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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

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Adventure Guides

Explore: Wildflower Viewing in Northern Colorado – Part 3

By On September 29, 2015

Well, Fresh Air Fort Collins readers – wildflower season has come to an end. I’ve spent the entire 2015 wildflower season observing bloom patterns at different elevations on different trails all around… Read More

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Adventure Guides

Explore: Wildflower Viewing in Northern Colorado – Part 2

By On August 13, 2015

Well, I felt like I blinked and July was gone. It doesn’t help that we had so much rain in May and June, making it feel like a shortened summer already. However,… Read More

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Backpacking

Backpack: Cirque Meadow

By On August 3, 2015

Over the last two summers I’ve written about different camping styles to help readers find their favorite summer hangouts in our nearby mountains. There’s the Best Campgrounds in Poudre Canyon Guide, and How… Read More

Campfire
Adventure Guides

How To Go Dispersed Camping in Northern Colorado

By On June 29, 2015

Last summer when I took over Fresh Air Fort Collins I got right on top of the Best Campgrounds in Poudre Canyon guide. It has been a wildly popular post and has… Read More

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Big South

Hike: Big South Trail

By On June 23, 2015

I would often drive by the Big South trailhead in upper Poudre Canyon and think to myself, “I will hike that trail this summer.” But, for some reason or another, I never… Read More

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Cameron Pass, CO

Snowshoe: Gould Loop

By On March 27, 2015

One thing that I’ve been trying to focus on is being in the moment. I used to hate this phrase. It seemed like some new age ideology, which I stubbornly try to… Read More

Activity

Snowshoe: Zimmerman Lake

By On January 30, 2015

Early last June I got a group of friends together for a short hike to Zimmerman Lake. Since it was summer and it seemed like most of the higher elevation trails were… Read More

Activity

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

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Activity

Best Campgrounds in Poudre Canyon

By On August 27, 2014

There’s nothing quite like sleeping underneath the stars, eating s’mores, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and coming home smelling like campfire. Camping is a great way to escape the weekly grind… 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

Best Weekend Trips

Cross Country Ski Cameron Pass: Lake Agnes Trail

By On February 19, 2014

  Lake Agnes is one of the most popular destinations in Cameron Pass and it’s pretty challenging if you come on cross country skis, but high-alpine lakes are always a must, in… 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 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

Announcements

So Now Where Do We Play Part II: The Government Shutdown

By On October 2, 2013

It seems that September was the month without national parks, first with the flooding and now with this government shutdown nonsense. I think we all can agree that natural disasters suck and… Read More