Guadalupe Peak (8,751′) | Texas’ State High Point | 04/02/21

Guadalupe Peak (8,751') | Guadalupe Mountains National Park Salt Flat, TX | 04/02/21 | 9.82 miles | 3,044' gain Although 2021 started out slow (with no traveling and very few exciting hikes), April started with a bang and I haven't slowed down since. On a whirlwind three-day trip, Allie and I road-tripped around Texas and …

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Greyrock Mountain Loop | Colorado | 02/06/21

Greyrock Mountain Loop | Roosevelt National Forest Laporte, CO | 02/06/21 | 8.20 miles | 2,429' gain I've climbed Greyrock Mountain a couple times now, but somehow always from the same old out-and-back trail. It seemed I always needed to take the shortest route and so I skipped the longer Greyrock Meadows Trail. But when …

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Mount Morrison (7,881′) | Colorado | 12/19/20

Mount Morrison (7,881') | Matthews/Winters Park Morrison, CO | 12/19/20 | 4.02 miles | 2,022' gain Mount Morrison's south ridge is a popular exercise spot for locals. With an ascent of 2,000' in just 2 miles, it's a quick but steep route often repeated multiple times in a row. The trail starts near Gate 4 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Colorado | 08/06/20

Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162') | Indian Peaks Wilderness Allenspark, CO | 08/06/20 | 9.2 miles | 3,268' gain Saint Vrain Mountain is a low 12er that was recommended to me by an old coworker. I'd hiked along the trail a few times before but always happened to come on a day with too much snow …

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Colorado Mines Peak (12,493′) | Colorado | 05/30/20

Colorado Mines Peak (12,493') | Arapaho National Forest Empire, CO | 05/30/20 | 4.38 miles | 1,181' gain I've attempted Colorado Mines Peak more times than I'd care to admit. Somehow I always end up going when there's feet of snow and for some reason, I never bring my snowshoes. (Not my proudest of moments.) …

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Flagstaff Mountain (6,983′) via Chapman Drive | Colorado | 05/16/20

Flagstaff Mountain (6,983') via Chapman Drive | Boulder OSMP Boulder, CO | 05/16/20 | 7.69 miles | 1,441' gain Back in Boulder with Tori again! (There are SO many trails in Boulder!) A few days before this hike, Tori had texted me and asked if I'd made it to the true summit of Flagstaff Mountain …

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