Burning Bear Trail #601, Grant Co Snowshoed 4/19/14

Starting Elevation:  9627Ft Highest Elevation:   10,708Ft is the highest we made it but the highest part of the hike is supposed to be 10,740 ft Trail Length:  The full length of the trail round trip is a 13 miles to Hall Valley  Trailhead we made it just under 8 miles round trip almost toContinue reading “Burning Bear Trail #601, Grant Co Snowshoed 4/19/14”

TrailRidge Road Hike/Snowshoe RMNP, Estes Park CO hiked 4/5/14

There is a Facebook Page called Enjoy Estes Park and every Thursday they run a contest for an all expenses paid trip to Estes Park, free lodging, free meals, Free beer and wine, free snacks throughout the day, free rental of sporting goods and they even gave us money to spend in some of the storesContinue reading “TrailRidge Road Hike/Snowshoe RMNP, Estes Park CO hiked 4/5/14”

St. Mary’s Glacier Snowshoe, St. Mary’s/Alice CO Snowshoed 3/29/14

Starting Elevation: 10,423 Ft Highest Elevation: 11, 023 Ft Trail Length: To the base of the glacier and back it is 2 miles round trip Trail Uses: Snowshoe, skis, snowboards, cross country skis Degree of Difficulty: To the glacier easy to moderate Bathroom: Yes – there is a well used port -o-potty in the parkingContinue reading “St. Mary’s Glacier Snowshoe, St. Mary’s/Alice CO Snowshoed 3/29/14”

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park( RMNP)- Estes Park CO- Snowshoed 3/22/14

Starting Elevation:  somewhere in the mid 9000’s Highest Elevation: A little over 10,000 Ft- our watch that gives us the elevation is no longer working so this is a guestimate. Trail Uses: Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Winter only trail as it is an actual road in summer. Trail Length:  5.5 miles Round trip butContinue reading “Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park( RMNP)- Estes Park CO- Snowshoed 3/22/14”

Nymph, Dream & Emerald Lakes – RMNP – Estes CO, Snowshoed 3/15/14

Nymph Lake > Dream Lake > Emerald Lake Starting Elevation: 9400 ft Highest Elevation: 10,100 ft Trail Uses: hiking, snowshoe, cross-country skiing, hike in ski out…. anything with skis…. Trail Length: Officially 3.8 miles, we walked around Emerald and Nymph lakes a lot so we got around 4.5 miles for the day… it took usContinue reading “Nymph, Dream & Emerald Lakes – RMNP – Estes CO, Snowshoed 3/15/14”

Nordic Center Snowshoe, Breckenridge CO Snowshoed 3/2/14

Willow Trail > Engleman Trail > Hallelujah Hut Starting Elevation:  Around 9800 Ft Highest Elevation: Around 10,800 Ft ( total guess based on my fitbit number of stairs) Trail Uses: Snowshoe only – Designated Terrain Park Trail Length: 6-ish miles round trip Degree of Difficulty:  Easy(Willow) to Moderate(Engleman) Bathrooms: Yes – At the Nordic CenterContinue reading “Nordic Center Snowshoe, Breckenridge CO Snowshoed 3/2/14”

Butler Gulch Snowshoe, Empire CO 2/22/14

On Tuesday when I came home to the huge box with our snowshoes, I kinda wanted to go out right then and to try them out.  Unfortunately there is no real snow here on the Front Range so I had to wait until the weekend to get my fix in. I had hiked Butler Gulch(Continue reading “Butler Gulch Snowshoe, Empire CO 2/22/14”

Mills Lake via Galcier Gorge RMNP Snowshoed 2/8/14

I know I usually start with all the details of a new hike but this snowshoe was not what I expected, instead it was everything I could have hoped for and more.  Because of that I have no hard facts and no path to tell you to follow but I can tell you I amContinue reading “Mills Lake via Galcier Gorge RMNP Snowshoed 2/8/14”