Category Archives: Western Hikes

Driving Tour of South Park, Colorado

One of my favorite places to explore in Colorado is South Park. It is a vast and often inhospitable landscape surrounded by mountains on all sides, filled with wildlife and unique topography. A “park” is essentially a high mountain Valley, … Continue reading

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The Flying J Ranch in South Evergreen, Colorado

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Beautiful day to check out my new neighborhood, so started with a local park next door. Shadow Pine Loop is a nice 3 mile stroll, and offered a great view of a three-toed woodpecker.

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This is beautiful, but it would be even better with a herd of buffalo!

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This Hike Close to Denver Feels Like you are Far Away

Colorado is blessed to have so much amazing and accessible open space. To experience a hike back East like the one I did today at Colorado’s Staunton State Park, it would take hours of driving, packing and planning. Instead I … Continue reading

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An Apology

This was not originally intended as a blog post, but as a few final words I wrote during a recent hike up to the top of Sourdough Mountain in North Cascades National Park. Once I unexpectedly collected myself and was … Continue reading

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Snack Bar Hikes?

I once did a bad thing when my kids were younger and I was trying to keep them motivated on a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I jokingly told them that there was a snack bar at the top … Continue reading

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The Trail Less Technical

On a recent hike in Colorado I came upon this funny sign which, for whatever reason, reminded me of Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken. That night I could not help but re- write on a cocktail napkin as … Continue reading

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