Horsetooth Reservoir County Park | Colorado | 04/05/20 & 04/19/20

Foothills Trail: North Half | Horsetooth Reservoir County Park Fort Collins, CO | 04/05/20| 3.56 miles | 845' gain The 7.2 mile Foothills Trail runs through a number of parks and open spaces along the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir. We had previously done the northernmost section at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. Heading south, the …

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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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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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