Tag Archives: State Park

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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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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Skipping National Park Week

  National Park Week is this week in the United States. Happy days to all of those of you who were looking forward to it. There certainly is no shortage of great places to explore. And so I strongly suggest you get out and check out some of these amazing places. After all, they are […]

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A Weekend Hike

I missed posting a photo-of-the-week on Friday, because I was tied up with other things. So, instead, I’m sharing some photos from my hike with Anna yesterday. We visited one of our favorite spots, Castlewood Canyon State Park, which is a short drive southeast of Denver. The park has a few other spots to see, […]

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Planning the Hiking Season

I drove my puppy Anna home from the shelter at the end of last summer. We had time for a few hiking excursions after I got her, but the snow and cold quickly moved in. Now that the warmer temperatures are returning, melting any remaining snow and drying the trails, it’s time to begin planning […]

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Why I Don’t Like The National Parks

I know it’s hard to believe, but I’ve fallen out of love with the U.S. National Parks. Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon? Yeah, they’re all gorgeous places, but they’re flawed for me in a big way. The same goes for my favorite parks in Big Bend, Teddy Roosevelt, and Death Valley. So what’s the problem? […]

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Hiking with Benny

For the past few weeks, I’ve been hosting two visiting journalists – one from Pakistan and one from Germany. Based on my weird work schedule, and all of the things she wanted to do while in Denver, I wasn’t able to get out at all with the visiting Pakistani journalist. This morning, though, I went […]

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