Trekking poles

Two weeks ago we made the decision to get some trekking poles.  This hit us as a necessity while we were slipping and sliding down the wet scramble at Upper Mohawk Lake noticing how much easier those with poles seemed to be doing.  Plus my knees are constantly grumbling to me about all this extra weight and what I expectContinue reading “Trekking poles”

Butler Gulch, Empire/Idaho Springs CO 9/8/12

Butler’s Gulch Trail Starting Elevation:  10,500ish Final Elevation :  11,900+ if you go all the way to the Jean Mine  ( 1400 ft elevation gain) Trip Length: 6 miles round trip, if you aren’t over protective of your lower carriage civic that doesn’t seem to like the way the road looks after the parking lots.Continue reading “Butler Gulch, Empire/Idaho Springs CO 9/8/12”

Upper Mohawk Lake – Breckenridge CO 9/1/12

Spruce Creek Trail -> Continental Falls Trail-> Mohawk Lakes Trail: Starting Elevation:  Approximately 10,400 ft Final Elevation:  Approximately 12,120 ft ( 1700 ft gain) Trip Length:  According to the trail head and all research, 7 miles round trip ( 3.5 out and 3.5 back)  According to my fitbit 8.5 miles.  We really took our timeContinue reading “Upper Mohawk Lake – Breckenridge CO 9/1/12”