Mt Flora

With summer basically done, and winter activity sports not yet ramping up, but hunting season is open… we decided to hit up a 13er with a brisk breeze – Mt Flora! The weather cooperated – no storms were rolling in, as this hike is way above tree line (it starts at Berthod Pass) we were…

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Herman’s Gulch

Another of my favorite hikes. A bit but kicking, but delightful! We have a day off of work, so I phoned a friend and said, hey, this will be fun, wanna go? Luckily she said yes! This is a beautiful mountain lake hike, with the trail head right off of 70, which makes it easy…

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Silver Dollar Trail and Murray Lake

This is indeed one of my most favorite hikes! It’s at altitude, so it’s cooler in the summer, and there are not 1 but 2 lakes to treat you! This year another friend and I decided to go early to “beat the crowds”. We got the very last official parking spot at the top. We…

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Spruce Mountain Hike

It was going to be high 90’s but I still wanted to get some miles under my feet! I had book marked a nice page on hikes with shade. Spruce mountain looked like a pretty decent hike, some nice shade and a good parking lot! It is located in Larkspur which can be known for…

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White Ranch Park – Rawhide Trail

Decided to enjoy an afterwork hike before the holiday! It was going to be 90 degrees in Denver at 2, so we decided to find something with shade. I hadn’t enjoyed this park in a number of years and didn’t remember much until we started hiking around it. We chose to take the Raw Hide…

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Apex, Argos, Pick n Sledge, Magic Mountain loop

I enjoy how close Apex Park is home and how many trails are available! I had a random monday off and decided to enjoy nature. Since it was close to home and generally full cell signal I wasn’t too nervous about going solo! The wild flowers were on point and the quiet and mostly solitude…

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Royal Arch Hike

Made a jaunt for this hike with a friend between the storm clouds after work. There are a number of ways to reach the trail to the arch and my friend showed me yet a different one. It always surprised me how quickly the altitude kicks your butt on the initial up hills at chautauqua!…

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Royal Arch

I had done this hike years ago with the hubby and the pups, in the dead of summer. This time it was with a friend, in the winter! Still beautiful, quiet, and mostly just myself and my hiking buddy! It was march, and surprisingly very icy after the turn off. Not recommended without spikes! We…

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Standley Lake North Trail

Took a nice walk with a friend and their dog near Standley Lake this past weekend. I have never specifically walked around this lake, but I have been near it and the views were lovely. My friend had hurt their back, so needed something with nothing too steep and nothing too muddy. We got the…

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Mt Sniktau

2 miles, out (really more like up) and back. Initial elevation 10 thousand feet – ish Summit elevation 13 thousand feet – ish Elevation gain 1500 ish (let’s just say – a lot) When I was training for Kilimanjaro, we did some 13-ners (aka, 13 thousand plus feet at the summit). The gals and I…

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