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Kristin Mastre


Hike: LuLu City

By On September 13, 2016

Late summer-early fall hikes capture my attention since the season feels so short. There is a golden window of opportunity; the afternoon high alpine lightning storm are over, snow fields have dried… Read More


New Look, New Adventures!

By On September 1, 2016

It’s a new month with some new beginnings. As of today, I handed off Feasting Fort Collins to a new writer on our team in the Scoop Blog Network and I’m moving… Read More

Roosevelt Arch
Deep Thoughts

National Parks: For The Benefit And Enjoyment Of The People

By On July 27, 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. August 25th, to be exact. It’s a Centennial worthy of celebrating because without the NPS we wouldn’t have 407 amazing National… Read More

First Aid Kit on Hike
Wilderness First Aid

Learn: What You Need In A First Aid Kit

By On June 27, 2016

Most of us have one of those general cookie-cutter first aid kits in our packs – the ones that we purchased from the shelves of an outdoor store, comprised of a few… Read More


Watch: Adventure Film Festivals

By On June 12, 2016

There’s nothing like getting outdoors to experience amazing adventures first-hand. In fact, disconnecting from media is a primary reason why we all head for the hills. But you can’t deny yourself some… Read More

Wilderness First Aid Training
Wilderness First Aid

Learn: Wilderness First Aid

By On May 16, 2016

Years ago when my kids were still little toddlers, we had been playing in the backyard when my husband yelled for help from the garage. I didn’t hear him at first, so… Read More

Arapaho Bend
Arapaho Bend Natural Area

Explore: Arapaho Bend Natural Area

By On May 11, 2016

There are times I feel like I’m chained to my laptop, hunkered down in my basement office, typing away on writing deadlines. I do get out on the trail quite often, but… Read More

Joe Wright Trail
cameron pass

Snowshoe: Joe Wright Trail

By On May 4, 2016

Oh, it’s 73 degrees and sunny outside? The trails in the foothills are open and dry? And you’re about to ditch your snowshoes and skis for trail runners and shorts? Well, hold… Read More

Nokhu Crags
cameron pass

Snowshoe: Lake Agnes

By On April 28, 2016

There are a handful of places in the mountains that make me feel like I’m home. I can sit next to a babbling creek surrounded by beautiful wildflowers with the sun shining… Read More

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Adventure Guides

Explore: Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

By On April 18, 2016

If you drive north on I-25 toward Wyoming, past farms and ranches stretching as far as the eye can see, beyond the Pronghorn grazing in the distance, on winding dirt roads that… Read More

Foot Care on the Trail
Adventure Guides

Sponsored Post: How To Take Care Of Your Feet on High Mileage Hikes

By On March 31, 2016

Right around New Year’s Day I was kickin’ back on the couch watching a show about Denali. “I need to go on a bucket list trip this year,” I told Bill. “I… Read More

Sawmill Creek Trail
Cameron Pass, CO

Snowshoe: Sawmill Creek

By On March 25, 2016

There are moments when I’m in the mountains that the sun shines brightly on my face giving me a deep warm feeling to my core, the air is thick with the rich… Read More

Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro
Gear Reviews

Tested: Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

By On March 18, 2016

If you are one of those outdoor adventurists that refuses to let winter weather stop you from getting out on the trails, then there are two essential traction devices you’re going to… Read More


Sponsored Post: Stand-Up Fort Collins!

By On March 14, 2016

If you haven’t noticed, the local comedy scene is growing by leaps and bounds, by people who have the same mindset as the bloggers in this network. Bloggers are all about the… Read More

Pawnee Buttes

Hike: Pawnee Buttes

By On March 11, 2016

It’s that time of year when some people come out of their hibernation and start hitting the trails. Warm weather hiking season has begun, especially now that seasonal closures are over! The… Read More

Fern Lake Trail1
Estes Park

Snowshoe: Fern Lake

By On February 26, 2016

I’ve mentioned in some posts and Instagram updates that it’s “more about the moment than the milage.” This has been a recurring thought I tell myself when I’m not able to complete… Read More