Pinewood Reservoir County Park | Colorado | 04/07/20

  Besant Point Trail | Pinewood Reservoir County Park Loveland, CO | 04/07/20| 3.53 miles | 167' gain Another short & easy hike with Kyle. We visited Pinewood Reservoir on a Tuesday to avoid the crowds. Due to the lockdown, we did see more people than I'd assume visit on a normal Tuesday, but we …

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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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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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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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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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