf peeping would be this up coming weekend. Continue reading “Road Trip to the Rockies: A Weekend in Aspen”

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Roadtrip to the Rockies: Vail

Though I stayed in Breckenridge, I drove over the pass for a hike in Vail.  Most of the hikes in Vail are rated as hard as they tend to be long with significant elevation gain.  I didn’t have all day, as I was meeting some friends in Vail for dinner, so I picked one of the easiest trails I could find.

Bighorn Creek Trail is 6.9 miles and rated as moderate.  The parking, with only about six spots at the trailhead and six spots down the road, was extremely limited especially given no parking is allowed on the road and the trailhead parking is limited three hours.  In addition, I don’t think the regular hiker can finish this trail to the cabin in three hours except perhaps a trail runner.

The moderate rating was a bit of a misnomer though comparative to other hikes in the area, maybe it is correctly ranked.  The dry dirt trail begins with a steep climb and then levels off through a grove of aspen.  A small boulder field and a mountainside of dormant fireweed intermingle with more aspen before the trail begins to climb. Continue reading “Roadtrip to the Rockies: Vail”

Talkeetna, Alaska Post Is Now Available With An Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity

Top Things to Do in Talkeetna, Alaska

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The GPSMyCity app is designed for people who enjoy exploring cities by foot.  The App offers countless travel articles and self-guided walking tours for over 1,000 cities world wide.

You may wonder, “What’s the big deal? I can read the travel post on your blog.”

Well, yes, assuming you have access to the internet, you can read my article on my blog.

But what if you don’t have access to the internet? Or you don’t have a good data plan in country you are visiting?  How do you find those famous sites or the corner pub?  With GPSMyCity, look no further.  You will have access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities.

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Roadtrip to the Rockies: Breckenridge

As a member of the Schussbaumer Ski Club, eventhough I don’t ski, I have a place to stay in Breckenridge during the summertime at their chalet, just a few blocks from downtown.

As such, I headed to the mountains for some hiking.  I settled on McCullough Gulch Trail, a 6.2 mile hike to an alpine lake.

The trail is located off the same road as the popular 14er trail to Quandary Peak, where many cars were parked.  At first, I thought I was going to have to park on the lower part of the road and walk 1.5 miles to the trailhead.  Then I figured out I could pass the popular trailhead and find more parking closer to the McCullough Gulch Trailhead. Continue reading “Roadtrip to the Rockies: Breckenridge”

Motovun, Croatia Post Now Available with Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity

Top Things to Do in Motovun, Croatia

GPSMYCITY:

The GPSMyCity app is designed for people who enjoy exploring cities by foot.  The App offers countless travel articles and self-guided walking tours for over 1,000 cities world wide.

You may wonder, “What’s the big deal? I can read the travel post on your blog.”

Well, yes, assuming you have access to the internet, you can read my article on my blog.

But what if you don’t have access to the internet? Or you don’t have a good data plan in country you are visiting?  How do you find those famous sites or the corner pub?  With GPSMyCity, look no further.  You will have access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities.

Want to try different restaurants in Malaga, Spain?  There’s an app for that. Continue reading “Motovun, Croatia Post Now Available with Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity”

Top Things to Do in Anchorage

We spent a portion of several days in Anchorage as we explored different parts of Alaska.  While there, we found a variety of places to visit and some excellent restaurants.  Below are some traveling tips for Anchorage. Continue reading “Top Things to Do in Anchorage”

Three Days in Homer, Alaska

I spent three days in Homer and despite somewhat crummy weather, I really liked this part of my two-week trip in Alaska. Continue reading “Three Days in Homer, Alaska”