Weigh in Day 1/10/14 +5.4LBs, 53.6 lbs down 36.4 left to go

This is obviously no shock to me,  seeing as I have been dodging the scale for months AND not really tracking my calories.  I know it was worse last week and I lost some weight this week.  I am ok not knowing how much I lost or how much more the gain back might haveContinue reading “Weigh in Day 1/10/14 +5.4LBs, 53.6 lbs down 36.4 left to go”

South Valley Ranch, Littleton CO hiked 1/4/14

Swallow Trail>Coyote Trail> Parking lot: Lowest Elevation: 6000 Ft Highest elevation: 6000 Ft Trail Length: 2.8 officially for one loop around, we did it 2 times for about 5.5-6 miles Trail uses: Hiker Degree of Difficulty:  Easy Fees:  None Bathrooms: Yes Pets: Yes It was crazy>thinking those weather forecasters might have it right.  I laughedContinue reading “South Valley Ranch, Littleton CO hiked 1/4/14”

My Last Hikes of 2013

Ok my goal with this post is to catch up on my back log of hikes that I did in December, it was both busy and slow hiking wise by my choice. We actually started out so strong and got a 3rd hike in 4 days done on 12/1/13.  We hit Green Mountain in LakewoodContinue reading “My Last Hikes of 2013”

Pine Valley Ranch to Buck Gulch, Pine CO hiked 11/30/13

Pine Lake >Buck Gulch>Skipper Trail> Strawberry Jack Trail> Park VIew Trail Lowest Elevation:  6800Ft Highest Elevation: 7900 Ft( although total elevation gain was closer to 1300+ Ft) Trail Length: 7-8 miles, it took us under 3 hours to complete Trail Uses: Hiker, Biker & Horses Degree of difficulty:  Easy to moderate Fees: None Bathrooms: AtContinue reading “Pine Valley Ranch to Buck Gulch, Pine CO hiked 11/30/13”

A Thanksgiving Hike – Roxborough State Park, hiked 11/28/13

Work has been so crazy and with such craziness means not going home to Chicago for Thanksgiving.  I also don’t get the Friday after Thanksgiving off so no crazy Thanksgiving party or over indulging for us!  I decided that a morning hike would make the day perfect with a nice dinner to follow.   IContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Hike – Roxborough State Park, hiked 11/28/13”

Staunton State Park, Conifer CO Hiked 11/23/13

Staunton Ranch > Scout Line> Marmot Passage>Bugling Elk> Stauton Ranch Lowest Elevation:  8120 Ft Highest Elevation: 9240 Ft ( I think total we got around 1800+ ft of elevation gain with the ups and downs) Trail Length:  Roughly 10 miles Trail Uses: Most of the trails were hiking, biking & Horses Scout Line is hikingContinue reading “Staunton State Park, Conifer CO Hiked 11/23/13”

Green Mountain – Lakewood CO Girlfriend Hike #4 11/17/13

Rooney Road > To Green Mt Summit trail Starting Elevation: 6061 ft HIghest Elevation: 6804 ft ( 900 Ft Total elevation gain) Trail Length: I thought 4 miles but we came up short at the summit and then went long…. so we got in 5 miles. Trail Uses: Hiker and biker Degree Of Difficulty: EasyContinue reading “Green Mountain – Lakewood CO Girlfriend Hike #4 11/17/13”

Cow Creek Trails Via Gem Lake, Estes Park CO Hiked 11/16/13

Gem Lake Trail> Cow Creek TrailHead Starting Elevation:  7882 Ft Highest elevation: 8830 Ft Trail Length:  Officially we did 9.2 miles around trip, my Fitbit said we did close to 11 miles ( it took us approximately 5.5 hours) Trail Uses:  Hiker only Degree of difficulty:  I consider Gem Lake Moderate, after the floods IContinue reading “Cow Creek Trails Via Gem Lake, Estes Park CO Hiked 11/16/13”

Belcher Hill Trail(repeater Hike)- White Ranch Park, Golden Co Hiked 11/10/13

I was thrilled 2 weeks ago when my friend Tricia from California was in town for a wedding.  That meant I got to spend all of Saturday with her just laughing and drinking…. not so great for my goals but super really good for  my psyche!  We had soo much fun! Ever dedicated to hiking,Continue reading “Belcher Hill Trail(repeater Hike)- White Ranch Park, Golden Co Hiked 11/10/13”