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, 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

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

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

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

Colorado Hiked: Loch Vale and Mills Lake Winter Hike

I just had to get away. But where could I go? I'm always at Vedauwoo, and I kind of hate hiking on trails I normally mountain bike on. Hmmm... and then it popped onto my Facebook newsfeed somehow, and I realized Rocky Mountain National Park was also not having a winter just like the rest… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Loch Vale and Mills Lake Winter Hike