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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Palisade Mountain (8,264′) | Colorado | 03/01/20

Palisade Mountain (8,264') | Roosevelt National Forest Drake, CO | 03/01/20| 2.71 miles | 925' gain I wanted to get in a quick hike before the afternoon snow storm rolled in. And what better hike than Palisade Mountain: short, close to home, and it would be a redemption hike. (Read about my first attempt here.) …

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Palisade Mountain (8,264′) Attempt | Colorado | 01/27/20

Palisade Mountain (8,264') Attempt | Roosevelt National Forest Drake, CO | 01/27/20| 2.19 miles | 541' gain I had a free afternoon for a quick hike with my friend Tori and since weather was supposed to be okay (cloudy but no wind or snow) we opted to try an easy local scramble above Loveland. Palisade …

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Ralph Price Reservoir | Colorado | 10/13/19

  Ralph Price Reservoir | Roosevelt National Forest Lyons, CO | 10/13/19 | 5.66 miles | 951' gain On AllTrails, this one is called Button Rock Dam via Sleepy Lion Trail. The dam, while quite large, isn't (at least in my opinion) the most interesting part about this hike, and the Sleepy Lion Trail is …

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Homestead Meadows: Irvin Homestead | Colorado | 08/05/19

Irvin Homestead via Lion Gulch Trail | Roosevelt National Forest Estes Park, CO | 08/05/19 | 10.64 miles | 1,970' gain Homestead Meadows is one of those places that you can return to again and again, and find something new each time. A network of trails leads to various homesteads, both near and far. This …

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Triangle Mountain (8,415′) | Colorado | 04/20/19

Triangle Mountain  (8,415') | Roosevelt National Forest Glen Haven, CO | 04/20/19 | 2.97 miles | 1,355' gain It's been a hectic few weeks. A family member went missing (thankfully they're now home safe) and then I had a headache that has lasted for 5 days (unfortunately it's not going away so I've made a …

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Crosier Mountain (9,233′) | Colorado | 04/07/19

Crosier Mountain (9,233') | Roosevelt National Forest Glen Haven, CO | 04/07/19 | 7.86 miles | 2,420' gain Earlier this year, Kyle and I attempted to climb Crosier Mountain but turned around at Table Rock when we noticed that our dog Bob's leg was bleeding. So I was eager to get back and finish what …

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