Bergen Peak, Evergreen CO (Repeater) Hiked 10/19/13

I have become obsessed with and their facebook page.  Reading all the trip reports and seeing the excellent pictures of those incredible people climbing 14ers with like 3 feet of snow already fallen up that high, well it makes me feel pretty wimpy! It has also given me some insight as to how quicklyContinue reading “Bergen Peak, Evergreen CO (Repeater) Hiked 10/19/13”

Mt. Flora Trail (Repeater) 9/29/13

I had grandiose visions of how this hike might turn out…lots of ooooohhhhhhhssss and aaaahhhhsss.  And while  when I planned out it made perfect sense, in the end, the weather sometimes just doesn’t cooperate. We had a crazy good time in Breckenridge and it was hard to crawl out of bed to make our wayContinue reading “Mt. Flora Trail (Repeater) 9/29/13”

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”

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”

Spring Break: Breckenridge Adventures 3/3/13 – 3/5/13

We went right from our hike at White Ranch Park to Breckenridge for 2 nights. The weather we had been planning on completely changed between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Instead of no snow with sunny bluebird skies, a huge snow storm was moving in for Sunday afternoon and supposed to go until Monday morning.Continue reading “Spring Break: Breckenridge Adventures 3/3/13 – 3/5/13”

Belcher Hill Trail – White Ranch Park, Golden CO 2/23/13

Belcher Hill Trail Lowest Elevation:  Approximately 6100 feet Highest Elevation: 7800 + ( total Elevation gain of almost 2000 feet with a few declines and then having to climb back up) Trail Length:  According to the Park Map it is 8.8 miles roundtrip but my fitbit said we got 10.5 miles and every account ofContinue reading “Belcher Hill Trail – White Ranch Park, Golden CO 2/23/13”

Lion Gulch -Homestead Meadows, Lyons, CO 2/17/13

Lion Gulch #949 >  Griffith Homestead #979-2> Homestead Meadow Loop #971 > forest Road 120 Lowest Elevation: 7300 Ft Highest Elevation: 8700Ft ( according to the Nike GSP watch Aaron wears) We think we had a total gain of 2000 ft with the ups and downs. Trail Length:  The route we took got us 10Continue reading “Lion Gulch -Homestead Meadows, Lyons, CO 2/17/13”

Apex Trail in Apex Park – Jefferson County Open Space 12/15/12

Apex Trail > Enchanted Forest Trail > Apex Trail Starting Elevation:  Approximately 6200 Ft Highest Elevation:  Approximately 7400 Ft,  elevation gain is 1200Ft, but the trail goes up and down so the total gain was likely more. Trail Length: 5.8 miles is what we did but there are more options to make it longer. TrailContinue reading “Apex Trail in Apex Park – Jefferson County Open Space 12/15/12”

Riverside Trail – Breckenridge 12/8/12

Riverside Trail Between Breckenridge and Frisco Starting and ending Elevation: 9600 Trail Length:  The path goes all the way to Frisco from Breckenridge, which is 9 miles one way 18 miles round trip.  We did 9.5 miles round trip. Trail Uses:  Bikes, hiking whatever its paved…. Degree of Difficulty:  Easy Bathrooms:  As you walk alongContinue reading “Riverside Trail – Breckenridge 12/8/12”

Green Mountain via Gregory Canyon Trail 11/17/12 The Assessment

Sorry for the double posting and duplicate seeming emails- something weird happened with the original post and almost all of it was deleted so I had to rewrite it! The whole week before we did this hike I was pretty nervous about how hard it would be.   From everything I had read, if itContinue reading “Green Mountain via Gregory Canyon Trail 11/17/12 The Assessment”