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Hike: Denny’s Point in Pingree Park in Poudre Canyon

By On September 12, 2014

You know the Scouts motto: Always Be Prepared. It’s something to remember for every mountain outing. Although, it took on new meaning for me last weekend while I was up in Poudre… Read More

Fly Fishing

Weekend Adventure Report

By On August 25, 2014

Sometimes I think I get too paranoid while solo hiking in the wilderness. That is, until something actually happens. I spent this weekend fly fishing and attempting to hike around the Long… Read More

Estes Park

Hike: Hidden Valley at Rocky Mountain National Park

By On August 20, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of the most beautiful areas to hike and fish in, there’s an abundance of wildlife to view, and it’s… Read More


Weekend Adventure Report

By On August 18, 2014

With the changing of  blog writers and new blog topics to cover, there’s also going to be some new post series here on Fresh Air Fort Collins. I’ll publish posts twice a… 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


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

Fort Collins, CO

 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

Fort Collins, CO

Westridge Trail Review

By On April 30, 2014

Westridge Trail (Click to see map) is a new trail for me in Lory State Park, I’ve done the same loops many times not venturing off the beaten path, until this past weekend.… Read More

Bobcat Ridge
Fort Collins, CO

Best Hiking Trails of Fort Collins: Bobcat Ridge

By On March 19, 2014

One of the best things about Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is how varied it is. Few other places can boast not only foothills views, wooded areas, red rocks, and jutting granite boulder… Read More

Fort Collins, CO

Poudre Canyon Hikes: Kreutzer Nature Trail to Mt. McConnel

By On February 12, 2014

There aren’t many great views in Poudre Canyon. Not that they’re bad. But Grey Rock is the most popular hike for a reason- you get to see a lot from the top.… Read More

Fort Collins, CO

Pet Safety on the Trail: Hunting Season Can Mean a Case of Mistaken Identity for Your Trail Buddy

By On February 7, 2014

It’s hunting season now and big game like elk and deer aren’t the only animals in season. It’s also hunting season for Coyotes. Actually, it’s always hunting season for coyotes You know… Read More

Best of Fresh Air

10 Best Parks and Open Spaces in Fort Collins

By On January 8, 2014

I don’t know how it has escaped me for so long- a top 10 list of local parks. But today the indecision ends! Today you get the top 10 places for exploring… Read More

Sky Pond (9)
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The Top 10 Fresh Air Fort Collins Posts of 2013

By On December 31, 2013

It was nice to reflect on this last year in posts and realize that I had more than ten posts to choose from. It still feels weird that I’ve been doing this… Read More

Castle Rock

Quote of the Week: Thoughts and Trips for Fall

By On October 16, 2013

“Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower”                                                                                                                                        -Albert Camus We’re nearing the end of Fall. Those who have lived in Colorado long enough know that any minute… Read More

Best of Day Trips

Best Fall Hikes in Fort Collins: Dadd Gulch

By On October 9, 2013

It’s not often I get to roll two “best of” categories into one, but this hike deserves it. This is not only a best of Fall, but also a best for dogs… Read More

Arthur's rock in Lory State Park
Best of Fresh Air

Finding Fall Colors: Lory State Park

By On October 4, 2013

Hopefully we won’t end up with a lame Fall like we’ve had in the past. Colorado has a tendency to skip seasons and with an early snowstorm on the horizon, waking up… Read More