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  • It's hard not to be in awe of the landscape of the Yampa Valley. @ColoradoHayden is nestled between stunning green features and a beautiful river. .
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Amazing 📸 : @mdarmadillo
  • It's hard not to be in awe of the landscape of the Yampa Valley. @ColoradoHayden is nestled between stunning green features and a beautiful river. .
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    Amazing 📸 : @mdarmadillo
  • 2,646 20 28 August, 2019
  • Excuse me. Can I borrow a cup of sugar?
📷 Ryan Fisher #SteamboatSnaps
  • Excuse me. Can I borrow a cup of sugar?
    📷 Ryan Fisher #SteamboatSnaps
  • 5,673 111 15 March, 2019
  • Anyone else catch this wild moment near Trout Creek along Routt County Road 179? 📸: Preston David #SteamboatSnaps
  • Anyone else catch this wild moment near Trout Creek along Routt County Road 179? 📸: Preston David #SteamboatSnaps
  • 1,653 26 7 June, 2019

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  • Who says fall is all about aspens? There are beautiful fall colors everywhere you look in Hayden. .
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📸 : @nickesares
  • Who says fall is all about aspens? There are beautiful fall colors everywhere you look in Hayden. .
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    📸 : @nickesares
  • 37 2 18 hours ago
  • There are plenty of reasons to love Routt County, but no matter who you ask, views will invariably top their list. Among the best views in the area can be found at Sidney Peak Ranch, seven miles south of the Steamboat Ski Area. 
Learn more about peaceful ranch living https://www.steamboatmagazine.com/2019/09/18/285703/home-on-the-ranch

#steamboatmagazine #steamboatsprings
  • There are plenty of reasons to love Routt County, but no matter who you ask, views will invariably top their list. Among the best views in the area can be found at Sidney Peak Ranch, seven miles south of the Steamboat Ski Area.
    Learn more about peaceful ranch living https://www.steamboatmagazine.com/2019/09/18/285703/home-on-the-ranch

    #steamboatmagazine #steamboatsprings
  • 28 1 18 hours ago
  • It's Time to Transform, Awaken and Celebrate!
Join me for the 2019 SOUL AWAKENING DHARMA SUMMIT~ for Women. 
Learn more, link in bio!

#vdacoaching
  • It's Time to Transform, Awaken and Celebrate!
    Join me for the 2019 SOUL AWAKENING DHARMA SUMMIT~ for Women.
    Learn more, link in bio!

    #vdacoaching
  • 13 2 19 hours ago
  • "Travel has the unparalleled power to open people’s minds to different cultures, new experiences, and to have a profound appreciation for what our world has to offer. As tourism inevitably grows, it is critically important to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide and to balance this growth with the needs of the environment and the local population. Bringing companies, consumers, and communities together is our best chance to protect destinations and ecosystems for future generations.” -Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
What are you feelings on how tourism has impacted Steamboat? 
Image from @c_hollo18
#steamboatmagazine #steamboatsprings #coverclimatenow
  • "Travel has the unparalleled power to open people’s minds to different cultures, new experiences, and to have a profound appreciation for what our world has to offer. As tourism inevitably grows, it is critically important to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide and to balance this growth with the needs of the environment and the local population. Bringing companies, consumers, and communities together is our best chance to protect destinations and ecosystems for future generations.” -Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
    What are you feelings on how tourism has impacted Steamboat?
    Image from @c_hollo18
    #steamboatmagazine #steamboatsprings #coverclimatenow
  • 73 1 17 September, 2019
  • All-day, FREE jam fest at Snow Bowl featuring Buffalo Commons, YER STATE BIRDS, and Three Wire Winter. Doors open at 11am, first band goes on at 1pm. Mountain BBQ, local beers, and cocktails all.day.long.
  • All-day, FREE jam fest at Snow Bowl featuring Buffalo Commons, YER STATE BIRDS, and Three Wire Winter. Doors open at 11am, first band goes on at 1pm. Mountain BBQ, local beers, and cocktails all.day.long.
  • 34 5 16 September, 2019
  • Verde on everything! Roast it all! Such an amazing dinner.
  • Verde on everything! Roast it all! Such an amazing dinner.
  • 18 2 16 September, 2019
  • Full occupancy! (Notice the different bee species.) 🐝🌹🐝🌹
  • Full occupancy! (Notice the different bee species.) 🐝🌹🐝🌹
  • 13 2 15 September, 2019
  • Over the past two-plus decades as a teacher, speaker and coach, I have had the pleasure in guiding groups and individuals through this soulful journey within themselves, to not only tap into their own personal magnificence, to know it is their privilege and responsibility to presence themselves fully in this world.
My personal mission is to draw out the innate wisdom within you, so you can connect more deeply with your magnificence, and develop a greater trust in yourself and in life. 
If you feel drawn to play and evolve with me on this journey, reach out for a 30 minute Discovery Session. Learn more, link in bio.

