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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Berrian Mountain (9,151′) | Colorado | 09/11/19

Berrian Mountain (9,151') | Berrian Mountain Park Evergreen, CO | 09/11/19 | 3.79 miles | 1,091' gain While it may seem like I either always hike alone or with the same few friends, I do occasionally take a chance on someone new. Not only do I follow hiking blogs on WordPress, but I am also …

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Devil’s Head Fire Lookout (9,748′) | Colorado | 07/24/19

Devil's Head Fire Lookout (9,748') | Pike National Forest Sedalia, CO | 07/24/19 | 3.04 miles | 939' gain Now that my brother's gone back to Wisconsin, I'm trying to get caught up on my blog posts. I have 17 posts in the queue right now, most of which are from our two weeks together, …

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Goat Mountain (7,797′) Attempt | Colorado | 06/09/19

Goat Mountain (7,797') Attempt | Waterton Canyon Recreation Area Littleton, CO | 06/09/19 | 7.40 miles | 1,595' gain I hate Goat Mountain. I say I hate it, and yet something keeps pulling me back. On paper, the hike doesn't seem terribly difficult (and in reality it isn't either) but every time I've tried to …

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Chief Mountain (11,709′) | Colorado | 05/18/19

Chief Mountain (11,709') | Arapaho National Forest Idaho Springs, CO | 05/18/19 | 3.36 miles | 1,043' gain We had time Saturday for just a short hike so I picked Chief Mountain. I'd actually done this hike a few years ago with a women's hiking group, but was excited to do it again. So far …

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