Hiking Twin Sisters Trail, July 13th, 2013

OK, I’m playing catchup on a hike or two, so here’s the first one.

It’s been almost 3 years since I’ve hiked the trail up to Twin Sisters. It’s a rugged trail with lots of great views of Long’s Peak and Mt. Meeker along the way. It’s always a heavily used trail as you can tell by the line of cars parked along the road leading to the trailhead. A little more than 3.5 to the summit, 3.7 according to a lot of the websites out there, more if you want to count the walk from your car to the trailhead depending on how far away you have to park. Consider it a little bit of a warmup to the actual hike itself. You should be stretching anyway before and after any hike.

Starting elevation 9000 feet, elevation gain to summit 2428 feet.

The day started out a bit overcast, but as we hiked further up the trail the clouds moved away and sunshine rained supreme for awhile. Once reaching the summit, a few clouds moved in again but not of a threatening kind, so everything was good. All and all another great day to be outdoors! Here are a few photos from the hike, unfortunately for me charging my batteries the night before the hike, didnt last so long, so I only was able to get a couple of shots basically by shutting the camera off and allowing the batteries to rest every few minutes, so I could try to get a good capture. Anyways, enjoy!

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Bridal Veil Falls Hike, June 23rd, 2012

6.4 miles later my first hike of the season was a success, despite the heat. Bridal Veil Falls is located within Rocky Mountain National Park, just outside of Estes Park, CO. This was my first time on this trail and overall it was easy hike with the most difficult part being the last half mile where it’s the most steep, but definitely manageable. Overall elevation gain over the 3.2 mile trek in is just over 1000 feet.

Here are a few photos from Saturdays hike.

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