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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Horsetooth Rock (7,259′) | Colorado | 03/14/20

Horsetooth Rock (7,259') | Horsetooth Mountain Open Space Fort Collins, CO | 03/14/20| 6.20 miles | 1,555' gain My friend Allie and I spent the morning making french toast and watching the season finale of The Bachelor. (Worst season ever, by the way.) After our lazy morning, we set out for Horsetooth Rock at the …

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Palisade Mountain (8,264′) | Colorado | 03/01/20

Palisade Mountain (8,264') | Roosevelt National Forest Drake, CO | 03/01/20| 2.71 miles | 925' gain I wanted to get in a quick hike before the afternoon snow storm rolled in. And what better hike than Palisade Mountain: short, close to home, and it would be a redemption hike. (Read about my first attempt here.) …

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Palisade Mountain (8,264′) Attempt | Colorado | 01/27/20

Palisade Mountain (8,264') Attempt | Roosevelt National Forest Drake, CO | 01/27/20| 2.19 miles | 541' gain I had a free afternoon for a quick hike with my friend Tori and since weather was supposed to be okay (cloudy but no wind or snow) we opted to try an easy local scramble above Loveland. Palisade …

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Bear Peak (8,459′) and South Boulder Peak (8,549′) | Colorado | 01/18/20

Bear Peak (8,459') and South Boulder Peak (8,549') | Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks Boulder, CO | 01/18/20| 6.83 miles | 1,392' gain There are a handful of peaks above Boulder that are commonly climbed. I'd climbed all 5 within the past few years, but my friend Allie wanted to catch up and snag …

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Spruce Mountain (7,605′) | Colorado | 11/15/19

Spruce Mountain (7,605') | Spruce Mountain Open Space Larkspur, CO | 11/15/19 | 5.54 miles | 565' gain Last Friday I met up with Diana for a hike. Diana and I actually met on WordPress, but this was our first time meeting in person. (And if you don't follow Diana's blog, you should definitely do …

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Mount Galbraith (7,260′) | Colorado | 11/12/19

Mount Galbraith (7,260') | Mount Galbraith Park Golden, CO | 11/12/19 | 5.99 miles | 1,333' gain It'd been too long since I'd gotten out so I was thrilled when I was able to link up with my friend Tori for a Tuesday hike. On the agenda was Mount Galbraith just outside of Golden, CO. …

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