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My Summer of Hiking

With summer and warmer weather already here, I’m gearing up for another Colorado hiking season. Last year’s was spectacular, with my puppy Anna and I getting out to do more than a trail a week between the end of March and the end of October. We explored several new locations, oftentimes with friends or my […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!

Happy birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park! That’s right, today – January 26th, 2015 – is the park’s 100th birthday. On this day in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill to designate what some call the Switzerland of the U.S. as a national park. In honor of one of my favorite places in Colorado, particularly […]

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The Ghosts of Christmas 2014

When it comes to travel, I’ll be honest, this past year was rather slow, all things considered. I didn’t jet away to some far off foreign land, as I’ve done in years past. I didn’t set foot outside my own country, actually. I didn’t even explore a new destination, really, opting instead to stay around […]

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Hiking the Maroon Bells

Hiking the Maroon Bells near Aspen is one of the best experiences to be had when visiting Colorado. But when a friend of mine and I recently stopped in for a short walk, I left disappointed. That’s something not many people feel when leaving the area. The mountains and reflective waters are, after all, one […]

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Hiking in Steamboat Springs

A lot of hiking trails in Steamboat Springs lead to fantastic spots. And so with only three days in town, my friend and I had to be pretty picky as to what we selected for each day. While others may choose different trails, these are the three we hit and the reasons why… Thunderhead After […]

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Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs

Anna and I were joined by some friends this last weekend as we hiked up to Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs. Our collective jaws dropped – including those of the dogs – when we rounded the corner and got out first glimpse of the falls through the trees and beyond the wooden bridge. What […]

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The Week of Anna

Didn’t you get the memo? This is the week of Anna. As in my puppy. Yes. We declared it to be her week a few months ago. In order to celebrate appropriately, I took the week off from work to get to all we have planned. The week started this past Saturday with a trip […]

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My Five Rules of Hiking

Are there rules to hiking? Don’t you just throw on a pack with some water and munchies and hit the trail? Well, yeah, that’s certainly one way of doing it. And for most hikes that’s okay. But there are a few other things to keep in mind before heading out the door. And after hearing […]

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