Kruger Rock (9,355′) | Colorado | 04/05/19

Kruger Rock (9,355') | Hermit Park Open Space Estes Park, CO | 04/05/19 | 3.57 miles | 974' gain Hermit Park Open Space was once a cattle ranch and later a private company retreat, but now is open to the public for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. I had passed this open space numerous …

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Legault Mountain (9,074′) | Colorado | 03/31/19

Legault Mountain (9,074') | Meyer Ranch Park Conifer, CO | 03/31/19 | 5.30 miles | 1,199' gain Legault Mountain is a minor Front Range peak. Although it's visible from US-285, it's not very conspicuous and wouldn't look like much to the average person driving by. Kyle and I discovered this mountain nearly two months ago …

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Greyrock Mountain (7,625′) | Colorado | 03/24/19

Greyrock Mountain (7,625') | Roosevelt National Forest Laporte, CO | 03/24/19 | 6.64 miles | 1,966' gain Some friends and I decided to hike up Greyrock Mountain yesterday. We got a little bit of a late start but even so, had no trouble finding a parking spot in the main lot across the road from …

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Storm Mountain (9,918′) | Colorado | 03/01/19

Storm Mountain (9,918') | Roosevelt National Forest Drake, CO | 03/01/19 | 5.27 miles | 1,382' gain There are storms coming in this weekend. Big storms. Some areas of the mountains are expecting FEET of snow. In Greeley, where I live, we might get 6 inches or so. But after each storm, it takes time …

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Stone Mountain (7,625′) | Colorado | 02/17/19

Stone Mountain (7,625') | Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Loveland, CO | 02/17/19 | 8.77 miles | 2,186' gain Nearly two months ago to the day, I climbed Stone Mountain for the first time. (You can read about that here.) I saw perfect conditions that day and great temperatures. This time we weren't quite as lucky. The …

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Evergreen Mountain (8,536′) & Three Sisters Loop | Colorado | 01/19/19

Evergreen Mountain (8,536') & Three Sisters Loop | Alderfer/Three Sisters Park Evergreen, CO | 01/19/19 | 8.44 miles | 1,347' gain I'm sort of amazed that I'd never been to the Alderfer/Three Sisters Park before. I'd heard of it a few times, as many have recommended it, but it wasn't really on my radar and …

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