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”

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”

Mt. Falcon, Morrison CO (repeater) hiked 11/3/13

I had great expectations for that this second hike of my 3 day weekend on Saturday…. like climb Mt. Everest expectations….. What I got was not so great. *** WARNING FEMALE ISSUES WILL BE DISCUSSED****There are just days that are not meant to be…. I have been off the pill for 2 years, I canContinue reading “Mt. Falcon, Morrison CO (repeater) hiked 11/3/13”

Hells Hole Trail #53, Idaho Springs CO hiked 10/26/13

Hell’s Hole Trail #53 Starting Elevation:  9600Ft Highest Elevation: 11,578 Ft ( total Elevation gain was around 2200 ft.) Hells Hole is actually at 11,200 but we went past and above it. Trail Length:  I read anywhere from 8-10 miles on the accounts of it I could find.  My fitbit was close to 10 milesContinue reading “Hells Hole Trail #53, Idaho Springs CO hiked 10/26/13”

Pawnee Pass Trail – Brainard Lake Recreation Area, Ward CO 8/24/13

Pawnee Pass Trail Starting Elevation:  10,500 Feet Highest Elevation:  12,550 Feet ( total elevation gain approx. 2200 feet) Trail Length:  9.2 miles, my pedometer said we got around 10.5 miles but we did venture around quite a bit, It took us about 5.5 hours total Trail Uses:  Hiker only Degree of DIfficulty:  Moderate difficult givenContinue reading “Pawnee Pass Trail – Brainard Lake Recreation Area, Ward CO 8/24/13”

Chicago Lakes Trail #52, Arapahoe National Forest – Idaho Springs CO 8/10/13

The Chicago Lakes Trail #52 Starting Elevation: 10,650 ( Lowest point of the hike 10,320) Highest Elevation: 11,740 ( Lower lake at 11,420ft.  Total elevation gain approximately 2000ft) Trail Length:  Officially I saw everything from 9-10 miles, my fitbit said we went 11 miles but we did walk around the upper lake a lot. TrailContinue reading “Chicago Lakes Trail #52, Arapahoe National Forest – Idaho Springs CO 8/10/13”

St. Vrain Mountain Trail, Allens Park CO 6/15/13 – Part 2

Check out part 1 here When we finally got to the top of St. Vrain mountain, the views were really breath-taking and if the wind hadn’t been so bad we would have spent a lot more time up there.  We knew there was a chance of a storm rolling in so we kept a closeContinue reading “St. Vrain Mountain Trail, Allens Park CO 6/15/13 – Part 2”

Spruce Mountain Trail (open space), Larkspur Colorado 5/26/13

Spruce Mountain Trail> Spruce Mountain Loop> Access Road> Spruce Mountain Trailhead Starting Elevation: 7127Ft. Highest Elevation: 7568, for 550 feet elevation gain, but there is some up and down to if you do the loop I think you get closer to 650 ft Trip Length: Officially 5.5 miles and that is about what my fitbitContinue reading “Spruce Mountain Trail (open space), Larkspur Colorado 5/26/13”

Ben Tyler Trail #606 – 3rd time is NOT the charm! 5/25/13

Ahh how we are gluttons for punishment!  This past week was another perfect, warm week in Denver and as a result we convinced ourselves that we would try Ben Tyler ( Hike Details here) this weekend in hopes the snow was manageable enough to make it to the top.  I cannot tell you how desperateContinue reading “Ben Tyler Trail #606 – 3rd time is NOT the charm! 5/25/13”

Weigh in Day 5/24/13 -1.2 lbs, 53.4 lbs down 36.4 left to go

I am thrilled that this week was finally one with a loss!!!! It was a weird week in that I had to take it easy on in terms of working out, I have been battling with an ingrown toenail(super yuck!) for quite a while and last week while on St. Vrain Mt. trail I reallyContinue reading “Weigh in Day 5/24/13 -1.2 lbs, 53.4 lbs down 36.4 left to go”