#vdacoaching
  • Over the past two-plus decades as a teacher, speaker and coach, I have had the pleasure in guiding groups and individuals through this soulful journey within themselves, to not only tap into their own personal magnificence, to know it is their privilege and responsibility to presence themselves fully in this world.
    My personal mission is to draw out the innate wisdom within you, so you can connect more deeply with your magnificence, and develop a greater trust in yourself and in life.
    If you feel drawn to play and evolve with me on this journey, reach out for a 30 minute Discovery Session. Learn more, link in bio.

    #vdacoaching
  • 13 2 13 September, 2019
  • Friday night is date night. 
Treat the one you love to a delicious pasta dinner at @mambo_italiano_steamboat. 
Dying to know more about their incredible dishes? Read about our five favorites! https://www.steamboatmagazine.com/2019/09/13/285443/five-handmade-pasta-dishes-you-ll-flip-for

#steamboatmagazine #steamboatsprings
  • Friday night is date night.
    Treat the one you love to a delicious pasta dinner at @mambo_italiano_steamboat.
    Dying to know more about their incredible dishes? Read about our five favorites! https://www.steamboatmagazine.com/2019/09/13/285443/five-handmade-pasta-dishes-you-ll-flip-for

    #steamboatmagazine #steamboatsprings
  • 42 2 13 September, 2019
  • So this weirdo @runnee54 and I got to go enjoy one of the last long beautiful weekends of the summer, in one of my favorite places in Colorado. He tried to make me more athletic, by making me ride a bike down a mountain. Until I crashed. Twice. Less than 100yds apart. Then he took me for an amazing dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Diva. But. That wasn't enough. This man. He tried to drag me out of bed, before 8am. On a weekend. Granted, it was tempting because there was breakfast involved, at our adorable little bnb. There was some weird thing called "hiking", that looked more like rock climbing to me. But that was followed by a nice soak in natural hot springs, and beer. I drug him shopping, and he took me for more beer and we completely enjoyed each others company and the beautiful scenery that only Colorado can offer. 
I still have bruises from when I almost died tumbling down the mountain ass first, but, totally worth it. 
#steamboatsprings #mtwerner #fishcreekfalls #yampavalley #strawberryparkhotsprings #wecute #goaheadandpuke #hesstuckwithmenow #smilesfordays #mybuttstillhurts #instagood
  • So this weirdo @runnee54 and I got to go enjoy one of the last long beautiful weekends of the summer, in one of my favorite places in Colorado. He tried to make me more athletic, by making me ride a bike down a mountain. Until I crashed. Twice. Less than 100yds apart. Then he took me for an amazing dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Diva. But. That wasn't enough. This man. He tried to drag me out of bed, before 8am. On a weekend. Granted, it was tempting because there was breakfast involved, at our adorable little bnb. There was some weird thing called "hiking", that looked more like rock climbing to me. But that was followed by a nice soak in natural hot springs, and beer. I drug him shopping, and he took me for more beer and we completely enjoyed each others company and the beautiful scenery that only Colorado can offer.
    I still have bruises from when I almost died tumbling down the mountain ass first, but, totally worth it.
    #steamboatsprings #mtwerner #fishcreekfalls #yampavalley #strawberryparkhotsprings #wecute #goaheadandpuke #hesstuckwithmenow #smilesfordays #mybuttstillhurts #instagood
  • 37 1 13 September, 2019
  • Can anyone tell us the name of this particular waterfall? 📸: Curt Merchant #SteamboatSnaps
  • Can anyone tell us the name of this particular waterfall? 📸: Curt Merchant #SteamboatSnaps
