friends + feelings

Closing Out the Season

The one place it is perfectly acceptable to sit on the floor near a trash can is in an airport. Or that's what I tell myself. For some silly reason 90% of the available outlets are always on those pillars surrounded by trash + recycling bins. From an architectural stand point, I guess that makes sense. From a self-respect + dignity stand point, not so much. Lucky for the batteries of my electronics, I'm not exactly overflowing with either self-respect of dignity! (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
trails + tents

Snow Tubing at Loveland Pass

Snow Tubing at Loveland Pass

The best life lessons are learned in the wilderness, right?! Such as "if it makes your heart flutter, do it" + "just huck yourself over the edge + hope for the best". These are the life lessons you'll come upon when you lug a snow tube along the ridge of the Continental Divide trail on Loveland Pass. The guys were up there the week before with pristine conditions -- fluffy snow + full coverage. We were not so lucky this time around. Instead of being greeted with a mountain cloaked in fresh snow we were staring down at a rocky, bare slope with patches of snow. This was our launching point. We had two choices -- huck our bodies over the edge + hope we'd manage to stay atop our tube or turn back. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago