Hiking Vikings Colorado JourneyWe are Gary & Kristi Etter… welcome to our journey! 

Welcome to our little slice of heaven! Our journey has changed our lives and we want to share it with you! They say that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. So, after a long fight over inheritance, and with the last gift my parents left us, we decided to build our paradise, and start our lives over in the heart of Colorado.

“Get back into nature and you will find yourself.”

Sometimes we need to take a step back in order to move forward. For ten months we took a step back, lived as minimally as we could, re-learning what is really important. Now, we are learning a new way of life and invite you to follow along in our adventures.

Why “SKOL” Ranch?Gary Kristi Etter Vikings Fans SKOL Journey Minnesota Colorado

Back in the day when real Vikings were pillaging and destroying villages, they would use the skulls of their enemies to toast in victory, exclaiming “SKÖL!”. As a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan, my husband takes being a fan to whole new level. Our entire second level is dedicated to a 40-year collection of MN Vikings memorabilia, and we have been known to dress up as authentic Vikings for games. Yes… we are THOSE people. So after our battle to get here, physically, financially, and mentally, we couldn’t think of a better way to toast our victory than by naming our ranch to honor it.

Our Story – How the journey began… 

On the brink of divorce, struggling to maintain my career and falling apart at the seams with grief after losing my mother cancer… I had no idea I would find myself in Colorado, and had you told me 2 years ago, I’d be working the legal cannabis industry, I would’ve laughed you right out of town, but this journey would ultimately save my life, my husband’s life, and my marriage. Read our entire story here. ♥