Mount Cutler & Mount Muscoco

Mount Cutler & Mount Muscoco

By Audrey Andrews | April 11th, 2021 Colorado Springs, Colorado Out & Back:4.9 miles1,732 feet elevation gain The Mount Cutler and Mount Muscoco trailhead is usually crowded in good weather, including on weekdays. It is located on the lower half of Cheyenne Cañon Road in Cheyenne Cañon, the premier running and hiking destination in Colorado Springs. The [...]

Grandstaff Canyon

Grandstaff Canyon

By Audrey Andrews | March 30th, 2021 Moab, Utah Out & Back: 5.8 miles 584 feet elevation gain The Grandstaff Canyon Trail is a lovely, short out and back just outside of Moab to and from the Morning Glory Arch. The trailhead is close to town, convenient and has plenty of parking. Plus, the hike allows dogs [...]

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek

By Audrey Andrews | March 24th, 2021 North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek is a classic read for ultrarunners. Jurek already authored the popular Eat & Run about veganism and running, and his ultra race wins and FKTs long ago put him on the map. Jurek was also featured [...]

This Much Country by Kristin Knight Pace

This Much Country by Kristin Knight Pace

By Audrey Andrews | February 18th, 2021 This Much Country by Kristin Knight Pace was a wonderfully written memoir about sled dog racing and life in Alaska. Although I expected Pace to write about adventure, I did not expect her to be so brutally honest about difficult relationships and personal struggles. However, much of the book details [...]

Peekamoose Mountain

Peekamoose Mountain

By Audrey Andrews | January 26th, 2021 Ulster County, New York Out & Back:7.6 miles2,779 feet elevation gain The Peekamoose Mountain trailhead is just down the road from the Ashokan High Point trailhead. Although both yield amazing views of the Catskills, I will write upfront that I find the Ashokan High Point trail to offer a more [...]

Dollar Mountain

Dollar Mountain

By Audrey Andrews | January 7th, 2021 Grants Pass, Oregon Out & Back:2 miles750 feet elevation gain Dollar Mountain is the first hike I've completed in Oregon. The trailhead lies just northwest of downtown Grants Pass and is about 2.5 road miles from Interstate 5. With a trailhead in a neighborhood and close proximity to a major [...]

Memory of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm by Gayla Marty

Memory of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm by Gayla Marty

By Audrey Andrews | December 14th, 2020 Memory of Trees: A Daughter's Story of a Family Farm by Gayla Marty fell into my hands. I drove to a Target to purchase a few household items. When I arrived, I noticed a green sign announcing "BOOKS" next to the entrance. Of course, I had no choice but to [...]