Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Colorado | 08/06/20

Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162') | Indian Peaks Wilderness Allenspark, CO | 08/06/20 | 9.2 miles | 3,268' gain Saint Vrain Mountain is a low 12er that was recommended to me by an old coworker. I'd hiked along the trail a few times before but always happened to come on a day with too much snow …

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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 only …

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Lake Dorothy | Colorado | 09/29/19

Lake Dorothy | Indian Peaks Wilderness Nederland, CO | 09/29/19 | 7.64 miles | 1,976' gain Winter has arrived in Colorado after what I imagine was the shortest summer in history. A multi-day winter storm has kept me indoors, but I guess that just gives me a chance to reminisce about warmer days and finish …

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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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