Fountain Valley Loop | Colorado | 12/13/20

Fountain Valley Loop | Roxborough State Park Littleton, CO | 12/13/20 | 3.17 miles | 390' gain After a fresh December snow, I traveled down to Roxborough State Park to hike a short loop through the red sandstone formations. It was a beautiful afternoon and there were plenty of families enjoying the easy Fountain Valley …

Continue reading Fountain Valley Loop | Colorado | 12/13/20

RMNP: Deer Mountain (10,013′) | Colorado | 12/06/20

Deer Mountain (10,013') | Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park, CO | 12/06/20 | 6.19 miles | 1,397' gain If you've ever driven into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) from the main Beaver Meadows entrance station, you've certainly seen Deer Mountain. It's a low, forested peak on the right hand side of the road. If …

Continue reading RMNP: Deer Mountain (10,013′) | Colorado | 12/06/20

Lory State Park’s Valley Trails | Colorado | 12/03/20

Lory State Park's Valley Trails | Lory State Park Fort Collins, CO | 12/03/20 | 8.58 miles | 820' gain Lory State Park might be super busy on summer weekends, but Thursday mornings in December offer a bit of solitude that isn't often found right outside Fort Collins. I took Lady up to hike some …

Continue reading Lory State Park’s Valley Trails | Colorado | 12/03/20

Hoosier Pass | Colorado | 11/07/20

Hoosier Pass | Arapaho National Forest Breckenridge, CO | 11/07/20 | 4.64 miles | 1,630' gain TH: Hoosier Pass Trailhead, R: Red Mountain C (13,229'), H: Hoosier Ridge (13,352') By early November, the first snow of the season had melted and we had a good weather window for a couple more 13ers. Hoosier Ridge and …

Continue reading Hoosier Pass | Colorado | 11/07/20

Bill Couch Mountain (7,082′) | Colorado | 10/24/20

Bill Couch Mountain (7,082') | Deer Creek Canyon Park Littleton, CO | 10/24/20 | 9.2 miles | 1,743' gain Kyle finally had a full weekend off and was able to hike with me. Early season snows pushed us into the low country and we settled on Bill Couch Mountain in Deer Creek Canyon Park. We'd …

Continue reading Bill Couch Mountain (7,082′) | Colorado | 10/24/20

Stewart Peak (13,983′), Baldy Chato (13,401′), and “Column Ridge” (13,795′) | Colorado | 10/17/20

Stewart Peak (13,983') | CO Rank: 55/637 Baldy Chato (13,401') | CO Rank: Unranked "Column Ridge" (13,795') | CO Rank: Unranked San Juan Range | La Garita Wilderness | Creede, CO 10/17/20 | 9.8 miles | 3,373' gain | Class 1/2 For our last 13er trip of 2020, Allie and I had our sights set …

Continue reading Stewart Peak (13,983′), Baldy Chato (13,401′), and “Column Ridge” (13,795′) | Colorado | 10/17/20