  • 350 10 13 September, 2019
  • Where will you call home this weekend?
  • Where will you call home this weekend?
  • 36 2 12 September, 2019
  • We live in a world that bombards us with a constant stream of conflicting information. Websites and 24-hour news corporations need to constantly publish click-bait and attention-grabbing headlines in order to make money, and opinion pieces are often aired or published without any distinction that they are opinions and not news! Receiving all of this conflicting information without context in five-second blurbs unfortunately can result in people feeling apathetic and cynical about the world. We grow to believe that all actions are of equal value, and nothing we choose or do is more or less harmful than anything else. Despite this subterfuge, common sense tells us that our actions do have consequences. That is why we pay our bills, clean our houses, and repair our cars and bicycles. We know that what we do matters, and all actions *do not* have equal outcomes! When it comes to your health or the environment, it is the same principle. The Earth is a bigger "house" so seeing the ripple effects of our actions is more difficult, but every human has an impact. Even if your efforts are small and uncertain at first, try each day to do something good for yourself & the earth, with thoughtfulness and care. It takes an acorn to grow an oak tree, and small actions added together create the world that we live in! #consciousliving #sustainability #healthandwellness #haydencolorado #routtcounty #yampariver #yampavalley #northerncolorado  #smallchangesbigresults #protectourwater #savethebees #saveourselves #rockymountains
  • We live in a world that bombards us with a constant stream of conflicting information. Websites and 24-hour news corporations need to constantly publish click-bait and attention-grabbing headlines in order to make money, and opinion pieces are often aired or published without any distinction that they are opinions and not news! Receiving all of this conflicting information without context in five-second blurbs unfortunately can result in people feeling apathetic and cynical about the world. We grow to believe that all actions are of equal value, and nothing we choose or do is more or less harmful than anything else. Despite this subterfuge, common sense tells us that our actions do have consequences. That is why we pay our bills, clean our houses, and repair our cars and bicycles. We know that what we do matters, and all actions *do not* have equal outcomes! When it comes to your health or the environment, it is the same principle. The Earth is a bigger "house" so seeing the ripple effects of our actions is more difficult, but every human has an impact. Even if your efforts are small and uncertain at first, try each day to do something good for yourself & the earth, with thoughtfulness and care. It takes an acorn to grow an oak tree, and small actions added together create the world that we live in! #consciousliving #sustainability #healthandwellness #haydencolorado #routtcounty #yampariver #yampavalley #northerncolorado #smallchangesbigresults #protectourwater #savethebees #saveourselves #rockymountains
  • 5 0 11 September, 2019
  • When you're a 🕷 all of nature is your loom. 📸: Tim Hancock #SteamboatSnaps
  • When you're a 🕷 all of nature is your loom. 📸: Tim Hancock #SteamboatSnaps
  • 197 6 11 September, 2019
  • Bears Ears Peak is always checking in on us. Have you ever wanted to see the view from the bear's perspective?
  • Bears Ears Peak is always checking in on us. Have you ever wanted to see the view from the bear's perspective?
  • 58 1 10 September, 2019
  • Now carrying Organic Bliss cookies!
Stop in and pick up a couple of these tasty treats, they're made with love!

