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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RMNP: Bridal Veil Falls via Cow Creek Trail | Colorado | 02/29/20

Bridal Veil Falls via Cow Creek Trail | Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park, CO | 02/29/20| 6.57 miles | 993' gain Oftentimes I enjoy hiking with people and dogs, but sometimes hiking by myself is just what I need to reset. It'd been a while since I'd hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park and …

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Rattlesnake Gulch Trail | Colorado | 02/22/20

Rattlesnake Gulch Trail | Eldorado Canyon State Park Eldorado Springs, CO | 02/22/20| 3.54 miles | 748' gain After our trip to sunny California and Arizona, it was a little rough coming back to Colorado winter. I met up with my friend Allie for a moderate hike to the Crags Hotel Ruins in Eldorado Canyon …

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