Pineridge Natural Area | Colorado | Fall 2020

Pineridge Natural Area | Fort Collins Natural Areas Fort Collins, CO | 09/27/20 | 6.97 miles | 525' gain Pineridge Natural Area is a small open space just outside Fort Collins. I visited twice in the Fall of 2020 to walk/hike. It's not terribly scenic but it's a great spot for locals to exercise or …

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Meyers Homestead & Josie Heath Trails | Colorado | 09/26/20

Meyers Homestead & Josie Heath Trails | Walker Ranch Open Space Boulder, CO | 09/26/20 | 7.41 miles | 1,046' gain MG: Meyers Gulch Trailhead, WR: Walker Ranch Loop Trailhead This was not our planned hike. We intended on using one of our precious few fall weekends to drive down to St. Elmo and climb …

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Mount Edwards (13,850′) and McClellan Mountain (13,587′) | Colorado | 09/19/20

Mount Edwards (13,850') | CO Rank: 83/637 McClellan Mountain (13,587') | CO Rank: Unranked Front Range | Arapaho National Forest | Georgetown, CO 09/19/20 | 5.21 miles | 2,488' gain | Class 2 This is likely the shortest and easiest way to summit Mount Edwards and McClellan Mountain. Tori and I drove the Tacoma up …

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Heil Valley Ranch: Schoolhouse & Overland Loops | Colorado | 09/10/20

Schoolhouse & Overland Loops | Heil Valley Ranch Park Boulder, CO | 09/10/20 | 4.03 miles | 305' gain (M) - Main Trailhead, (C) - Corral Trailhead We'd just gotten our first winter storm and although I wasn't at all ready for the snow and cold, I wanted to get out for a quick Thursday …

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“Igloo Peak” (13,060′) and “Mountain Boy Peak” (13,198′) | Colorado | 09/05/20

"Igloo Peak" (13,060') | CO Rank: Unranked "Mountain Boy Peak" (13,198') | CO Rank: 491/637 Sawatch Range | Collegiate Peaks Wilderness | Twin Lakes, CO 09/05/20 | 7.48 miles | 2,454' gain | Class 2 I: Igloo Peak, MB: Mountain Boy Peak My Labor Day weekend plans fell through last minute and I unexpectedly found …

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Crystal Peak A (13,852′) | Colorado | 08/15/20

Crystal Peak A (13,852') | CO Rank: 82/637 Tenmile Range | Arapaho National Forest | Breckenridge, CO 08/15/20 | 5.22 miles | 1,956' gain | Class 2 The summer of 2020 was a particularly bad wildfire season in Colorado with the three biggest wildfires in the state's history all occurring within just a few months. …

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