High Hops Brewery (Windsor, CO)

If you’re looking for the perfect place to waste away the time and enjoy some really good beer, High Hops is your spot. Located just a left turn off of CO-392 from the west is a brewery/gardening shop full of bright colored picnic tables and metal yard art. On a Tuesday it looks like an older crowd is the regular patron but all were super friendly and willing to strike up a random conversation with you or the bartender. Continue reading High Hops Brewery (Windsor, CO)


Beer Yoga: Breaking Stigmas

Hi Wanderers!

I have been seeing a lot of posts recently on various blogs and websites I follow about beer yoga exploding onto the yoga scene. I feel like this topic falls directly into the world I have tried to fall into with this blog, and wanted to write my view points on it. On a previous post I talked about how themed 5ks brought people out into the running community and believe that is an awesome thing. In the case of Beer Yoga, I feel it is the same thing.

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Lily Lake and An Attempt at Jurassic Park (Estes Park, CO)

In the Moab post, I mentioned that I’ve recently started rock climbing to share in my boyfriend’s hobby. He’s addicted to it, and for his birthday I renewed his climbing gym membership and got me one too. Goodbye paycheck. But it’s so much fun!! My muscles hurt in ways they never have with yoga, running, dancing, soccer, or anything else I’ve attempted for exercise! However, he is not an indoor climber. He loves hiking up to giant cliff faces and staring at rock walls for a while. I’m slowly starting to be able to see what he sees, though it’s still funny to watch him scamper around pointing at stones.

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InCoWriMo: Creating a More Connected World

I have been a creative writing fan ever since my first short story assignment back in 5th grade. Since then I had joined a creative writing club in high school, took two different creative writing classes (one of them I repeated the following year because I could), and found friends willing to write collaboration stories with which we called partnership stories at the time.

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Moab Giants: Tracks Museum and Dinosaur Trail

As promised, I am excited to tell you about a unique museum just outside of Moab, UT that opened in the Fall of 2015. Moab Giants came from the idea of scientists and paleontologists studying the dinosaur tracks littering the canyons of Moab and they wanted to find a new and exciting way to share the science of track fossils in a fun and approachable way. After visiting, I would have to say they did an amazing job. Right off Highway 191 at the turn off for Canyonlands is a large building with a dinosaur sculpture hanging out in the corner of the parking lot by their sign. As you drive by, there are more sculptures scattered behind the building in a large open area. This brief glance was what first drew my boyfriend’s attention the first time he visited Moab.

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Starting the New Year Off Right (Moab, UT)

Wandered: New Years Eve 2016

It may be a little belated, but Happy 2017 Wanderers! I got to celebrate the new year in a new place for me, which automatically makes this year awesome.

It’s been on my bucket list to go visit Moab and see why everyone is in love with the desert. So for the holiday, the boyfriend and I headed west to go explore. He has been there before, but was more than happy to have an excuse to go back. We went with the purpose to go climbing since he’s big into that hobby and trying to introduce me to as many different kinds as possible. Continue reading Starting the New Year Off Right (Moab, UT)

Packsaddle Lake (Teton County, ID)

Adventured: 9 June 2016

Packsaddle Lake has also been on the list for a while, and I had no idea how close it was to where I was, and how easy it was to hike! This is probably one of the easiest ones to put on my repeat list, and I managed to tell interns this year about it in time for them to go and enjoy it to.

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Darby Wind Caves (Alta, WY)

Adventured: 2 June 2016

My first adventure back in Idaho was one that had been on the list since early in the summer the year before. I returned to Idaho to continue working for Yellowstone Bear World (another post that desperately needs to be made) and decided to continue making the most out of my days off in a state I’m slowly becoming obsessed with. Continue reading Darby Wind Caves (Alta, WY)

Long overdue posting

Hello wanderers!

I would like to present a sincere apology for the absence of easily two months. I promise that I will catch up with Brew Tour posts as well as update you all on the exciting adventures I’ve been on since we last spoke. Hint: it includes potatoes, bears, caves, penguins, and rope swings. Intrigued yet?

Also I would like to let you know how much struggling with the lack of internet for at least 2 weeks is starting to get to me. Starbucks closes in just a few minutes but the drafts are being typed up when I am unable to connect.

I miss regaling you all with my adventures and will be back soon with a horde of posts following behind!

Remember, wander recklessly, but always return for a good brew. I love and miss you all.