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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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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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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