Back on track…

Well what turned out to be just 2 weeks off by way of a doctors orders, turned into more than a month and finally getting this issue totally taken care of. In between that time has been some visits from family whose first time visit to Colorado was a great success and on my part, poor scheduling of hikes. But I am happy to report that this weekend I am back on a trail headed on a hike to Lake Isabelle in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The weather looks to be in the mid 70s to 80s here in the city, so a little cooler in the high country. Look for pics to be posted by Sunday evening.

Hike for Africa…

It’s been a while I know but I’m still here. This has been a trying month with working two jobs, which leaves me little time to get out side as much as I want to. The Mt. Huron hike that was planned unfortunately didnt happen. That was due to a mix up in communication. But I hope to still be able to make that hike. And now as of yesterday(Wedensday) I am sort of out of commission, for 2 weeks, per doctor’s orders and I was hoping to do a hike this Saturday to benefit Educate!  http://www.experienceeducate.org/.

Educate! is a non-profit organization with the focus of educating and empowering Africa’s future leaders. This Saturday is their 3rd Annual Hike for Africa. http://www.experienceeducate.org/hike-for-africa. Festivities begin at 8:30 and the hike is an optional 2 or 4 miles. There is a $20 pre-registration fee.

I have finally uploaded some new photos from 2010 as I promised to do a while ago. There are more to come from 2010. Get outside and enjoy the outdoors!

Weekend update…

I was a little bummed about the weekend, as I wasn’t able to get in any hike as I had hoped. I woke up late, (which I hardly ever do) just after 11am and I would much rather be on a trail as early as possible. Which usually depends on who I am hiking with more than anything. So unfortunately I dont have any new photos to share. But I do know that as of this morning the plan is in less than two weeks go after what would be my second 14er ever in Mt Huron. I’ll keep you updated as it gets closer.

Coming along nicely…

I think the blog is coming along nicely despite it only being a couple of days so far. I just redid and updated the photo section. I decided it would be better to break down my past photos by year in a gallery format. The 2009 photos are done and posted. And I am hoping 2010 will be done in the next day or so.

I’ve also added a number of new links on the right hand side of the page. Each one is unique is their own way. Some have to do with Colorado, but others have a wider appeal. Please take the time to check out each one and I hope that you find each of them useful.

So the last couple of days I’ve been working on plotting out where my next hike may be. And it looks right now to possibly be somewhere in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. But nothing is yet in concrete.

It’s the weekend, so make sure to get outdoors and enjoy yourselves!

Hike to Lake Dorothy July 24, 2011…

My first hike of the season, I am sad to report. Normally I would have gotten a few more hikes by this time of the year. But I can’t complain as I have been itching for a while to get outdoors and on a trail. Probably not the best trail to do for a first one since my lung capacity isnt what it should be, but no need to worry about that now. Fourth of July Trailhead is our starting point and getting there alone is an adventure in itself as it is 4 miles of bumpy dirt road. If you dont have a four wheel drive vehicle, then you’re really in for a rough ride to the trailhead and that is an understatement.

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As I have said before in the “About” section of this blog, I am creating this blog on the fly. So as you see here in this post, I have included a slideshow of some of my photos. Do you like the slideshow or would you rather a gallery of photos instead? Please let me know your thoughts.

All and all it was a gorgeous day to be on a trail. The weather was perfect. There were plenty of people on the trail which in my opinion makes it more interesting and more of an adventure. This trail is dog friendly and dogs should be on a leash, but there were plenty of owners who disobeyed this law. We were looking forward to Lake Dorothy itself, but when you reach the alpine tundra of Arapaho Pass Trail, you get an awesome view in all directions looking around the Continental Divide. A definite plus to this hike!

I ended up taking over 100 pictures this day and luckily for me that I had brought my backup camera, as I didnt get a chance to charge the batteries in my main camera. If you’re wondering what I use, my main camera is an Olympus SP-565UZ,(10 megapixel and 20x optical zoom). My backup is a pocketsize point and shoot Olympus Stylus 9000(12 megapixel, 10x optical zoom).

Outdoor adventures from a perspective not often seen

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