Hanging Lake and Maroon Bells // 30 before 30

On this glorious Colorado day I bring you an update on by 30 before 30 list

A couple of weeks ago I had a rare Saturday (and Sunday!) (and Friday!) off. Scott and I took the opportunity to jet off to Aspen, Colorado to celebrate.

We took the long way there and stopped off at Hanging Lake so that I could cross off #23. Gosh, I'm so happy this was on my list. Perhaps it was the sunshine, or the break on a road trip, or the feeling of satisfaction from reversing the naughty thing I ate on the way (Wendy's for the win).... but this hike was glorious. I didn't want it to end. And the lake? Um, yes. Can you believe this tiny aqua blue eco-system? It was SO pretty. 


How ridiculous are our outfits, seriously? Kansas City shirt, Kansas City Royals Shirt and University of Kansas hat - ha! (Go Royals!)

Scott drug me away and we made our way to Aspen. Hello Maroon Bells, #16. I totally get why these are the most photographed mountains in the world. And the colors! 

We got away from the crowds a bit and took a hike up to Crater Lake for some more gorgeous sites.

So far, I'm loving the little adventures this list is taking me on. Thanks for coming along and reading.