The Incline, Manitou Springs CO, Hiked on Easter – 4/5/2015

Starting Elevation:  6530 Ft Highest Elevation: 8550 Ft Trail Length: We did the Standard loop so 3.7 miles Trail Uses: Hiking only up the incline Degree of Difficulty: Strenuous Bathroom: Yes in the parking lot Pets:  Supposed to be no dogs but there were lots and off leash too and 2 almost knocked me down no owner in sight.Continue reading “The Incline, Manitou Springs CO, Hiked on Easter – 4/5/2015”

Deer Mountain, RMNP Estes Park CO, Hiked 7/19/14

Starting Elevation:  8930 Ft Highest Elevation:  10,013 Ft ( A total Elevation gain of almost 1100 Ft) Trail Length: 6 miles – it took us 3ish hours but we did spend a lot of time on the summit. Trail Uses:  Hiker & Horses ( but no horses allowed on the Summit spur) Degree of Difficulty:  ModerateContinue reading “Deer Mountain, RMNP Estes Park CO, Hiked 7/19/14”

Beginning again – Weigh in Day +9LBS ( 50lbs down 40 Lbs left to go)

So this is the first time I have really weighed in – in months. I have to say I was surprised it wasn’t more, which makes it about a pound a month. I can tell though that I have lost a lot of the climbing muscles in my legs which makes me think it mayContinue reading “Beginning again – Weigh in Day +9LBS ( 50lbs down 40 Lbs left to go)”

Still Hiking, just not so healthy……

It has been 8 months since I have been on track for the healthy part of this blog…. the hiking has finally started to suffer as a result. I am not sure how it happened other than me consciously deciding to not be healthy.  For about half that time, I have managed to ignore howContinue reading “Still Hiking, just not so healthy……”

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”

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”

Matthews/Winters Park, Lakeview CO Hiked 5/17/14

Zorro Trail> Dakota Ridge Trail> Village Walk>Red Rocks Trail> Morrison Slide> Red Rocks Trail> Dakota Ridge> Zorro Trail Starting elevation: 6055 ft Highest Elevation: 6800ft ( total Elevation gain was around 1600 ft) Trail Length: Approximately 9 miles, it took us 4 hours to do the whole hike Trail Uses: Some sections are hiking &Continue reading “Matthews/Winters Park, Lakeview CO Hiked 5/17/14”

Mt. Falcon (repeater), Morrison CO hiked 5/10/14

This past weekend I had a meeting I had to attend  at 11AM on Saturday and to be honest I figured we would just hike on Sunday.  Then this wicked storm was predicted to hit on Sunday, it started out not being so bad and moved to a couple of feet in the mountains severalContinue reading “Mt. Falcon (repeater), Morrison CO hiked 5/10/14”

Three Mile Creek Trail, Grant Co Hiked 4/26/14

Starting Elevation: 9022 ft Highest Elevation:  11800 ft but we only made it to 10,100 ft for a total of 1100 feet of elevation gain. Trail Length: Officially it is 13 miles round trip, on this hike we only made 5.2 miles round trip because of the snow. Trail Uses:  Hiker, Biker & Horses DegreeContinue reading “Three Mile Creek Trail, Grant Co Hiked 4/26/14”

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”