Backpacking, Camping, Colorado, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

The Long Road to Longs Peak

August 29-31, 2022 I remember back in 2017 when I first started going up 14ers (slang for the 14,000+ foot peaks in Colorado and other US states) on foot, I remarked to my friend Lydia that I didn't think Longs Peak would ever be on the agenda because it was "hard and scary." Then the… Continue reading The Long Road to Longs Peak

Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Mount Sherman, Gemini Peak, & Mount Sheridan

What else was I suppose to do on a paid local holiday off of work? Climb mountains, naturally! Since I've spent 2022 getting into true hiking shape, I wanted to tick off some Colorado 14ers (mountains above 14,000 feet/4267 meters) this summer. Unfortunately most 14ers take quite the driving commitment for me from Cheyenne, and… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Mount Sherman, Gemini Peak, & Mount Sheridan

Colorado, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

Colorado Hiked: Chasm Lake

If there's one thing I've done in the last six months, it has been exploring Rocky Mountain National Park and area surrounding Estes Park more than I ever had. With the impending start to summer and timed entry reservation season at RMNP, I decided to squeeze in one last adventure before the hoards of tourists… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Chasm Lake

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Colorado Hiked: Twin Sisters Peaks

I am a bit of a planner, what can I say? After fretting over mountain-forecast.com for the past week, I was really at a loss of what to do when the weekend neared. The ridiculously windy spring had continued in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. Needing a final training hike to "cram prepare" for Mount… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Twin Sisters Peaks

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Colorado Hiked: Crosier Mountain

"The weather sucks, let's hike" I told my very best bicycle friend, Tom, in a text message. With a ridiculously windy spring shaping up in Colorado and Wyoming, I was seeking out other ways to stay active, and most importantly, to still get outdoors despite the daily hurricanes that were occurring. Tom, being new to… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Crosier Mountain