Chief Mountain (11,700) & Squaw Mountain ( 11,398) Evergreen CO Hiked 7/6/14

Starting Elevation: 11,000Ft Highest Elevation: 11,700 Ft ( total elevation gain was around 1800 ft.) Trail Length: Officially I thought 4.8 miles…8.7 miles later I am pretty sure the book was wrong Trial uses:  Hiker, biker & Horses some portions are a 4×4 road Degree of difficulty:  Moderate Bathrooms:  None Pets: Yes – Although onContinue reading “Chief Mountain (11,700) & Squaw Mountain ( 11,398) Evergreen CO Hiked 7/6/14”

Herman Gulch Trail #98 to Herman Lake, Bakerville CO hiked 6/28/14 & 7/4/14

Starting Elevation: 10,340 Highest Elevation:  12,000 is where the Lake is at.  We had a total elevation gain of  around 1800ft Trail Length:  8 miles officially, we made it about 7 miles on 6/28 and the full 8 today. Trail Uses: Hiker, Biker & Horses Degree of Difficulty:  Moderate to difficult Mostly because of elevation.Continue reading “Herman Gulch Trail #98 to Herman Lake, Bakerville CO hiked 6/28/14 & 7/4/14”

Grizzly Gulch, Bakerville CO Hiked 6/21/14

Starting Elevation: 9800 ft Highest Elevation: 11,000Ft ish (we didn’t have our watch and I can find almost nothing on this trail.  I know the parking lot is at 9800 ft and I got 100 flights of stairs so 1000 ft total elevation gain) Trail Length:  6 Miles from the parking lot right off theContinue reading “Grizzly Gulch, Bakerville CO Hiked 6/21/14”

Baker Loveland Trail #60, Bakerville CO Hiked 6/7/14

Starting Elevation: 9800 Highest Elevation 10,714 ( 900ft total elevation gain)Ft Trail Length: 10 miles round trip Trail uses:  Hiker, Biker, Snowshoeing, Crosscountry skiing Degree of difficulty: Easy Fees: None Bathrooms: None Pets: Yes My new Keens have not been kind, I am so sad because these bad boys have kept me hiking relatively pain-freeContinue reading “Baker Loveland Trail #60, Bakerville CO Hiked 6/7/14”

Hiking repeaters over the weekend of 5/31 & 6/1/14

My usual hiking buddy was not available for a Saturday hike so I leaned on one of my friends…. and frankly kind of tricked her.  At first I was all sweet, I will pick something easy but with good views…something close.  But Lisa has been working out like crazy so after a few probing questionsContinue reading “Hiking repeaters over the weekend of 5/31 & 6/1/14”

Bergen Peak(Repeater), Evergreen CO hiked 5/24/14

The snow is still plentiful all over the mountains and frankly I didn’t feel like dealing with it last weekend but I really wanted to get close to 10,000 ft high.  Plus I have been feeling sadly out of shape so I picked my favorite standby, Bergen Peak (Hike Details here).  The day was actuallyContinue reading “Bergen Peak(Repeater), Evergreen CO hiked 5/24/14”

Peaks Trail #45, Breckenridge CO Hiked 5/3/14

Starting Elevation:  10,075 Ft Highest Elevation: 10,221 Ft Trail Length: We did a total of 6.5 miles round trip but you can take this trail all the way to Frisco for 10 miles one way. Trail Uses: Hiker, biker, cross-country skiing, snowshoe, Degree of Difficulty:  Moderate to difficult depending on how far you want toContinue reading “Peaks Trail #45, Breckenridge CO Hiked 5/3/14”

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”

Spring Break hiking 3/1- 3/6/14 All Repeaters

When my nieces came to visit me last year, their one request was more hiking.  I honestly had no idea they would like it as much as they did.  I wanted to get them out as much as possible while still giving them a break from school.  I had grand plans, hike 3/1, snowshoe 3/2,Continue reading “Spring Break hiking 3/1- 3/6/14 All Repeaters”

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”