#wildplumgrocer #steamboatsprings
  • Now carrying Organic Bliss cookies!
    Stop in and pick up a couple of these tasty treats, they're made with love!

    #wildplumgrocer #steamboatsprings
  • 8 1 10 September, 2019
  • Art mural in Steamboat Springs, Colorado "A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture."
  • Art mural in Steamboat Springs, Colorado "A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture."
  • 32 1 10 September, 2019
  • There is something bittersweet about seeing farmers put up the last haycuttings of the year... it means summer is almost over! Most of us aren't cutting or baling hay this time of year, but we are tending to our lawns. Here are some tips for how to cultivate a sustainable lawn from the Permaculture Research Institute: 
Lawns can be grown sustainably, by using some common sense organic gardening principles:

By not mowing grass too short (set the mower to the highest setting) and allowing the grass to grow a bit longer, the root system can grow stronger, making the lawn more water efficient. It also means less mowing!

Leave lawn clippings on the lawn after mowing (mow without a grass catcher). The clippings will break down to create a natural mulch. All minerals from the soil are retained, and there us a net positive gain in organic matter over time, so the lawn will be ‘soil building’. Any grass seeds present will self-sow, making the lawn thicker and filling out any bare patches.

Fertilizers won’t be required because the soil is not being depleted.

Any ‘weeds’ can be manually dug out if they must be, and having a thicker, taller grass will reduce the self-seeding of many ‘weeds’ in the first place. 
#haydencolorado #permaculture #sustainability #lawncare #haymeadow #worksmart #routtcounty #rockymountains #yampavalley #northerncolorado
  • There is something bittersweet about seeing farmers put up the last haycuttings of the year... it means summer is almost over! Most of us aren't cutting or baling hay this time of year, but we are tending to our lawns. Here are some tips for how to cultivate a sustainable lawn from the Permaculture Research Institute:
    Lawns can be grown sustainably, by using some common sense organic gardening principles:

    By not mowing grass too short (set the mower to the highest setting) and allowing the grass to grow a bit longer, the root system can grow stronger, making the lawn more water efficient. It also means less mowing!

    Leave lawn clippings on the lawn after mowing (mow without a grass catcher). The clippings will break down to create a natural mulch. All minerals from the soil are retained, and there us a net positive gain in organic matter over time, so the lawn will be ‘soil building’. Any grass seeds present will self-sow, making the lawn thicker and filling out any bare patches.

    Fertilizers won’t be required because the soil is not being depleted.

