Pinewood Reservoir County Park | Colorado | 04/07/20

  Besant Point Trail | Pinewood Reservoir County Park Loveland, CO | 04/07/20| 3.53 miles | 167' gain Another short & easy hike with Kyle. We visited Pinewood Reservoir on a Tuesday to avoid the crowds. Due to the lockdown, we did see more people than I'd assume visit on a normal Tuesday, but we …

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Horsetooth Reservoir County Park | Colorado | 04/05/20 & 04/19/20

Foothills Trail: North Half | Horsetooth Reservoir County Park Fort Collins, CO | 04/05/20| 3.56 miles | 845' gain The 7.2 mile Foothills Trail runs through a number of parks and open spaces along the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir. We had previously done the northernmost section at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. Heading south, the …

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Black Powder Trail | Colorado | 04/01/20

  Black Powder and Seaman Reservoir Trails | Gateway Natural Area Bellvue, CO | 04/01/20| 3.23 miles | 527' gain Just four days after our first trip to Gateway Natural Area, Kyle and I returned to complete the trail we'd missed, the Black Powder Trail. From the trailhead, we crossed the Poudre River and walked …

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Shoshone Loop | Colorado | 03/24/20

  Shoshone Loop | Ramsay-Shockey Open Space Loveland, CO | 03/24/20 | 2.91 miles | 351' gain After a quick hike at Carter Lake, I made the 20 minute drive to Ramsay-Shockey Open Space. Ramsay-Shockey Open Space and Pinewood Reservoir County Park are directly adjacent and it's difficult to determine where one ends and the …

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Carter Lake County Park | Colorado | 03/23/20 & 03/24/20

Since the shutdown, I've been slowly visiting a number of parks and trails near home that I hadn't had a chance to visit yet. As with all things, some are more exciting than others, but even the more average hikes are still time well spent surrounded by nature. Sundance Trail | Carter Lake County Park …

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Lory State Park Mini-Hikes | Colorado | 03/22/20

Colorado was nearing a full shutdown due to the coronavirus and we were in the preliminary stages of social distancing. The goal: find a trail without a ton of people, short enough that Kyle will agree to come with, preferably one I'd never done before, and oh yeah, 90% of trails are closed due to …

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