Today, we headed over to Vail to do more high altitude hiking! We headed up one of their two gondolas and hiked to the other one along a route that went a few hundred feet further up before heading back down. We hiked further today than yesterday but it felt easier, likely due to both being about 1,000 feet lower in elevation and being a bit more acclimated to the altitude.

Continue reading “Vail”


We headed to Keystone Ski Resort today for some high altitude summer hiking and scenery! Like many of the ski areas in the region, Keystone operates a gondola and chairlift up to the top during the summer for food, scenery, and activities. At Keystone specifically, most of the trails on the mountain are designated for mountain biking but there is a short loop for hiking that goes to a slightly higher elevation.

Continue reading “Keystone”

Spring at Arapahoe Basin, Day 7

On the seventh day of skiing, Arapahoe Basin gave to me, 3 inches of fresh snow! Unfortunately not quite near the upper range of 8 inches that was forecast but at least it wasn’t busy all day and I never had to wait in a line. Overall yet another fantastic day of skiing and the last of this trip and season! Hopefully by the 2021/2022 season all the pandemic related changes will no longer be necessary.

Continue reading “Spring at Arapahoe Basin, Day 7”