Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge | Colorado | 07/25/19

We'd had a really long day the day before, driving pretty far to do two different hikes, so we opted for an easy day today. Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) National Wildlife Refuge is only an hour away from my house and offers a number of easy hikes, a scenic wildlife drive, and a visitor center/museum. …

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Vindicator Valley Loop | Colorado | 07/24/19

Cripple Creek Gold Mine Overlook Cripple Creek, CO | 07/24/19 After a fun morning hike to Devil's Head Lookout, we made our way down to our next hike, Vindicator Valley. On the way, we stopped at a mine overlook. I was surprised to see that the overlook platform was constructed from an old haul truck …

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Horseshoe Mountain (13,898′) & Peerless Mountain (13,348′) | Colorado | 07/14/19

Horseshoe Mountain (13,898') | CO Rank: 72/637 Peerless Mountain (13,348') | CO Rank: Unranked Silver Horseshoe Drive | Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Fairplay, CO 07/14/19 | 6.93 miles | 2,313' gain | Class 1 After posting my Gray Wolf Mountain trip report on 14ers.com (I copied and pasted my blog post there), I …

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Tigger Peak (13,300′) | Colorado | 07/07/19

 Tigger Peak (13,300') | Sawatch Range | CO Rank: Unranked Mt. Princeton Road | San Isabel National Forest | Buena Vista, CO 07/07/19 | 4.96 miles | 2,194' gain | Class 2 To be quite honest with you, we had intended on summiting not only Tigger Peak, but it's more prominent neighbor, Mount Princeton (14,197'). They …

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Gray Wolf Mountain (13,602′) | Colorado | 06/29/19

Gray Wolf Mountain (13,602')  | Front Range | CO Rank: 190/637 Summit Lake Trailhead | Arapahoe National Forest & Mount Evans Wilderness | Idaho Springs, CO 06/29/19 | 5.10 miles | 2,188' gain | Class 2 FINALLY! It has been a long time coming this year with the large amount of snow we've had, but I FINALLY …

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