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Chloe Johnson


Goodbye, Fresh Air Fort Collins!

By On August 15, 2014

After more than two years writing Fresh Air Fort Collins, today is my last post. Thanks for reading! It sure has been fun and I’ve learned easily as much as any of… Read More


Larimer County August Events

By On August 1, 2014

Guided Hikes and Events Saturday, August 2 at 9:00 a.m. “Eager Beavers” Join naturalist and former veterinarian Bob at River Bluffs Open Space, located just east of I-25 between Windsor and Timnath, for a… Read More


August Natural Areas Events

By On July 30, 2014

CITY OF FORT COLLINS AUGUST EVENTS Skygazing at Fossil Creek Saturday, August 2, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area Meet at the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Dress warmly and bring… Read More


Cheyeanne Canyon Rock Climbing

By On July 11, 2014

The climbing best known in Colorado Springs is in the Garden of the Gods park, where the sandstone is crumbly and you get to climb while gobs of open-mouth tourists point and… Read More


On The Road: Hiking Pikes Peak

By On July 9, 2014

Pikes Peak is probably the most popular of all the 14ers. …..Because there is no need for hiking Pikes Peak at all; you can just drive up it. Not that it isn’t pretty,… Read More

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Fort Collins Lakes: Swimming and Fishing at Pinewood Reservoir

By On July 2, 2014

Pinewood Reservoir might not actually count as one of the Fort Collins Lakes, since it’s actually in the Loveland/Big Thompson area, but it’s still in Larimer County, and that’s good enough for… Read More

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Best Hikes of Rocky Mountain: Black Lake

By On June 25, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park has no shortage of views. They’re all great, but some are absolutely spectacular. Black Lake is the latter. MY RATING: 5 Stars. Black Lake is one of the best hikes in Rocky… Read More


Quote of the Week

By On June 13, 2014

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The New Drive to Estes Park: What To Expect After Last Year’s Floods

By On June 6, 2014

I recently made my first trip of the year to Estes Park, the first time I’ve driven there since last September’s floods. I was a little anxious about what St. Vrain and Big… Read More


Just OK Hikes in Boulder County: Heil Ranch

By On June 4, 2014

Unlike last week’s great hike at Hall Ranch, just a few miles away from and not to be confused with, Heil Ranch is crowded and simply not as spectacular. Don’t get me wrong,… Read More


Hall Ranch: A Video Tour

By On May 30, 2014

Here’s the first actual video I’ve edited from clips I took while out on hikes. It’s not photos spliced together and set to music, like I’ve done before. This is an actual video,… Read More


Best Parks in Nothern Colorado: Hall Ranch

By On May 28, 2014

Closer than Estes Park and without all the Summer mayhem and shuttle bus hassles, Hall Ranch in Boulder County makes for a scenic alternative for busy Summer weekends. You’ll still get the… Read More


Hidden Gems: Union Reservoir Dog Beach

By On May 22, 2014

A little out of the way, but worth the 40 minute drive up to North Longmont, Union Reservoir is a sprawling lake with access to fishing, boating, swimming, and yes, the one… Read More


City of Fort Collins: Natural Areas Department Free Activities in June

By On May 16, 2014

Natural Areas Department Offers Free Activities in June It is June, the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy your natural areas with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide during a free educational… Read More

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 June Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

By On May 14, 2014

June calendar for the Larimer County Open Spaces   Guided Hikes and Events Monday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers” Join Larimer County naturalists for a program designed for your 2-5 year… Read More


Quad Rock 2014

By On May 9, 2014

  If you’re planning a trip to Lory or Horsetooth this weekend, heads up! The Quad Rock 25 and 50 mile race is this Saturday, May 10. Last year about 270 people… Read More