Carly's Commentary · Travel

Peak Emotions at Bear Peak

Last Saturday, my fiance, Grant, and I finally decided to tackle one of Boulder’s great peaks―the second tallest mountain on the flatiron range―Bear Peak. We are no strangers to hiking long distances, but the elevation in Colorado is no joke. Bear Peak sits at 8,461 feet and is known for being one of the toughest… Continue reading Peak Emotions at Bear Peak

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Carly's Commentary · Travel

A Guide to My Weekend of Learning and Nature in Colorado

The main event of last weekend’s adventure was a trip to the Denver Zoo! With six inches of snow on the radar for Sunday, we took advantage of the gorgeous, sunny weather Saturday had to offer and made the quick drive to Denver. I started the day with my favorite Saturday morning activity ― a… Continue reading A Guide to My Weekend of Learning and Nature in Colorado

Carly's Commentary · Other

A Weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park

Last month, I moved to Colorado. One of the things I’ve been most excited for about living there was being in close proximity to so many amazing hiking opportunities. While my fiancé, Grant, and I (I got engaged just before moving!) have gone on numerous hikes nearby, we had yet to pack up the tent… Continue reading A Weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park

Carly's Commentary · Travel

My Trip to San Diego: Sun, Sea Lions, and Sustenance

My boyfriend, Grant, and I recently spent four days in San Diego visiting my sister, Brooke, who moved out there last fall to start school at San Diego State University. The trip was intended as a graduation celebration for my boyfriend, who just completed his undergraduate degree, as well as an opportunity to see Brooke… Continue reading My Trip to San Diego: Sun, Sea Lions, and Sustenance

Carly's Commentary · Running

How Running Helped Me Find Myself and a Better Life

This post was originally written on Saturday, April 14th in honor of To Write Love on Her Arms’s sixth annual Run For It 5K. Six years ago, I reached a very low point in my life. I had just quit gymnastics after being in the sport for 10 years and striving for a college scholarship,… Continue reading How Running Helped Me Find Myself and a Better Life