    Any ‘weeds’ can be manually dug out if they must be, and having a thicker, taller grass will reduce the self-seeding of many ‘weeds’ in the first place.
    #haydencolorado #permaculture #sustainability #lawncare #haymeadow #worksmart #routtcounty #rockymountains #yampavalley #northerncolorado
  • 10 0 8 September, 2019
  • For Pollinator Safety... Read and follow the label 
directions of pesticides!
On pesticide labels, look under the “Environmental Hazards” and “Directions for 
Use” headings for important information on 
protecting pollinators.
Some labels warn against use of the product 
on blooming crops by stating “Do not apply to 
blooming crops or weeds if bees are VISITING in 
the treatment area.” Some labels limit at-bloom applications to times 
when bees are NOT ACTIVELY VISITING, such 
as late evening. 
Spray drift should be avoided at all times.
Avoid applying when lower temperatures 
will allow dew formation. Dew may re-wet 
pesticides and increase bee exposure. 
Avoid spraying areas where native pollinators 
live such as natural areas.
Establish good relations and communication 
with commercial and local beekeepers.
Poisoning of pollinators can also result from: *Drift of pesticides onto adjoining crops or 
plants that are in bloom. *Contamination of flowering ground cover 
plants when sprayed with pesticides. *Pesticide residues being picked up by foraging 
pollinators and taken back to the nest/colony. *Pollinators drinking or touching contaminated 
water sources or dew on recently treated plants.
(From the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign)
#protectpollinators #savethebees #savethehoneybees #protectourwater #protectourfish #saveourselves #rockymountainliving #rockymountainlife #haydencolorado #rockymountains #yampavalley #northerncolorado
  • For Pollinator Safety... Read and follow the label
    directions of pesticides!
    On pesticide labels, look under the “Environmental Hazards” and “Directions for
    Use” headings for important information on
    protecting pollinators.
    Some labels warn against use of the product
    on blooming crops by stating “Do not apply to
    blooming crops or weeds if bees are VISITING in
    the treatment area.” Some labels limit at-bloom applications to times
    when bees are NOT ACTIVELY VISITING, such
    as late evening.
    Spray drift should be avoided at all times.
    Avoid applying when lower temperatures
    will allow dew formation. Dew may re-wet
    pesticides and increase bee exposure.
    Avoid spraying areas where native pollinators
    live such as natural areas.
    Establish good relations and communication
    with commercial and local beekeepers.
    Poisoning of pollinators can also result from: *Drift of pesticides onto adjoining crops or
    plants that are in bloom. *Contamination of flowering ground cover
    plants when sprayed with pesticides. *Pesticide residues being picked up by foraging
    pollinators and taken back to the nest/colony. *Pollinators drinking or touching contaminated
    water sources or dew on recently treated plants.
    (From the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign)
    #protectpollinators #savethebees #savethehoneybees #protectourwater #protectourfish #saveourselves #rockymountainliving #rockymountainlife #haydencolorado #rockymountains #yampavalley #northerncolorado
  • 7 3 31 August, 2019
  • How so you feel about the spraying of weeds in Hayden? Does this brown look better than the green? How about just mowing it? The town owns the first few feet of your property (still trying to find exact numbers) so they are allowed to spray without your consent. The good news is you can e-mail the town and tell them you want to be put on the no spray list. We will have more details come spring on what sign can be put up to notify the gentleman who sprays that you do not want to be sprayed. We are also still waiting to hear back on what chemical they are using so we can see how it affects the local water ways and wildlife. #rockymountains #haydencolorado #routtcounty #yampavalley #northerncolorado
  • How so you feel about the spraying of weeds in Hayden? Does this brown look better than the green? How about just mowing it? The town owns the first few feet of your property (still trying to find exact numbers) so they are allowed to spray without your consent. The good news is you can e-mail the town and tell them you want to be put on the no spray list. We will have more details come spring on what sign can be put up to notify the gentleman who sprays that you do not want to be sprayed. We are also still waiting to hear back on what chemical they are using so we can see how it affects the local water ways and wildlife. #rockymountains #haydencolorado #routtcounty #yampavalley #northerncolorado
  • 6 2 27 August, 2019
  • How lucky are we to live along the Yampa River, one of the last wild rivers of the west?! Not only is the Yampa uniquely known for its 250 miles of wildness, but it is also home to four federally endangered fish species: the humpback chub, bonytail, Colorado pikeminnow, & razorback sucker. Damming, interference from invasive species, and river diversions through the west have negatively impacted these species' populations. Also, in the 1960s, the government applied the broad-spectrum pesticide rotenone to western rivers, in an effort to kill native, nongame fish in favor of introduced, non-native sportfish. Thankfulky, the Yampa provides ideal spawning ground for these endangered species and other native fish. 🐟🎣
  • How lucky are we to live along the Yampa River, one of the last wild rivers of the west?! Not only is the Yampa uniquely known for its 250 miles of wildness, but it is also home to four federally endangered fish species: the humpback chub, bonytail, Colorado pikeminnow, & razorback sucker. Damming, interference from invasive species, and river diversions through the west have negatively impacted these species' populations. Also, in the 1960s, the government applied the broad-spectrum pesticide rotenone to western rivers, in an effort to kill native, nongame fish in favor of introduced, non-native sportfish. Thankfulky, the Yampa provides ideal spawning ground for these endangered species and other native fish. 🐟🎣
  • 8 1 22 August, 2019