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”

Weigh in Day 2/21/14 -1lb, 55.4 down 34.6 left to go

I have to tell you this week was really tough.  There were work lunches I had to participate in that were catered in with no input from the attendees, so my choices were limited and I guessed on calories eaten on those 2 days.  I wont lie, I also indulged in the crazy rich, fatContinue reading “Weigh in Day 2/21/14 -1lb, 55.4 down 34.6 left to go”

Lookout Mountain via Chimney Gulch, Golden CO Hiked 2/15/14

Chimney Gulch> Windy Saddle Trail> Lookout Mountain Starting Elevation:  5780 Ft Highest Elevation: 7570 Ft ( total elevation gain around 1800 feet) Trail uses: Hiker, Biker & Horses Trail Length:  Officially Approximately 8 miles, my fitbit said a little over 9 miles Degree of difficulty: Moderate, it is steep in some parts but I amContinue reading “Lookout Mountain via Chimney Gulch, Golden CO Hiked 2/15/14”

weigh in Day 2/14/14 -.6, 54.4 lbs down 35.6 left to go

I know the loss isn’t much but in my mind it is huge because I had my monthly visitor hit this week and was still going through it on weigh in day so any loss is monumental at a time like this.  I worked out hard all week and patiently waited for my snowshoes toContinue reading “weigh in Day 2/14/14 -.6, 54.4 lbs down 35.6 left to go”

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”

Weigh in Day 2/7/14 -1LB, 53.8 LBS down – 36.2 left to go.

Yay!  My first loss of the new year… that seems a little shameful since we are 6 weeks in but I am ok with it.  I traveled in that time and gave up diet coke and now I finally feel like I am back in a groove. Working out has felt really great each dayContinue reading “Weigh in Day 2/7/14 -1LB, 53.8 LBS down – 36.2 left to go.”

Mason Creek Trail – Staunton State Park, Conifer CO Hiked 2/1/14

Mason Creek Trail Lowest Elevation: 8200 ish feet Highest Elevation: 9300 isn feet( Total Elevation gain 1100Ft) Trail Length: we were shooting for 7-9 miles, what we got was 6 miles round trip. Trail Uses: Hiker, Biker, Horses and in winter snow shoe and cross country skiing Degree of difficulty:  Moderate Fees: $7 a day ORContinue reading “Mason Creek Trail – Staunton State Park, Conifer CO Hiked 2/1/14”

My hiking adventures on 1/18 & 1/19/14

My one goal this past weekend was just to make it above 9000Ft on our hike.  I had wanted to hit a new trail and then we got on I70 going west on a Saturday morning.  It was a parking lot even before Evergreen which is pretty bad.  With the traffic nightmare ahead of us,Continue reading “My hiking adventures on 1/18 & 1/19/14”

Weigh in Day 1/10/14 +5.4LBs, 53.6 lbs down 36.4 left to go

This is obviously no shock to me,  seeing as I have been dodging the scale for months AND not really tracking my calories.  I know it was worse last week and I lost some weight this week.  I am ok not knowing how much I lost or how much more the gain back might haveContinue reading “Weigh in Day 1/10/14 +5.4LBs, 53.6 lbs down 36.4 left to go”