James Peak Via St. Mary’s Glacier, Alice CO 6/29/13

The Glacier Hike> Jamaica Flats> James Peak: Starting Elevation: 10,423 Ft Highest Elevation: 13,294 Ft (2900 total elevation gain) Trail Length: 8 miles ( It varies as you cross the Flats and start the summit) It took us 4 hours total. Trail Uses: Hiker Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult due to elevation Bathroom: Port-o-pottyContinue reading “James Peak Via St. Mary’s Glacier, Alice CO 6/29/13”

Weigh in Day 6/21/13 -1lb, 55.2 lbs down- 34.8 left to go

I was pretty thrilled with my loss this week especially since I was so sore from Saturday’s hike that I was essentially a slug on Sunday. This has been a transformative week for me as our hike this past weekend really made me break through a wall I have let creep up over time.  TheContinue reading “Weigh in Day 6/21/13 -1lb, 55.2 lbs down- 34.8 left to go”

Twin Sisters Trail, Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park *Repeater* 6/8/13

Last week when I was hiking with my girlfriends, we were admiring Twin Sisters (Hike details here) at all of our different amazing view spots.  I think it took me 3 looks to realize that there was not all that much snow showing at the summit and by the end of that hike I knew thisContinue reading “Twin Sisters Trail, Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park *Repeater* 6/8/13”

Bear Peak Via Fern Canyon, Boulder CO 6/1/13

Walter Orr Robert Trail> Mesa> Fern Canyon> Bear Peak Trail> Bear Canyon Trail> Mesa Trail> Walter Orr Robert Trail @NCAR Starting Elevation:  6104 Highest Elevation: 8461 ( with some up s and downs we had a total Elevation gain of a little more than 2600 feet) Trip Length: Officially it is anywhere from 7.5 toContinue reading “Bear Peak Via Fern Canyon, Boulder CO 6/1/13”

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”

Belcher Hill Trail *Repeater Hike*, White Ranch Park – Golden Co 4/27/13

There is that moment every week when I commit to a trail and I always hope that the weather will let us do it.  This week the trail I committed to was too high up after yet another 2 day snow storm on Monday and Tuesday.  All week I debated how smart it would beContinue reading “Belcher Hill Trail *Repeater Hike*, White Ranch Park – Golden Co 4/27/13”

Weigh in Day 4/26/13 No Change…. 51.6 LBS down 38.4 left to go

No loss this week so I am trying to focus on the fact that I didn’t gain anything either. The weather this week started out very discouraging for a hiker, with more snow on Monday and Tuesday but it did warm up so nicely that by Friday I was practically bouncing on my toes waitingContinue reading “Weigh in Day 4/26/13 No Change…. 51.6 LBS down 38.4 left to go”

Bergen Peak Trail, Elk Meadow Open space *AGAIN* 4/20/13

This week has been tough on so many levels for so many reasons and I know I am not the only one struggling to find balance and meaning.  I can tell you that the only thing on our minds yesterday was getting out hiking and getting as high as we could (altitude wise of course),Continue reading “Bergen Peak Trail, Elk Meadow Open space *AGAIN* 4/20/13”

Hiking out of a Hangover – Deer Creek Canyon 4/13/13

Since I started hiking to healthy over a year ago I have been really good about not drinking on Friday nights before our hike, while it is my cheat day I never want to run the chance of a hangover hindering my hike on Saturday. That’s not to say that I still don’t get myContinue reading “Hiking out of a Hangover – Deer Creek Canyon 4/13/13”

Bergen Peak Trail + – Elk Meadow Jefferson County Open Space 4/6/13

I am on cloud 9, seriously 50 pounds lost on my weigh in yesterday and then today we kicked major butt on our hike.  We did Bergen Peak last August and to be honest it was insanely tough then, like I was practically in tears on the way down thinking “why the hell did IContinue reading “Bergen Peak Trail + – Elk Meadow Jefferson County Open Space 4/6/13”