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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

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Cross-Country Ski Cameron Pass: The Gould Loop

By On January 3, 2014

Located less than two hours away and virtually unreachable by  other major cities in Colorado, Cameron Pass is an uncrowded Winter playground for the Fort Collins crowd. While much of the Cameron… Read More

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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

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Video Tour in Rocky Mountain National Park: The Lakes at Tyndal Gorge and Loch Vale

By On August 30, 2013

I thought I do another video tour of a hike since that seemed to be a pretty popular one last time. And really, what better way to check out a trail than… Read More

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Great Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes: Lake Haiyaha

By On August 28, 2013

So, today’s post picks-up where I left last week on the Lakes at the Bear Lake TH in Rocky Mountain National Park. So, you’ll have plenty of options for your Labor Day… Read More

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Rock Mountain National Park: Dream Lake, Nymph Lake, Emerald Lake and Then Even More Lakes!

By On August 21, 2013

This past Sunday I went up to Rock Mountain without reading a guide book. Or really knowing anything other than where to get off the shuttle and that I wanted to see… Read More

The Bookmark. It's that weird little thing on the top.
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Climbing Lumpy Ridge: Rolling Melvin’s Wheel Up The Bookmark

By On July 11, 2013

The 37th Cog in Melvin’s Wheel, or more commonly referred to as simply Melvin’s Wheel, is the route we took up to the bookmark. 5 pitches (that you can make into 3… Read More

The Diamond and Columbine Falls. At the end of the Chasm Lake Hike, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
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Rocky Mountain Park’s Chasm Lake Hike: The Diamond, Waterfalls, and Wildlife. Oh Yeah, and It’s Free.

By On June 20, 2013

There aren’t a lot of places where you can hike for free in Rocky Mountain National Park. Most everything involves waiting in line at the ranger station to pay for your day… Read More

You run up that, too. Basically, you just run uphill forever.
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Hike Horsetooth Rock: The Path Less Traveled

By On May 16, 2013

The Horsetooth Rock hike is the most essential of all essential Fort Collins hikes. Telling people you live here and have never set foot on that trail is like telling someone from… Read More