Devil’s Backbone Extended Loop | Colorado | 01/26/20

Devil's Backbone Extended Loop | Larimer County Open Space Loveland, CO | 01/26/20| 7.37 miles | 786' gain I decided that it'd be a good idea to do two longer hikes two days in a row. (Spoiler alert: this hurt my feet.) But beautiful weather in January isn't always easy to come by, and I …

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Eagle’s Nest Open Space | Colorado | 01/05/20

Eagle's Nest Open Space | Larimer County Open Space Livermore, CO | 01/05/20| 5.59 miles | 868' gain For our first hike of 2020, Kyle and I went to a little known park near the Colorado-Wyoming border. I'd actually never even heard of it until I scoured the county's open space website, looking for new …

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Coyote Ridge Natural Area & Rimrock Open Space | Colorado | 12/29/19

Coyote Ridge Natural Area & Rimrock Open Space Fort Collins, CO | 12/29/19 | 7.91 miles | 1,219' gain After getting some bad news at the vet a few days before, I needed to get outside and clear my head. Kyle went ice fishing with his brother and I went for a solo hike. I …

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Devil’s Backbone: Keyhole & Wild Loop | Colorado | 08/26/19

  Keyhole & Wild Loop | Devil's Backbone Open Space Loveland, CO | 08/26/19 | 2.71 miles | 334' gain My definition of "hike" has changed a lot this year. I started blogging a year ago (October 2018) and that (as well as the 52-hike challenge) inspired me to start keeping track of my hikes. …

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Kruger Rock (9,355′) | Colorado | 04/05/19

Kruger Rock (9,355') | Hermit Park Open Space Estes Park, CO | 04/05/19 | 3.57 miles | 974' gain Hermit Park Open Space was once a cattle ranch and later a private company retreat, but now is open to the public for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. I had passed this open space numerous …

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