Climbing the Diamond

The Diamond of Long’s Peak is a truly impressive wall. Rising 1,700 feet from Chasm Lake, the face demands attention. Living in Estes Park over the summer, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Visible from town, the wall drew me in, a taunting figure at the edge of my mind whispering, “come if you dare.” In…


A Vegan’s Guide to Backpacking

This summer I decided to commit to a vegan diet. It has been an exciting journey of searching for fun recipes, but also a journey of making sure I am getting the right nutrients. As I prepared for my first backpacking trip of the summer, I came across the issue of what food to pack….