RMNP: June Mini-Hikes | Colorado | 06/04/20

On the first day of Rocky Mountain National Park's (RMNP) new reservation system, I decided to leave work early and check it out for myself. Hundreds of tickets were still available so I had no trouble purchasing one. (Only $2 for me since I have an annual pass.) The National Park had opened a few …

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Colorado Mines Peak (12,493′) | Colorado | 05/30/20

Colorado Mines Peak (12,493') | Arapaho National Forest Empire, CO | 05/30/20 | 4.38 miles | 1,181' gain I've attempted Colorado Mines Peak more times than I'd care to admit. Somehow I always end up going when there's feet of snow and for some reason, I never bring my snowshoes. (Not my proudest of moments.) …

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Hall Ranch: Antelope to Button Rock | Colorado | 05/28/20

Hall Ranch: Antelope to Button Rock | Hall Ranch Open Space Lyons, CO | 05/28/20 | 11.56 miles | 1,536' gain Hall Ranch Open Space is one of the many fabulous parks managed by Boulder County. I'd visited a handful of times, but always did the exact same loop. In my quest for a big-mile …

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Moose Meadow Trail to Brown Homestead | Colorado | 05/21/20

Moose Meadow Trail to Brown Homestead | Hermit Park Open Space Estes Park, CO | 05/21/20| 4.84 miles | 629' gain Hermit Park Open Space is criss-crossed by various forested trails, most popular of which is the Kruger Rock Trail. But I'm not one to visit a park just for the most well known trail, …

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Flagstaff Mountain (6,983′) via Chapman Drive | Colorado | 05/16/20

Flagstaff Mountain (6,983') via Chapman Drive | Boulder OSMP Boulder, CO | 05/16/20 | 7.69 miles | 1,441' gain Back in Boulder with Tori again! (There are SO many trails in Boulder!) A few days before this hike, Tori had texted me and asked if I'd made it to the true summit of Flagstaff Mountain …

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Shanahan/Big Bluestem Loop | Colorado | 05/12/20

Shanahan/Big Bluestem Loop | Boulder OSMP Boulder, CO | 05/12/20| 4.97 miles | 876' gain I met up with my friend Tori for a quick hike before work. Boulder is always convenient and there are infinite trails to choose from. This loop was perfect for a morning workout! We met at the Shanahan Ridge Trailhead, …

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