Snowshoeing at Winter Park Resort, Feb 24, 2019…

Having not been outdoors in what seems like forever, I finally made the decision last week to do some snowshoeing, and do something a little different and also knock an item off my Colorado bucket list if you will. The Colorado bucket list item was to finally take a trip to Winter Park Resort on…

Hiking Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Oct 20, 2018…..

I was recently in San Jose, California for a couple days and made the drive a little over an hour southwest to  Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the oldest state park in California. There are several hiking trails and a couple are closed due to storm damage. I explored the Redwoods Loop Trail, which is…

Hiking Stanley Mountain Trail, July 22, 2018…

I’m doing a bit of catching up, so bare with me. Headed up to Berthoud Pass on this gorgeous July morning with the intent to shake things up and try a new trail and give it a go at Stanley Mountain Trail. In the beginning Stanley Mountain Trail is a very steep trail as you…

Hiking Twin Sisters Trail, June 17, 2017…

Little did I know I was in for a bit of a surprise when hiking along the trail then suddenly about a little more than a mile in the wooded trail opens up to blue skies and lots of damage and debris. This landslide or washout was due to the immense saturation of rain the…

Hiking Bergen Peak Trail, Elk Meadow Park, June 4th, 2017…

Three weeks off in between hikes and today was a quick trip over to Evergreen to try Bergen Peak Trail. Bergen Peak Trail sits in Elk Meadow Park in Jefferson County, a short drive from Denver. Elk Meadow Park contains 1659 acres and has 16.5 miles of trails. Parking at the Stagecoach Trailhead, just off…

Hiking Eagle’s View Trail Loop, Reynolds Park, May 13th, 2017…

Staying close to Denver, made the trip down Highway 285, just outside Conifer over to Reynolds Park to do the Eagle’s View Trail Loop. Reynolds Park is 2118 acres and has 17 miles of trails. The Loop is actually made up of several trails. Elkhorn trail, Eagle’s View trail itself, Raven’s Roost and Oxen Draw…

Hiking Bear Paw Trail, May 6th, 2017…

Saturday was a great day to get out of Denver for a few hours on take in some fresh air, blue skies and get my boots a little dirty in the process. Headed out to Staunton State Park, this time to try Bear Paw trail. Bear Paw trail is a relatively new trail, opening late…

Hiking Mt Galbraith Loop, April 16th 2017…

I finally made it back to Golden to hike the Mt. Galbraith Loop. Starting again from the Nightbird Gulch trail. After 1.8 miles in I met up with the junction for the Galbraith Loop trail. I decided to take the trail going to the left. The distance on the loop is 1.6 miles. Here are…

Hike to Ouzel Lake, June 18, 2016…

A great day to get out of the city with temperatures reaching the mid 90s and head up to the high country to hopefully cooler temps. Take Hwy 7 towards Lyons and just outside of Allenspark to the Wild Basin trail head. This time back to the Wild Basin trail head within Rocky Mountain National…

Hiking Nightbird Gulch Trail at Mt. Galbraith, May 22, 2016…

Today was gorgeous weather-wise and I’d been itching all week to get in a hike. Again wanting to keep it close to the Denver, I chose to drive over to Golden and give the Nightbird Gulch Trail a try. Nightbird Gulch Trail by itself is a hikers only single dirt trail of 1.8 miles, it…