Prairie Ridge Natural Area | Colorado | 12/25/20

Prairie Ridge Natural Area | Loveland Natural Areas Loveland, CO | 12/25/20 | 7.03 miles | 309' Prairie Ridge is the newest of the City of Loveland's Natural Areas. It just opened in May 2020 and connects to the neighboring Coyote Ridge Natural Area. (Like Coyote Ridge, dogs aren't allowed at Prairie Ridge so our …

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Foothills Nature Trail | Colorado | 05/10/20

Foothills Nature Trail | Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Loveland, CO | 07/10/20| 2.34 miles | 458' gain Kyle and I set out for a quick and easy morning hike near home. I'd done this hike before but I didn't blog about it. It seemed worthy of a repeat (and a blog post). The Round Mountain Nature …

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Stone Mountain (7,625′) | Colorado | 02/17/19

Stone Mountain (7,625') | Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Loveland, CO | 02/17/19 | 8.77 miles | 2,186' gain Nearly two months ago to the day, I climbed Stone Mountain for the first time. (You can read about that here.) I saw perfect conditions that day and great temperatures. This time we weren't quite as lucky. The …

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Stone Mountain (7,625′) | Colorado | 12/16/18

Stone Mountain (7,625') | Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Loveland, CO | 12/16/18 | 8.67 miles | 2,192' gain I'm a little late in writing this post since I did this hike almost 2 weeks ago, but sometimes life happens and the blogging gets forgotten. I do want to make sure to share about it though because …

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Sheep Mountain (8,450′) | Colorado | 11/10/18

Sheep Mountain (8,450') | Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Loveland, CO |11/10/18 | 9.91 miles | 2,871' gain I feel an incredible need to hike every week, and since I'd missed the week before, I really wanted to get out this past weekend. I was a little worried about finding something without snow (because I didn't feel …

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